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Keonjhar,(Odisha):Office of The collector cum District Magistrate,This iconic building is one of the marvels of British colonial architecture. This building was known as Durbar or Kachehari (King’s court/office/ secretariat) during Princely state days. Keonjhar was a tributary state during British Empire days having semi independent status. Keonjhar joined India on 1st January 1948 and was made a part of Odisha state.
This iconic Durbar was built in 1920s. The foundation stone was laid in 1920 by L.E.B Cobden Ramsay, the then political agent of Governor General of India. However, J.H Price, the then superintendent of Keonjhar state played the key role in the construction of this building. It is said that the building’s design and architecture was inspired from a famous London hotel of those days (which Hotel? Well, that’s a matter of further study/research.
It won’t be an exaggeration to state that this is one of the best heritages Collectorate buildings of India, and it deserves a fitting centenary next year.
Notably, Keonjhar in Odisha in India is one of the idyllic retreat which attracts tourists from all over. If you wish to explore the unspoilt beauty of the vast acres of green forests in Odisha, then Keonjhar is your ideal destination.
Keonjhar are the home to a variety of animals. The city is also famous for its rich mineral resources. On your tour you will get to know more about the breathtaking beauty of the place and not only about Coal mines.
Keonjhar are the home to a variety of animals. The city is also famous for its rich mineral resources. On your tour to Keonjhar you will get to know more about the breathtaking beauty of the place and not only about coal mines.
KEONJHAR AT A GLANCE,(Souce)
POPULATION – 15.61.990
AREA – 8.240 sq.kms
GEO LOCATION – South East
BEST TIME – November , February