Killa Aul Palace
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Aul 754219 India
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Wonderlandimustsee wrote a review Mar 2020
New Delhi, India122 contributions4 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
we landed in bhubaneswar where my parents stay and left for the palace. Which is a 3 hour drive.Location of the palace coupled with personal service made this stay a memorable experience, which we would cherish forever.The surroundings of the property is an added bonus. I visited along with my husband and parents and all of us had something to do there. The hosts are extremely hospitable and made sure that all our needs were take care off. They served us with a huge spread of authentic delicious oriya food in all the meals. They had also planned our trip to the Bhitarkanika National Park and also organise many other excursions in an around the palace. One day is just not enough. I would definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Charudutta P wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Birds croon, alligators shack, deer flirts, and your soul springs here. Life comes back to you. Almost like an island is left behind for you to tete-e-tete with nature and assimilate. The palace is home, the culture is human (not cosmetic) and the spirit melts on the river beach. In the food, the reception, the rooms, the books, the portraits, the family heritage, and the persimmon daybreak or the indigo twilight (godhuli), it is a pristine "Odisha treat". Our guitar and the birds were in a duet, the full moon blessed the beach and we came back resuscitated. If you want to make "life happen" come here. Aul Palace is cathartic.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Don't choose, there is nothing to choose. All are good.
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Akshat C wrote a review Jan 2023
Kullu District, India54 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visiting Bhitarkanika national park and wildlife sanctuary and staying at Killa Aul Palace was the highlight of our Odisha trip. A four hour journey from Puri via Cuttack brought us to this quaint village with an imposing 400 yr old Palace. The home stay is well maintained with comfortable well appointed rooms and dining area. The views of the river and surrounding forests are breath taking. The highlight of the stay however were our gracious hosts who made us feel at home with bonfire chitchats and scrumptious meals. Their attention to detail regarding food preferences and any gustatory cravings lead to a well thought out menu during meals which introduces you to Odisha cuisine and culture in a way no commercial kitchen can ever hope to achieve.
Their pointers on what to see, which place to visit and where to buy Odisha handicrafts are great help to navigate the sometimes confusing cultural platter which the rich heritage of Odisha has to offer. They recommended going to lalitgiri museum on way back to Bhubaneshwar, and we are glad and grateful that we did.
The rooms have modern amenities but retain the old world charm in way of preserved architecture and carefully maintained furniture. The decor is tastefully done with antique light fixtures & paintings which lend themselves beautifully to the heritage surroundings.
The boat ride at Bhitarkanika national park is awesome. The fauna holds you in its grasp and the rich mangrove forests talk to you in whispers of mystery and exuberance.
Killa Aul Palace is taking utmost pains to preserve the rich heritage ,quite a Herculean task considering the palace is 400 yr old. I hope they are able to preserve and share their heritage and make this world a richer place with their love, hospitality and care.
A must visit place.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The weather in December and January can be a bit chilly so do bring some winter clothes.
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Samarjit wrote a review Mar 2021
8 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Only property in Odisha, where one can experience the history, adventure, nature & wildlife at Bhitarkanika National Park in one package. The Palace offers space & tranquility which is quite rare nowadays. We have immensely enjoyed the unmatched hospitality and an wide range of Odiya Cuisine at the Palace.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Mobile networks can be an issue at times.
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PeeyooshP wrote a review Jan 2022
8 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First mesmerising view is the location of the kila Aul palace, right on the bank of river.The royal couple , their hospitality, the anecdotes about the history and the personalised culinary experience make this sojourn a life time memory.

The property has retained the historic character and make your stay a comfortable one.
The boat ride to the nearby island adds charm to the sunset.

Words can’t do justice to the gratitude felt towards the hosts.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anjana M wrote a review Nov 2020
28 contributions4 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was highly recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. We spent two nights at this enchanting palace with the most hospitable hosts and staff. They went out of their way to keep us engaged and comfortable.
The palace itself is impressive and the views are breathtaking. The hosts have a series of fascinating anecdotes to narrate, chronicled through the rich history of the place. The delicious home cooked local cuisine is irresistible. There is a feast set at every meal. The kids loved running around the property and discovering hidden rooms and corners.
We were there on Diwali night and the place looked resplendent when lit with diyas.
We took a trip to Bhitarkanika national park which is close to this place. We also went kayaking and swam in the calm waters bordering the palace.
I would love to go back again for the beautiful settings do the unmatchable hospitality.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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ENR wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom103 contributions106 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We finished off a week's trip around Odisha staying here, and it was definitely the most unique place we stayed. The setting is beautiful - right on the river and close to Bhitarkanika (where we enjoyed a day trip boating through the waterways and spotting crocs). The palace itself is a sprawling complex with a fascinating history. Some parts have already been renovated and others are still being worked on. The rooms were great and had everything we needed.

Our host, Braj, was extremely kind and keen to make sure we had the best possible experience. He organised multiple activities including swimming and kayaking in the river (arranging chai on a nearby island), a safari to Bhitarkanika, and even a classical Orissi dance performance one evening. Braj joined us for meals - we found him a great source of information on Odisha and his own family history, although this may not be suitable for eg couples seeking a very private break or people wanting more privacy.

I should also say the food was superb - some of the best we had in Odisha. Especially the elephant apple curry!

Would highly recommend for people seeking a more offbeat destination in a beautiful corner of Odisha & India.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Pavan wrote a review Jan 2023
New Delhi, India17 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our host Braj Keshari Singh Deo & his family were great hosts. The location of this 400 year old palace is amazing with a river flowing next to it which meets the sea downstream. We went kayaking across the river to an island with a picnic basket at sunset. Visit to the crocodile sanctuary in bhitarkanika national park was amazing alongwith with boat ride & crocodile hatchery. Bonfire at night on beach was great 👍
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nirmal Karanpuria wrote a review Dec 2023
Udaipur, India110 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the best Heritage Property for stay in serenity.
It was a great experience to stay at KILA AUL PALACE with all amenities and comfort.

It had fully appointed rooms with sumptuous meals of our choice and above all hospitality of the family and interaction with Raja Sb with immense knowledge will be lifetime memories.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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anil paul.. wrote a review Feb 2021
49 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely destination / fort on the banks of a river.brahamni.the change of tides and the water level makes the place really pretty ..from the garden sit out ..

Rooms are very nice and large and the host shree braj .the current rajha is a wonderfull host

Food was very innovative and had a brilliant exposure to orrissa cuisine..tasty and well presented a must to take a boat cruise and see salt water crocodiles

Yes kila aul should be on your must list .
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from sudeshna d
New Delhi, India42 contributions8 helpful votes
Hi....kindly check the website killa aul palace for further details
Christian T asked a question Mar 2020
La Rochelle, France199 contributions38 helpful votes
Hello I want know if a room is available for two people one night 3 december night Thanks in advance
discovery25 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Jaipur, India3,205 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Please do visit this place "
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Sush Singh Deo wrote a tip Dec 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Connect with hosts to plan your itinerary based on your interests. "
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Akshat C wrote a tip Jan 2023
Kullu District, India54 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The weather in December and January can be a bit chilly so do bring some winter clothes."
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Rocky SB Khare wrote a tip Jan 2023
Lucknow, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are more in numbers, please plan with the host for pick and drop using a mini bus which is quite economical"
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Anand Patkar wrote a tip Mar 2022
Mumbai, India11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for river facing rooms"
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