Samode Palace (40-km North West)
beautiful Samode Palace has been rebuilt and renovated and is now
serving as one of the family run hotels that offer personalized service
and attention to detail. It is an exquisite example of the Rajput haveli
architecture and offers a panoramic view to its guests.
The region of Shekhawati is known for its
painted Haverlis. It means the garden of Shekha, named after its ruler
Rao Shekha. It is often called as 'open art gallery of Rajasthan' as the
painted Havelis rich in artistic tradition makes it commendable and
fascinating. Most of them were built between 18th century to early 20th
century. Various forms of fine art adorn the walls and the ceilings of
these edifices. The havelis are noted for their frescoes depicting
mythological themes and that of huge animals. Some od the later day
frescoes show steam locomotives and trains.
16 km from Jaipur, is the small village of
Sanganer, an important trade and industry centre that produces the
finest hand-printed textiles (block printing or silk screen). The manual
tanning and block printing by the use of simple techniques is still
practised here and the patterns are made in huge tints. However,
Sanganer is best known for the making of handmade paper. One may visit a
paper factory and see the process while one can see big sheets of paper
and colored materials drying on the river banks and in fallow fields as
one drives through the city.
There are so many excursion points around Jaipur. Know more about the nearby places to see in Jaipur, Rajasthan.