Kanker Palace is a beautiful palace in the district of Kanker. 

Kanker is a district headquarters town.

Previously Kanker was a part of Bastar but in the year 1999, kanker got its identity as an independent district. 

About Kanker palace

Kanker district has been a popular tourist spot for it’s is scenic beauty, unique tribal villages, and its Royal Kanker Palace along with some fine century-old colonial buildings.

Kanker district is between the two largest cities, Raipur (capital of Chhattisgarh) and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh.

This place is close to the ancient history of the Stone Age.

The city is highly vibes by Buddhism which came into existence in the 6th century.

It has immense popularity among the local people and travelers from far-flung areas for the Madai festival.

which is celebrated with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm.

Tribes from different places in the Kanker district come together to celebrate the festival and enjoy the rich cultural and tribal heritage of the region.

Cascading waterfalls, fast-flowing rivers, lofty mountains, and lush green forests add to its natural beauty.

Visitors can also see the life led by the tribals in the tribal villages and appreciate the hardships faced by them.

These tribals are experts and skilled artisans.

They make wonderful handicrafts and objects made of bamboo.

The splendid architecture of the palace is with spacious rooms, exquisite windows and ventilators, high ceilings, and a cozy sitting overlooking the beauty of the surrounding.

Set amidst the beautifully landscaped gardens.

Royal Palace Kanker has three modern and well-equipped suites.

The Palace has a large dining room serving delicious Indian cuisine.

Besides, there is a small sitting area on the verandah that offer a breathtaking view of the lush surroundings.

The main essence of the palace is the ambiance that is preserved here for years.


History of Kanker

Earlier it was part of the state of Madhya Pradesh (before becoming the state of Chhattisgarh).

Kanker was declared an independent district in 1999.

During ancient times, this place was home to many saints and spiritual masters like Kanka, Lomesh, Shringi, and Angira. According to ancient scriptures, this place was greatly influenced by Buddhism.

Once upon a time, it was also ruled by the Satavahana dynasty which left an undeniable impact.

The great Chinese traveler, scholar, and Buddhist monk, Hiuen Tsang has shared many references related to Kanker.

The magnificent and elegant Kanker Palace was constructed as a mansion for the British Agent.

Presently the Palace is owned by the Royal family, who trace their ancestors back to the 12th century AD.

Still, the residential home of the Royal family of the late Maharajadhiraj Udai Pratap Deo.

the Kanker Palace has developed a part of it into a hotel for tourists.

The palace maintains an informal elegance amid many mementos of their royal past, since 2002.

The palace welcomes its guests who receive homely hospitality, and a royal ambiance within a green rural backdrop.

Built in the first quarter of the last century, and rebuilt and set in a garden in 1937, Kanker Palace was earlier known as Radhanivas Bagicha.

With its Colonial style architecture, the Palace is majestic, and elegant, and has an old-world charm and ambiance.


Best time to visit Kanker Palace


The ideal season to visit the Kanker Palace is from October to March, as most of the festivals like Narayanpur fair, Baster Dusherra, Kanker fair (January), and others are during this period.

If you want to experience the charm of Kanker to the fullest, it is best to plan a Kanker trip during the months of October to March. This is the best time to visit the region amidst pleasant weather.


places to visit in Kanker Palace

Charre-Marre Waterfall

The waterfall is at a distance of 17 km from Kanker, Charre-Marre Falls offers a beautiful sight to its visitors and keeps them captivated. Undoubtedly, a perfect destination to restore energy and enjoy the soothing effect.

Gadia Parbat

It is here that you will find the mysterious cave where a famous Kandra king used to hide with his family.

Along with this, you will also get a tank which is always full of water.

This is the best place to start your journey in this city and get to know the heritage that is also the pride of this place.

Maa Shivani Temple

This temple is of Goddess Maa Kali and Maa Durga. It gently embraces the serenity and divinity that attracts devotees and visitors alike. You will find a huge crowd, especially during Navratri, when a large number of devotees throng this temple to seek the blessings of the divine deity.

Gangrel Dam

It is the most upstream dam on the Mahanadi River. Gangrel Dam is also the largest dam in the state of Chhattisgarh. Several resorts are in the surrounding area. The views of the dam are picturesque.


Parsu Tola

It is a few kilometers away from Kanker. The place is famous for various water activities like surfing, boating, etc. One can also enjoy a day trip or a picnic here.

Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary

Although tourists do not know much about this place, Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-visit. One can find a variety of flora and fauna in this sanctuary. The famous Udanti River passes through the reserve and adds to its natural beauty. If you are lucky and visit the reserve at the right time, you can come across wild animals like leopard, tiger, flying squirrel, four-horned antelope, black buck, chinkara, barking deer, jungle cat, sloth bear, striped hyena, bison can see. monkeys, and many more.

How To Reach Kanker Palace

Distance from Bilaspur to Kanker Palace

295.6 km

Distance from Raipur to Kanker Palace

130 km

By air

Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur is about 120-130 km away.

By Road

Nearest Bus Stand is  Kanker Bus Stand, from here there are regular deluxe bus services from Raipur. Private cars are also available for rent.

By Rail

Nearest Railway Station is Raipur is the nearest railhead.

Daily night trains connect it to Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, and Bhopal.



The most popular destination in this city is Kanker Palace.

The rich heritage of the place also defines the ancient region of the region.

It certainly is a stunning palace.

Plan a visit to this place and enjoy the stay here as it is open for the guests who are planning to stay here and enjoy the royal charm of the palace.


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