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A heritage hotel run by princesses

03/04/2023 09:31 AM | Click to read full article

The Belgadia Palace is a refurbished 18th-Century royal palace in the East Indian state of Odisha. While it has housed and entertained guests of the royal family of Mayurbhanj for five generations, it has recently been transformed by the Princesses of Mayurbhanj – part of the Bhanj dynasty - into an award-winning boutique hotel. Not only are the sisters determined to restore the 11-bedroom, 2,100-sq-m palace to its former glory, but they are also doing it in a way that preserves the culture and history of Odisha.