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

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 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
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About the Owner
Debjit S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
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 2 weeks ago

We had an unforgettable stay in this hunting resort with a very special family-history. Our hosts Debjit and Namrata let us share in the their interesting background and the story of recapturing the building that was changed in a ruin after many years of vacancy....More

Date of stay: February 2019
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debjitsinghdeo, VR Owner at KILA DALIJODA, A Heritage Homestay. Experience India as never before., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many many thanks for such praiseworthy words. We could not hope to get better guests than you two. We as hosts have enjoyed your company. We sincerely hope to meet you again in near future. Namrata and shree vidya sends their good wishes to you...More

Reviewed February 14, 2019

We had a memorable stay with Debjit and Namrata. They were perfect hosts and meals provided were delicious and varied, as well as fun. Debjit was very informative about the area and we felt completely at home. Trips were arranged for us as well as...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 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 January 21, 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 December 8, 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 December 9, 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 November 12, 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 November 20, 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.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Yard
Books
Ceiling Fans
Water Park Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Water Views
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hiking Trips
Boat Available
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
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About the neighborhood
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. ...
How to get there
The property is well marked in Google GPS. 43 km From Bhubaneswar and 22 km from Cuttack to take a cab/taxi and drive via Choudwar. Takes about 1 hr and 15 minutes. Travelers and tourists can also aviail railway service from Bhubaneswar or Puri to reach the nearest railway station which is only 3 KMS away from the property. Details of train can be given on request. Uber or Ola Taxis are also available from twin cities. Hosts can also arrange taxis on request.
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