Historically used by the Samode royal family as a private retreat, Samode 'Bagh' (or Garden) is idyllic and unusual, set amongst a lush abundance of trees, plants, flowers and fountains, waterways and pavilions. This is a place for relaxation and meditation.
Modelled on the geometric style of a Mughal garden, Samode Bagh was built 250 years ago. Just 15 minutes away from the Samode Palace, it offers more than 20 acres of gardens filled with birdsong, and accommodation in 44 dune-coloured 'tents' (although this description doesn't really give the right impression!).
The 'tents' (below) should more accurately be called 'tented-top cottages'. They are air-conditioned with ensuite marble bathrooms and the facilities of a 5 star hotel room. Each unit features a separate dressing room, bathrobes, hair dryer, minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. Internet access is available at the business centre and wireless access points.
In the centre of the gardens lies the huge dining tent (below), offering royal Rajasthani and Indian cuisine. In the main pavilion can be found the attractive floral mosaic swimming pool. There is also an outdoor Jacuzzi and a paddling pool for children. There are facilities for croquet, badminton and handball, and camel or horse safaris can be arranged for guests.