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I enjoy driving.. I regularly go for long drive in and around Jamshedpur. This time when I was travelling from Bhubaneswar to Jamshedpur, I came across The old palace of Keonjhargarh that gives insight into its royal heritage by the side of NH49 standing as a mighty architectural monument of rich cultural heritage of Odisha, but looking at this monument I had a feeling that it is gradually falling to ruins for lack of upkeep.
Spread across an area from the foothills of Chulia hill to Judia Ghati, the palace premises has huge tourism potential. The architecture of this Fort bear testimony to the engineering abilities of the era.
However, the palace and its ancillary infrastructure need urgent attention for their upkeep while encroachments on the premises is a subject of concern.. According to reports, this royal palace was built during the reign of the king of erstwhile Keonjhar princely state Dhanurjay Narayan Bhanjadeo between 1861 and 1905.
The great range of hills to the south of the palace from Judia to Nalapat was called Indrachhatra Hudi. I went inside this Fort there was some college running. And I was not allowed to go around. I think its very very important for us to save this rich cultural asset.