Samode Palace, Rajasthan

If you want those insanely creative Instagram pictures, then Samode Palace is the place. This 16th-century Palace set in Aravalli hills is both exclusive and discreet. Samode Palace is a marvelous example of regal Indo-Saracenic architecture as it blends with the perfection of Indian and Mughal style. This 475-year-old Palace is host to the celebrities, royalty, artists, and all the travel-savvy individuals. To visit India and not to get a taste of its royalty is equal to the food without spices! Samode Palace is an ideal place to relax and rejuvenate with its Ayurvedic treatments, Balinese massages, a sauna, and a steam room. Not to mention, the incredible sight of the flower-scented courtyard at night with all the twinkling lights illuminating darkness and romantic appeal to alfresco dinners. Samode Palace is a real-life fantasy where you'll get to live like a king and queen.

  • 04-Nov-2019
  • Written By: Naila Arif
location

Location-

The Samode Palace is only an hour ride away from Jaipur, which is just 42 kilometers away. The Palace set in the Samode village where you'll get to witness the authenticity and daily life of a Rajasthani village. Here you'll see the women making India's famous lac bangles, children playing on the field, and turbaned men entering the village temples. From the cobbled streets of the Samode village, you'll make your way to the Palace which offers mystic views of the village life.

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Accommodation-

Samode Palace lets you enjoy the Indian luxury like a royalty. With 43 rooms divided into three categories, it has four royal suites with a living room, dining room, and a super-sized bathroom. The other categories have 19 deluxe room and 20 deluxe suites. The deluxe rooms are much cheaper than the deluxe suites, but they have proper space and spectacular decor. 

The deluxe suites have a sitting area and possibly a balcony and a dressing room. All the rooms and suites have a classic style, where the color and spirit of luxury mingles with white linen, marble, and exquisite wood furniture. 

You'll not find any combs or dental kits, but for the toiletries, you will get the shampoo and conditioners. Everything is well-thought regarding the toiletries as they pour it into reusable ceramic containers. From the imported coffee with the coffee-maker to the staff services who get the room ready for bedtime, everything is fancy. 

dining

Dining-

The food at Samode Palace restaurant is the essence of Indian cuisine and the feast of the continental dishes. For breakfast, you can go for either the buffet or a la carte menu. The good thing is that you can get anything from blueberry pancakes in American-style to a dosa (a south Indian-styled pancake). You have other options for breakfast like- fruit salads, Bircher muesli, eggs, and warm pastries. 

In the lunch and dinner, you can enjoy a wide variety of local Rajasthani feast. From lentils, vegetables, lambs to BBQ chicken sliders and Teriyaki wings with delicious wine suggested by the waiter will give you 'A-top' experience. They have a fine-wine cellar with the temperature-control system, which is unique for a Rajasthani heritage hotel. The Samode Palace wine cellar has some exceptional wines from Italy, France and the new world- Saint Estephe, Lynch Bages, Champagnes, and Barolo.

services and facilities

Services and Facilities-

While your stay at Samode Palace, you will get to discover the beauty of the hotel which is glorious inch by inch. You can self-explore the Palace or ask staff to guide you through its magnificence. Or you can indulge yourself into a rejuvenating massage by the trained therapists. The therapist will not only give you massages but also stretches legs, hands, shoulders, and back to release the body tension. 

All the health facilities include a fully equipped fitness center with a steam room and a sauna. Two swimming pools offer views of the hills with a few exceptional moments of sighting the leopard. Most of the guests like to walk up and down the hills for exercise. Samode Palace can arrange for a horse or camel safaris for the unique visits to the dunes.

Experience

Activities-

If you are exploring the Palace to admire the frescoes, ornate ceilings, and the mirror work, do not forget to miss the Darbar hall, Diwan-e-Khas (hall of private audience), and the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors). Another Samode Palace activities requires indulging into a relaxing Jacuzzi bath or watching the sunset from a daybed by the rooftop infinity pool. 

The nature lovers can treat themselves with a hot-air balloon ride and get a bird's-eye view of the beautiful surroundings. And if you want to go beyond, the arrangements for sightseeing excursions to the historic 'Pink City' of Jaipur can take place. There you will explore the Amber Fort and Jaigarh Fort, Ramgarh Lake and Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. You will also get an exceptional shopping opportunity in the Bapu Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar, and the Johari Bazaar.