Kanika Palace is situated in Rajkanika Block and is around 50 km from Kendrapara Town. Rajkanika Palace is a massive palace constructed by the King of Kanika, Rajendra Narayan Bhanja Deo. There is a museum inside the Kanika Palace, where one can see the king’s war equipment and the world’s Largest crocodile skull. Another attraction of an elephant skull, foot and stuffed tiger museum that attracts tourists.
The museum’s exhibits include paintings by kings of the Kanika dynasty, Palanquins, dresses, Weapons, Royal Umbrella, canopy, Swords and expensive items used by the king. The Rajabati is built on 4 acres of land and has a height of 75 feet. The palace has surrounded by two big rivers called Kharasrota and Baitarani. Tourists from all over the state and beyond come to see the palace. Raj Kanika Palace is one of the most popular tourist places in the Kendrapara District.
History of Rajkanika Palace
The Kanika Museum in Rajaknika, Kendrapara district in Odisha, is a valuable asset to the state that has preserved its culture and traditions. Rajaknika was known as the state of Kanika before independence, and its last king was Rajendra Narayan Bhanjadeo. History shows that the soldiers of Rajknika were brave warriors at that time. The Kanika king was well known in Odisha for his great and beautiful reign.
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