Samode Palace, Samode Haveli and Samode Bagh (Garden) are heritage monuments and structures built by the noble feudatory with the hereditary title of 'Maha Rawal' or 'Maha Saheb’ of the Amber and Jaipur principality in Rajasthan, India. All three have rich history of several hundred years and display a fusion of Mughal and Rajasthani art and architecture. They are now part of the Heritage group of hotels under the flagship name of “Samode” that are run by the hereditary owners of these structures. The Samode Palace is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Jaipur city, the Samode Haveli is close to Jaipur (centrally located within city limits, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) away from the city railway station) and the Samode Bagh or Garden, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the palace which is also run as a luxury hotel. Many Hindi feature films have been pictured with the settings of the palace. The 1984 American HBO TV serial adaption of the Raj-romance novel, The Far Pavilions, was also filmed in the palace precincts and starred Ben Cross, Amy Irving, Omar Sharif and Christopher Lee.
Hawa Mahal , is a palace in Jaipur, India. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh,
and designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its unique
five-story exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows
called jharokhas that are decorated with intricate lattice work. The original intention of the lattice
was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since
they had to observe strict "purdah" (face cover).
Overnight in Jaipur.
The Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan is the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and
now a luxury Taj Palace Hotel, located 5 miles (8.0 km) outside of the walls of the city of Jaipur
on Bhawani Singh Road.
The first building on the site was a garden house built in 1835 for the wet nurse of prince Ram
Singh II.In 1887, during the reign of Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh, it was converted into a
modest royal hunting lodge, as the house was located in the midst of a thick forest at that time.
In the early 20th century, it was expanded into a palace to the designs of Sir Samuel Swinton
Jacob. In 1925, Maharajah Sawai Man Singh II made Rambagh his principal residence and
added a number of royal suites in 1931. After India became independent and the princely states
united, the Palace became the Government House. By the 1950s, the royal family felt that the
upkeep of the palace and its 47 acres (190,000 m2) of gardens was becoming very costly. They,
therefore, decided in 1957 to convert it into a luxury hotel.
Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. It is also called the "Lake Garden
Palace". The palace is located in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Its construction
is credited to three Maharanas of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar kingdom. The construction
of the palace was started in 1551 by Maharana Amar Singh, continued by Maharana Karan
Singh (1620–1628) and finally completed by Maharana Jagat Singh I (1628–1652). It is named
as "Jagat Mandir" in honour of the last named Maharana Jagat Singh. The royal family used
the palace as a summer resort and pleasure palace for holding parties. The palace served as a
refuge to asylum seekers on two separate occasions
Deeg Palace is a palace situated near Bharatpur in Rajasthan state in India. Built in 1772 it lies
32 km from Bharatpur. The strong citadel with towering walls and bastions was erected slightly
later in 1730 AD by Surajmal, the worthy son of Badan Singh. About the same period according
to certain writers the large charming tank called Rup Sagar was built by Rup Singh, the brother
of Badan Singh. The beautiful garden retreat adorning this city is the most outstanding of
the artistic accomplishments of Surajmal and serves to this day a glorious memorial to the
celebrated hero of the Jat tribe. After the death of Surajmal, his son Jawahar Singh (1764–68
AD) completed certain palaces including the Suraj Bhawan and gave finishing touch to the
gardens and fountains.
The architecture of Deeg is mainly represented by the mansions called the Bhawans popularly
known as Gopal Bhawan, Suraj Bhawan, Kishan Bhawan, Nand Bhawan, Keshav Bhawan,
Hardev Bhawan. The striking features of these palaces are balanced outlines, fine proportions,
commodious halls, attractive and logically disposed arcades, alluring greenery, charming tanks
and canals with fountains. The layout of Deeg gardens is based on formality of the Mughal Char
bagh or fourfold garden patterns and flanked by two reservoirs called namely Rup Sagar and