Samode Haveli

Sometimes evoking comparisons with the riads of Morocco but quite in their own unusual and distinctive league, havelis are the residence of old nobility. Samode Haveli, over 150 years old, was home to a former prime minister of the Jaipur court. Now restored, although with most of the original features intact in public spaces and some rooms, it is a magnet for travellers. Its location within the old city, access to Jaipur’s bazaars is simple and the haveli a relaxing haven to return to at the end of the day.