For a royal holiday in Odisha

Belgadia Palace

Located in the city of Baripada, this magnificent palace owned by the Bhanj Deo family has been creatively redesigned, with much of the old charm intact, and converted into a heritage hotel. It sits in the middle of a large lawn, surrounded by orchards and gardens. If you like books, they have a nice library. You can also visit Simlipal National Park, ancient temples nearby and buy local handicrafts.

Gajlaxmi Palace

This elegant palace, belonging to the ancient rulers of Dhenkanal province, is less than a two-hour drive from Cuttack. The royal family has made available four bedrooms for the night, as well as meals in the large dining room. The management can guide you on what to see and do during your stay, such as exploring the surrounding forest, visiting old temples, buying local handicrafts, etc.

Killa Aul Palace
The sprawling old palace overlooks the Kharasrota River and has been able to retain many of its old architectural features as well as colorful frescoes. It is located next to the town of Aul (Kendrapara district), about 100 km from Cuttack by road. If you like to be outdoors, you can try cycling tours, nature walks, bird watching, etc. The forest surrounding the palace is part of the Kapilas Elephant Sanctuary.

Kila Dalijoda

This former hunting palace of the Panchakote rulers, about 22 km from Cuttck, exudes Gothic charm. Now converted into a heritage guest house, it will allow you to discover the royal charms of yesteryear. You can request a visit to the property. Due to some beliefs, the kitchen will not serve chicken or chicken eggs, but you can taste quail eggs and

Mahodadhi Palace

Set at the bottom of a garden, this former summer palace of the Panchakote royal family is located on Puri’s Beach Road. The historic hotel is now managed by The Orchid group (Ecotels, Hotels and Resorts). The rooms and suites have an old world charm but are equipped with luxurious and modern amenities. This is a dog-friendly hotel (separate fee and subject to house rules).

Dhenkanal Palace

Built in the 1830s and featuring a mixed style of architecture, this former palace belonging to the Dhenkanal Raj, is now a luxurious homestay. It is about 75 km from Bhubaneswar by road. Enjoy the outdoor spaces, shop for local crafts and looms, and more.