Belgadia Palace is situated near Baripada town in the Mayurbhanj district. The palace was Built-in in the 1800s in the Victorian architectural style with elements of Georgian decor, It was envisioned as a property for visiting foreign dignitaries, and guests of the royal family of Mayurbhanj. During the merger of the princely state to the Union of India, the property was titled palace to pay homage to the royal family that moved into it post-independence as their primary residence.
Tucked away in the quaint heritage town of Baripada in Mayurbhanj, Odisha, the Palace is a beautiful piece of Kalinga history that redefines the idea of a hotel and is 4-5 hours from the state capital of Odisha, Bengal and Jharkhand. A tropical art deco sanctuary refurbished with modern amenities, The Belgadia Palace brings alive its history of being an artist’s haven whilst being surrounded by the wild natural beauty of the Odia countryside. Belgadia palace is a tourist attraction places in Baripada, Mayurbhanj.
History of Belgadia Palace
Mayurbhanj State was one of the princely states of India and one of the largest states of the Eastern States Agency and one of the three states of the Bengal States Agency. The Bhanjas ruled the erstwhile state for more than 1000 years in royal succession until their merger with the Indian Union in January 1949.
The present-day occupants of the palace include HH Maharajah Praveen Chandra Bhanj Deo who is the 47th ruler of the Bhanja dynasty and his wife HH Maharani Rashmi Rajya Laxmi of Mayurbhanj who belongs to the royal family of Jaisalmer. The oldest princess Rajyashree is married into the royal family of Jhabua, MP, while the younger two princesses Mrinalika and Akshita are social entrepreneurs and Directors of The Belgadia Palace and its philanthropic arm the Mayurbhanj Foundation. Source
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