It is astonishing to see how many weekend getaways Delhi-NCR actually has. The delhites need not stay home any weekend or holiday getting bored, because any direction you head, you will find a retreat which is almost certain to amaze you.
How to get to Samode?
Take a drive from Delhi to Samode which is a 4 hour drive on smooth road conditions provided you mainly take up NH8. Other way of getting to Samode is by taking a train to Jaipur from Delhi and then covering another 45 odd kms. to get to the village.
What to do?
Depending on how much time you have to spare.If you were only on a long drive and plan to get back to Delhi by the night, (which is what we had done) Roam around about the village, take camel rides. The palace is only partially accessible to visitors who are not the hotel's guests. You can only visit the Sheesh Mahal. Otherwise, Samode Bagh and Samode Haveli are always more to explore. Do visit the village known for block printing, kabeliyaan (the folk dance) and experiencing the true rajasthani culture.
When to go?
As it is quite close to the deserts, summers are not recommended. The best time to go to samode is between October to March. One may also stay in camps during the winters depending on arrangements.
Where to stay?
If you plan on a lavish weekend getaway, Samode Palace Hotel is highly recommended. But if you budget is low or you would prefer staying with the locals, home-stays are also a budding culture in places like these. Visit Rajasthan tourism website for more info.