Gangpur Princely State


The story of Odisha says a history of some thousand years ago. It has experienced a wide narration of valiant warfare, adoption of variant dynasties, insertion of public representation in monarchy and many more. Even during the English period the Feudatory system has gained an important role that has also put pressure in obtaining rights for its indigenous people. The post independent era has also witnessed a fair participation of royal family members i.e., kings, queens,  Pattayats, Chhotrays, Deewans and more in democracy. The infrastructures built during state time are still act as core houses for implementing development activities in our state. This article will focus on the establishment of Gangpur feudatory state and its role during the statehood and also re visit the infrastructures of that time. But many of them are still in a miserable condition. This attention may put a beam of light on them to spread our culture, conservation of history and promotion of participatory tourism.


Present Raja

Presently Samarendra Sekhar Deo was sworn in as the Raja of Gangpur. He is considered as the 23rd heir of this dynasty. He is a very young and dynamic guy with keen interest in day today politics. His mother was actively involved in politics. He along with his mother, wife Vigyani Kumari- daughter of Maharaja Charanamrit Singh Deo Bahdur of Maihar and one issue are staying at the Kishore Mahal Palace. In an interview he has expressed his desire to make the palace as a heritage Hotel and so started renovating this. As Gangpur is considered as a very important place for tribal tourism in Odisha this idea of making the palace a heritage hotel will attract the visitor- he believes.

Royals Family



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