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The Belgadia Palace

SuperhostMayurbhanj, Odisha, India
Private room in house hosted by Mrinalika
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bathroom
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An 18th century victorian brick-built double-storey structure in the classical Western style of Doric-Corinthian column, a mixture of Greek and Victorian architecture. Home to the erstwhile royal family of Mayurbhanj, this boutique property invites guests to take a trip down memory lane and introduces the idea of purposeful travel by engaging with the local tribal community and through curated tours to truly explore the state of Odisha, the soul of incredible India.

The space
The palace sits on a raised hill overlooking sprawling lawns on either side, with the entrance highlighted by a long drive-in with indigenous flora and fauna dotting either side and ending at the Elephant Porch or “Hathi Baramdah”, which is a high arched porch built to accommodate the ruler when he would mount the howdah on an elephant for ceremonial processions. The double storied mansion with turrets flanked on either side, has rooms envisioned for work and leisure with the Maharajah and Maharani wing having black and white checkered marble verandahs overlooking the sprawling lawns, with the royal insignia embossed along the glass windows. A natural lake is situated at one border and a manicured walking path criss crosses the entire estate. The open verandahs were meant to be viewing parlours for the women of the family to watch the chhau performances at the main lawn, a martial arts dance form that were practiced by the state military and flourished under the patronage of the erstwhile rulers.

The present renovation echoes the golden era of the state with furniture and upholstery being repurposed from the original palace, whose exterior was built to be a replica of The Bukingham Palace. The annals of history come alive with vintage vinyl records, persian carpets, old world chandeliers and century old oil paintings placed along the halls and porches of the estate. The paintings and art around the palace juxtapose the untamed and ethereal beauty of the district. Nothing like the smell of monsoons hitting the red laterite soil as you lounge in the verandah enjoying the natural landscape!

The suites offer hints and whispers of a royal era with the dark winding mahogany staircase at the lobby draped with a red carpet used for receiving the Maharajah, connecting the first floor rooms to the upper chambers. With each step into the palace the jewel toned colors have a soothing effect with soft wooden finishes transporting you to a bygone era.

Guest access
All the upper and Lower level Verandahs
The projector room
The Spa Room
The Dining & Tea Room
Two Libraries
The exterior gardens
An 18th century victorian brick-built double-storey structure in the classical Western style of Doric-Corinthian column, a mixture of Greek and Victorian architecture. Home to the erstwhile royal family of Mayurbhanj, this boutique property invites guests to take a trip down memory lane and introduces the idea of purposeful travel by engaging with the local tribal community and through curated tours to truly explore…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Essentials
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Hangers
Laptop-friendly workspace
First aid kit
Dryer
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India

Belgadia Palace Mayurbhanj has the following tours to offer:

Tribal Tourism – visit a tribal village and make art with them such as Dhokra and learn dying arts such as chhau (martial arts dance form).
Arts Tourism – visit villages and learn the different art forms such as black stone carving with visits to famous temples to understand the intricate architecture native to Odisha (Khiching). The temple of Kichakeswari at Khiching, built entirely of chlorite slabs is unique of its kind in India. A plethora of other temples also dominate the place some of which are still in active worship. The small museum situated here boasts of highly important historical specimens of sculpture, art and architecture.
Wildlife and Nature Tourism: One of India’s most famous wildlife parks, Barheipani Falls, Simlipal National Park, Jaranda Falls are the must see attractions of this place. It is highly distinguished for its intensively dense forested lands, green vegetation and unique wildlife. Deokund, a beautiful scenic spot amidst green forests, has a picturesque waterfall. The hill top temple of Goddess Ambika is a special attraction of the place.Bhimkund a waterfall is a place of pilgrimage and is a scenic tourist spot
Colonial Heritage Tourism – visiting building and structures that were constructed before the British entered india and pre independence such as the railway, air strip, Rani’s Dharamsala (old hotel built in 1904 for pilgrims and tourists), palace temple built in the 1930s,original royal palace with a 106 rooms and multiple courtyards, Haripur which was the original palace of the bhanja kings.
Haripur comes within the Baripada subdivision and at a distance of 10miles from Baripada. It was the former capital of the state of Mayurbhanj before it was shifted to Baripada. The vast ruins afford ample and interesting material for antiquarian research.It was named after the Maharajah of Mayurbhanj Shri Harihar Bhanja who founded this place as the Capital in 1322, shifted from Khiching and later on is famous as Haripurgarh.
Events/Festivals: Rath Yatra: Rath Yatra, also known as Car festival of Lord Jagannath is a very prominent festival of Simlipal city. Rath Yatra is popular for its distinctive culture and feel. One of the unique customs of this Yatra is women pulling the Ratha of Maa Subhadra and the devotees gather from every corner of the country to enjoy this festival.
Belgadia Palace Mayurbhanj has the following tours to offer:

Tribal Tourism – visit a tribal village and make art with them such as Dhokra and learn dying arts such as chhau (martial arts dance form)…

Hosted by Mrinalika

Joined in October 2018
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