Amber, 11 Km north of Jaipur, was the ancient capital of Jaipur State. The Palace-Fort was started in 1592. We paid a fascinating morning visit there on our way to Samode. That night we stayed at the Hotel Samode Palace, which is quite fabulous. No wonder that they filmed The Far Pavilions there.

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Amber Palace is set on a hillside overlooking a lake.

We climbed up to it on an elephant, which was a bit scary as we were hanging over the wall at the side of the path

Arrived safely!

A magnificent palace

Inside the palace with our guide, Anu.


Samode Village

Samode Palace

Our room was delightful

as was the swimming pool

inlaid marble!

 We were very tired when we got to Samode Palace and though Mr Singh wanted to take us to the village at 4pm we decided to laze around the pool instead. A happy choice!

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