Dhenkanal Palace is situated at a distance of 75 km northwest of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. A large complex of apartments, courts and gardens nestled against the gradual slope of the Garhjat Hills of the Eastern Ghats in Odisha. The Palace was built during the latter part of the 19th century. The site of this fort that witnessed a long-drawn siege and war by the Marathas, led by Chemnaji Bhonsle, is the residence of the Raja of Dhenkanal and his Family. The Rajabati has Rooms that can accommodate up to 24 guests. Two large family rooms serve as lounges for relaxation, while the library of the Raja of Dhenkanal is available for the reading delights of the guests. There is also a shop offering souvenirs.
Late autumn and winter is the best time to visit Dhenkanal, between October and March. A mild winter and sunny days greet visitors during that period. A visit during the monsoons is a treat for the adventurous. Guests at Dhenkanal Palace can explore places of natural beauty, Handicrafts, Handloom, temples and monasteries. Folk music and dance recitals are organised on request at the Durbar Hall of the Palace. Guests may have the pleasure of glimpsing some wildlife during their outdoor treks and travel. (Source)
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