My wife and I were there on by 78th Birthday and the family had a Birthday Party for me, including a fantastic dinner, cake and a patio cocktail party with the family and some invited guest. Thats one birthday I will never forget.
Kanker Palace dates from 1937. The family of the current maharadja lives in one half of this very authentic palace, whereas the other half is designated for guests. Around the dinner guests and family mix. Of course, there is a lot of style. The rooms are spacious, the food more than delicious. Because of both the big garden and the thick walls the palace is a place of rest in a busy city. (The palace is no hotel, guests have to be approved by the family.)
The palace is run by two amazing brothers Jay and Jolly! They are very hospitable. Joylly's Wife too takes care of the guests so personally. The stay becomes so pleasant here and you leave like a family.
It is the 2nd time that I have visited Kanker Palace and I would definitely come again, because of the warm-hearted, most friendly and nice hosts who make you feel "at home abroad". The rooms are spacious and decorated in a beautiful heritage style, combined with modern amenities. The home-cooked food is most delicious! The Palace is very well kept and managed, as well as the established school, run by a family member. It is a place, ideal to relax and to visit the surrounding tribal villages. All the very best for the future, Sabina & Andreas, Germany
The obsolete charm of a maharajh palace from 1937 Some very large and well decorated rooms A beautiful garden for relax A very good cuisine tasted in a beautiful decor A warm welcome from the princely family Shame that the price is a little overdone and that you charge the wi-fi more