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KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before.

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Feel the rich heritage of past, stay here at this former hunting mansion, now a villa farm house.
Take a deep breadth and feel the freshness of incredibile India and its simplicity and its heritage.
For the trophy hunters, size does matter.
1 of 19Feel the rich heritage of past, stay here at this former hunting mansion, now a villa farm house.
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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
1 night minimum
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This beautiful Mansion was once an exclusive hunting resort of an Indian King hailing from Panchakote Raj state of West Bengal, in the eastern part India. Now converted into a very beautiful, eco friendly Heritage Homestay by his descendants. This two-storied mansion is built in laterite stone, and is situated close to the city of Cuttack in Odisha, near the forest and hills of Dalijoda range, which gives a scenic backdrop to the palace. Two large water bodies in the foreground gives it a serene touch and tourists can enjoy an alfresco dinner next to the water on a moon-lit evening. This former hunting lodge is built like a chateaux inspired by European styles with its arched windows and doors fitted with multi-coloured glass. Presently, this property is maintained by descendants of th...This beautiful Mansion was once an exclusive hunting resort of an Indian King hailing from Panchakote Raj state of West Bengal, in the eastern part India. Now converted into a very beautiful, eco friendly Heritage Homestay by his descendants. This two-storied mansion is built in laterite stone, and is situated close to the city of Cuttack in Odisha, near the forest and hills of Dalijoda range, which gives a scenic backdrop to the palace. Two large water bodies in the foreground gives it a serene touch and tourists can enjoy an alfresco dinner next to the water on a moon-lit evening. This former hunting lodge is built like a chateaux inspired by European styles with its arched windows and doors fitted with multi-coloured glass. Presently, this property is maintained by descendants of the erstwhile king. They have kept the property natural and wild, without disturbing its very essence and with great effort are renovating this mansion to its original glory. Travelers are offered a real heritage home stay with ( BED & BREAKFAST ). Delicious traditional, home-cooked food made by the members of the family are also offered on request with additional charges. They organize a close look at Odisha's old temples, cult and culture, art & craft as well as serene tribal village life with their Haats or weekly markets. On request, they also organize trekking or nature walks by foot or by cycle in the nearby forests. The place is a must for cyclists and anglers. Odisha's best locations for Angling are located next to the property on the river Mahanadi famous for all types of exotic indian carps, snakeheads catfish, especially goonch, wallago attu, chitala, etc. Vsits are organised as day tours to textile weaving villages, Dhokra craft villages, Alekh Mahima Dharma monastery at Joranda, Buddhist sites of Udaigiri, Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri, and Dhabaleswar temple. Maritime museum at Cuttack is also a great place to see Odisha rich history. The area is a source of great attraction for Birding . The place offers good opportunity to see forest and aquatic birds. Scholars who like to study many different species of moths, butterflies and beetles during the monsoons season. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Debjit S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
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Reviewed 4 January 2021 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at this property for 2 nights with a group of 8 (3 adults 5 children). The children loved jumping in the hay, playing with the puppies and swimming in the pond. The food was yummie healthy and organic. The fresh...More

Date of stay: January 2021
1  Thank 642bandanam
Reviewed 16 August 2020

It’s more than 5 months since we visited Kila Dalijoda on 8 th March 2020. All through these months I am unable to get over the fantastic angling experience I had there. My over 20 years of unsuccessful experience in fishing got made up lock,...More

Date of stay: March 2020
1  Thank sunjaydhawan
Reviewed 4 April 2020

Many thanks Debjit and Namrata for your generosity. We love in India and made several trips but never we had a so in-depth plunge in the rurality: countryside is georgeous with small tribes villages, ponds, forests, superb landscape. On the top the homestay is fabulous,...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Gilles G
Reviewed 18 March 2020

Less than two hours by taxi from Bhubaneswar is the remote village of Ambilijhari at the foot of the Kapilash Forest Range. From Mangarajpur, our confident driver telephoned Debjit Singh Deo, the hereditary owner of Kila Dalijoda, to say that we were lost. Seeing a...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Kalindi-D
Reviewed 5 March 2020

We were a group of 9 visiting from many parts of the world. At Kila Dilajoda, (The forest fort) we came to find a true experience of India. The natural ambience reflected peace and provided us with a well of inspiration. We enjoyed walking through...More

Date of stay: February 2020
1  Thank 599same
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

We stayed 4 nights and our hosts were wonderfully attentive and knowledgeable. The house is magnificent with a long history. We learned so much about the culture as well as having interesting walks. Very meditative. It is a calm, loving atmosphere away from TV, and...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank SusanGSAnderson
debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2020

Thank you Susan. We too had a wonderful time hosting you and your group from different countries. We look forward to seeing you again. Best regards. Debjit

Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

I stayed 3 nights in this beautiful heritage homestay. I would have stayed longer. For Debjit and his wife we are guests. The meals are delicious. Debjit can offer you the visit of villages and boat ride for bird watching. A quiet place away from...More

Date of stay: January 2020
1  Thank Gisele B
debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2020

Thank you Gisele, Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to meeting you again. Warm regards Debjit

Reviewed 12 January 2020

The location is near the village were we could walk freely and interact with the villagers. All excurcions fitted our needs as they were organised on demand. The campfires are a delight and cozy moment to end the day . Namrate and Debjit are wonderfull...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Wanderer34624917050
Reviewed 15 December 2019

A unique experience, a place really out of ordinary, in an area where you can meet trible people, village people, wild elephants, forests, rice fields, handicraft village, special temples , noble mansions, all unspoiled and untouched by tourism and even almost by modern world. All...More

Date of stay: December 2019
1  Thank isatonso
Reviewed 12 July 2019

I stayed here with my daughter and could not have been happier. Debjit and his family are such well informed hosts that conversations are part of the experience. You will be offered local cuisine you can't find elsewhere. All meals were delicious. The home is...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank fallfans
debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

Thanks so much David. It was wonderful meeting you and your daughter. Hope to meet again. Best wishes and warm regards. Debjit

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Water Park Nearby
City Getaway
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Choudwar is situated close to the ancient city of Cuttack as well as Bhubaneswar, which is the capital of Odisha. The place is surrounded by lovely forests and hills of Dalijoda on one side and serene rural villages on the other -- offering the traveler a multiplicity of choices to experience local culture as well as the tribal lifestyle of villagers, including ancient practices such as cock-fights and their own version of a farmer's market. To complement your stay in Choudwar at Kila Dalijoda you can expect healthy, clean and traditional Indian food cooked in an eco-friendly kitchen. From wild-life safaris, bird-watching, nature-walks you can walk through tiny hamlets and have a glimpse of local village life or even witness the making of hand-crafted utensils a speciality of the area. ...
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KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before. is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

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KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before. has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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