Tuesday, February 2, 2010

History of Samode

Samode according to Rajputana it was a large town. The landlords of Samode the principal thakurs of the state of Amber were the Nathawat tracing their relation to Prithviraj Singhji. One of his son Gopalji was awarded Samode a noble feudatory of the Amber and Jaipur principality. It was among the wealthiest territories in the Amber kingdom. In1757 the territory was returned to Nathawats. For the first half existence of this palace was a little more than a fortified stronghold in the rugged Rajput tradition. In 19th century under Rawal did the castle begin to take on the lavish aspects. He reached distinction as the principal signatory of the historic 1818 treaty making Jaipur a protectorate of British East India Company. then Samode Palace was transformed in to an one of the country's premium palace hotel in 1987. It was showing a perfect example of Rajput mughal architecture and built on small hillock and planned in a progression of courtyards of increasing height. Its a touching reminder of the vision of its creators.
Climate of Samode :-
Samode has a very high temperature. The summers are very hot shooting up to 45° C, on the other hand winters are chilly and temperature go down to 5° C. The best time to visit Samode is the period between October to March.

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