Cuttack Tour & Travel Guide

Cuttack - The Silver City



Cuttack, the former seat and the largest city of the East Indian state of Orissa, orbits around its Barabati Fort. The destination is famous for holding numerous religious places, attracting a host of tourists, each year. Its original name was Kataka, which means The Fort, and was anglicized as Cuttack in the British rule. The city spreads over an area of 398 sq km (154 sq miles), and is lying at the beginning of the delta of the River Mahanadi.

The wide list of religious places in the town includes the temples like Katak Chandi Temple, Gada Chandi Temple, Gada Gadia Temple, Bhattarika Temple, Dhabaleswar Temple, Panchamukhi Hanuman Temple and the oldest temple of Paramahansanatha. A holy historical Sikh shrine The Gurdwara Daatan Sahib is also located here. You can also spot some mosques like Qadam-E-Rasool, Juma Masjid and Shahi Mosque in the town.

There are many attractions in the town to offer you full entertainment. You can name them as Kanika Library at Ravenshaw University, The Arnapurna theater at Buxi Bazaar, a deer park near Barabati Stadium, CDA Sector-6 park, Khannagar park, Jobra park, Biju-Pattnaik park at Bidanasi, Freedom Fighter's Memorial and Netaji Museum.

Situated about 28 km to the northeast of the Orissa capital Bhubaneswar, Cuttack can be approached by using the Biju Patnaik Airport at Bhubaneswar, the Cuttack Railway Station and the National Highway 5.

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