An evening of dining and decadence at the Darbar Palace.
Travel back in time to the banquet-place of kings in a 450-year-old palace located in the village of Samode. On reaching the village gates, you will climb onto decorated camel carts, escorted by musicians and traditional dancers through the winding village streets, up to the fairy-lit palace threshold where rose petals, the beat of war drums and women in traditional attire welcome you into the courtyard.
Built on a small hillock with a progression of courtyards of increasing height, the palace is a splendid example of regal Indo-Saracenic architecture, combining the best of Indian and Mughal styles. The stately regalia is reminiscent of the grandest of celebrations from times gone by. You can almost hear the trumpeting of elephants and smell the thousands of fresh flowers, all with a backdrop of some of the finest frescoes and mirror-work in Rajasthan.
You will then be ushered into the hall of mirrors for a welcome drink in a quiet, elegant and luxurious atmosphere. Dinner is served in the grand Darbar Hall where you are seated and served like Maharajahs as musicians and dancers perform their ancient arts for you. The food is sublime, the service flawless and the celebration unforgettable. Move onto the terrace for a spectacular display of fireworks as a grand finale to an evening that will undoubtedly be a highpoint of your journey to India.