Hunting Lodge – Kila Dalijoda

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Kila Dalijoda was built by Raja Jyoti Prasad Singh Deo in 1931. It was the hunting lodge for the Panchakote Raj Dynasty. Today, Debjit Singh Deo and his wife Namrata have converted it into a boutique hotel.

This beautiful laterite-brick mansion is built in a Gothic style, with arched windows, and had plenty of vintage furniture. Set amidst idyllic Oriya countryside, it’s the best place to relax and sample authentic Oriya cuisine.

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35 thoughts on “Hunting Lodge – Kila Dalijoda

    1. Yup … its very authentic here. For example, they don’t serve chicken and eggs (as its not part of traditional Oriya cuisine). Instead, they serve farm quail and quail eggs. Dishes are cooked in earthen ware and using bamboo shoots etc. Good fish as well πŸ™‚

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  1. A Kila which is now a boutique hotel sounds interesting. Staying in the old rustic havelis with vintage or contemporary decor is something that I love. Thanks for sharing about this old place. Love the painting!

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  2. Sounds like a nice place. Orissa seldom gets attention for any tourism attractions, so this heritage lodge sounds interesting. Not too sure about the quail eggs though. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Shweta. Yes, it is very fascinating. And, as Orissa is pretty much unexplored, you won’t find the usual touristy feel.

      For example, the tribe that lives near the lodge worships an anthill. They have such basic lives. Happy with what they need to survive. Speaking with them, I learnt so much.

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      1. I would definitely love to be here. minus the touristy feel makes it more appealing πŸ™‚ Plus it would make a good destination for birding! Someday soon.

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