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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 Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
Interaction with guests
Being permanent resident of this property , the hosts take all care and smile to personally welcome all guests. As hosts, the couple exudes a tremendous sense of feel good factor throught the length of stay and they are personally involved in all aspects of arranging guest activities, fooding, arranging transport etc. Host make it a point to share the dinning table with all hosts in all meals. Host also accompanies guests for various activities and other day tours if required.
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Reviewed 18 January 2019

I bumped onto this webpage while looking for offbeat places in Orissa. I was a little skeptical about going ahead & booking as it was our first experience living in house along with the host and I must say, no regrets at all. The house...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

Thank you so much for your stay with us. It was wonderful to meet you all in person. Shall be very happy to host you again. Thanks fora great review. Best wishes Debjit

Reviewed 8 December 2018

This was my first stay in rural India, and it couldn't have been better. Met at the airport, transported directly to the property, and then hosted by the family, this was a full-blown information experience for this part of India. The food was personally prepared,...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and taking good memories back home to share your experiences. It was such good meeting with you all. Perfect guests. Please comeback whenever you are in India. Our warmest regards and best wishes to all...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018

I had booked this property around four months ago. When I rang up Debjit on my return from Dhenkanal he had just overlooked my booking. But he immediately apologized. What followed afterwards was hospitality personified. Debjit & his wife Namrata are an amazing couple. They...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Thanks a lot Jaydeep. It was a wonderful experience for us as well to meet you and your family. As hosts we were very comfortable hosting you. We strongly recommend you to all hosts. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us.

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Just a wonderfull place to visit. The mansion, the hosts, the surroundings and local villages are worth the visit. You will enjoy great food also. The prices of accommodation and food are really good accordingly to all the facilities and quality you'll get from the...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Wonderful guests you are for any host. It was a pleasure meeting and knowing you both. We highly recommend them to all hosts. Thanks so much Joelly and Olivier for such high words. Hope we meet again. With lots of good wishes. Debjit n Namrata

Reviewed 8 October 2018

Once you spend some time in Kila Dalijoda, you will fell in love not only with this place but also with Debjit's family and whole community. Be sure, they will do the best for you to enjoy staying there in the way you want. It...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thanks a lot Ilona for such good words. As hosts we greatly enjoyed your company. You left the room so neat and clean. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us. Best wishes from all three of us.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We were so happy to stay in your lovely palace you put so much heart to restaure it. We were sad not stay only 1 night but sure next time we 'll spend more time to enjoy your home, your delightful friendly attitude and so...More

Date of stay: January 2018
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debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thanks so much Dhana and Corsica. It was a short but a wonderful meeting. We seriously look forward to strengthen our relationship and meeting you again for a long term friendship. Best regards to both of you. Debjit

Reviewed 24 March 2018

If you are looking for a wonderful and authentic experience off the beaten path, then Kila Dalijoda is the place for you. Staying there has been one of the highlights of my 2 months of travel in India. I stayed for 5 nights It is...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks a lot Michael. You are a gem of a person and we loved hosting you. You left a lasting impression of good feeling and our only call is to you come back with your wife and experience something new . Best regards. Debjit n...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

I planned to stay 3 days in Kila Dalijoda, but stayed almost one week and still it was difficult to leave. The place is so very pleaceful. A not so well known and very peaceful part of India. My room on the top floor was...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Malkia
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debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thanks so much Lisette. We loved your presence as much and want you to come back for some more interesting outdoors. Best wishes Debjit

Reviewed 17 March 2018

This is perfect for people experiencing the burnt-out of urban living. We (my aunt, uncle, and I) wanted to cherish our time together with long walks and conversations in the lap of nature. But, we were in no mood for roughing it out. Kila Dalijoda...More

Date of stay: December 2017
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debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thanks Shweta for your beautiful reviews. It was a pleasure meeting you and Mr.& Mrs. Pani. I am intouch with him. And we are ready with something new so come again to enjoy some more outdoors. Best wishes. Debjit

Reviewed 14 March 2018

There is not really a great deal for me to add to the glowing reviews one can already find here. But one point I'd like to highlight is that as a fellow Indian my expectations were a bit different from travellers from abroad and I...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Dear Supratik, I have no words how to thank you. As hosts our objective is to give off our best of what we have and make sure guest go out on a high only to return for more. Nothing is more satisfying when a guest...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
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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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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