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Princely Estate Tour: Khallikote
December 12, 2021Rs2299
Etymologically, the term Khallikote means combination of number of forts or kotas. The history of the Royal family of this ex-princely state can be traced back to 13th century. It’s said that, two brothers Gendu Rana and Kirtan Rana, descendants of the Rajputs of the Ranas of Mewar, came to this place and started their rule. Its popular kings like Harihara Mardaraj, Rama Chandra Mardaraj were great patrons of culture. The credit of the first college for Art & Crafts in Odisha goes to Khallikote. which is now functioning in the Khallikote Palace itself. There is a Govt. Autonomous College at Berhampur known as “Khallikote College”, named after Khallikote, whose revenue has been utilized for the spread of education. Khallikote is the first attempt by Aitiha in curating the ‘Princely Estate Tour’ series touching various princely esttaes & its nearby heritage sites in Odisha.
Tour Date: 12th Dec 2021 (Sunday)
Pickup Point: TTD Kalyan Mandap, Jaydev Vihar Sq, Bhubaneswar
Report By: 6.15AM
Duration: 12 hours (6.30 AM – 06.30 PM)
Distance to be covered: Around 140 km & back
Charges per head: INR 2299/-* (inclusive of cab rentals, guide fees, veg breakfast, veg lunch, museum entry fees, one water bottle, toll fees & tea at evening etc.)
For registration, click http://aitiha.com/event-registration/
Sites to visit: Nirmala Jhar complex. Khallikote Palace turned college, Khallikote Jagannath Temple, Amareswar Temple & Purvasha Folk & Tribal Museum (Barkul). If time permits, we shall touch Maa Narayani Temple. Registration & payment are open till 6 PM of 10th Dec 2021. Limited seats on a first-come-first-served basis.