Samode is situated in the royal Indian state of Rajasthan around 42 km from Jaipur, the capital city. Located on way to Shekhawati, this small village is famous for its haveli and fort. The Samode Palace does not belong to any royal family but a family of noblemen, the Rawals of Samode. These noblemen of Samode have bestowed the title of ‘Maha Rawal’, in place of just ‘Rawal’ by the royal family for their bravery and loyalty towards the royal family. Gopal Singh, one of the 12 sons of Prithvi Singh, was given a Samode, who was loyal to the rulers of Ambar and Jaipur. It is almost four hundred years old and now some new changes and amendments are taking place.
The Samode fort is one of the prime tourist attractions in the village of Samode in Rajasthan. This Fort is a strong hill fort offering panoramic views of the village. In this fort 300 descending steps lead to an underground passage which was used by the royals for secret escape during emergencies. Contrary to the Mughal architecture of the fort, the murals and paintings depict the Rajasthani style of artwork. It was used for lodging by Rawals, as a lot of heritage nowadays is used here for lodging tourist by hotel chains. It showcases Mughal architecture which was considered useful in war times. This Fort is a good place to visit for tourists in Samode.
Govind Dev Ji Temple
Govind Dev Ji temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna; it is an old and attractive place in the summation. Important pilgrimage is famous for its architecture and rituals. It is considered as one of the photogenic spots, this temple is a journey for photographers and devotees of God. This is a remarkable architecture and a basically unseen rural lifestyle. This is one of the most popular places in the Samode. It is interesting to know that the temples of Govind Dev Ji in the Samode homes have decorated the murals and beautiful carvings of Lord Krishna and Radha.
Samode Haveli was built nearly 150 years ago. It is a grand and palatial house which was built by Rawal Sheo Singh Ji. He belonged to the Samode family and which was previously the prime minister of the Jaipur court. The Samode family had a relation with the royal members of Jaipur. Samode will reflect the royal past. It also shows the kind of luxurious lifestyle which was led by the members of the royal family. This haveli was built facing the north. It was done so in order to protect it from the blaring sun. The haveli has beautifully painted dining rooms, huge rooms, and airy verandah; which attract the tourist
Samode Bagh is a traditional garden and you can find a large collection of exotic and wild flowering species in this region. The place is famous for its collection of inside tents which have beautiful paintings depicting Mughal art. This garden is famous for those who enjoy strolling and a relaxed evening. If you visit during the winter season, you can spot lush vegetation here. You can also find exotic birds in this region. You can also find exotic birds in this region and it offers a comfortable and luxurious stay for all the guests.
Lord Hanuman Temple
Lord Hanuman Temple in Samode is one of the famous temples in Rajasthan. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Hanuman who is also referred to as the Samode Ke Veer Hanuman Ji, which is pretty famous among the local people. The Temple is open from either side and there are fleets of steps which will lead you to the temple. This temple is unique, as it is placed on an elevated platform. There is a pillared hall, which is open from four sides. This hall is mainly used during festivals and occasions. Perched at an elevated platform, the temple is distinctive in its own way.