About Cuttack

Referred to as the cultural capital of Orissa, Cuttack is a commercial city with plenty of impressive tourist attractions. Cuttack is the second largest city in Orissa and is the centre of all commercial activities and the local handicrafts of this state are displayed and traded in this very city. The inflow and outflow of the rare artefacts which so beautifully define the quintessential Oriyan form of art takes place from this very city. Cuttack is always buzzing with cultural activities and plays host to a variety of festivals like the Baliyatra, which commemorates the ancient trade links the countries like Java, Bali and Sumatra and the Kite Festival which is held in the month of January. Cuttack is a highly-planned city and has a number of tourist attractions which will make a person's trip here a memorable one.

Place to must visit in Cuttack


Places to Visit in Cuttack

Travellers are preffering these places in Cuttack

Experience Time: 3-4 Hours

Distance: 106 Kms

Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary

This wildlife sanctuary is regarded as one of its kind in Asia and is home to one of the rarest species of flora and fauna. It is spread on a sprawling area of 650 sq. kms and has rich marine vegetation, salt tolerant varieties of trees and plants, rivers and creeks. The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary attracts myriad of migrant species like the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles, Asian Open Bill, Black Ibis, Egrets, Darters and many other species from Central-Asia and Europe. Various other animals which call this sanctuary their home are Indian Python, King Cobra, and Rhesus Monkey etc.

Experience Time: 1 Hour

Distance: 11 kms

Stone Revetment

Situated on the banks of Kathjuri River, Stone Revetment is an engineering marvel created in the 11th century. These stone walls are constructed so as to obstruct flood water from entering the city. The reason why this place is famous is that it was all done during the age of zero technological advancement. This is a brilliant example of the technical skills and logical thinking of ancient Oriyans.

Experience Time: 1-2 Hours

Distance: 10 kms

Dhabaleshwar

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is located 37 km away from the main city. It lies on a river island in the River Mahanadi and serves as a popular weekend getaway for the people of Cuttack and other nearby towns. This temple, established back in 10th century AD is an important pilgrimage center and also provides a beautiful scenic and serene ambience. One can reach this place from Cuttack by using boats and ferries. There is also a foot-over bridge which people can use to reach this temple by paying a nominal fee.

Experience Time: 2-3 Hours

Distance: 3 kms

Barabati Fort

The Barbati Fort in Cuttack in Oddisa is a well known fort with carved gateway. It is about 8km away from the city. It is a 14th century fort build during the Ganga dynasty. The fort is situated on the river Mahanadi. The fort is situated at such a calculated place that it provides a beautiful and spectacular view of the modern Cuttack city. It is the earthen mound of the 9 storeyed palace. The monument was built with fortification to protect from enemy attacks. In present days a nearby Barbati stadium is build for cultural and various sports events. There is also a temple dedicated to Katak Chandi. The fort brings charm to the city and depicts its glorious history. The Barbati Fort in Cuttack in Odisha is well known fort with carved gateway. It is about 8km away from the city. It is a 14th century fort build during the Ganga dynasty. The fort is situated on the river Mahanadi. The fort is situated at such a calculated place that it provides a beautiful and spectacular view of the modern Cuttak city. It is the earthen mound of the 9 storeyed palace. the monument was build wih such a design that it protects from enemy attacks. In present days a nearby Barbati stadium is build for cultural and various sports events. There is also a temple dedicated to katak chandi. The fort points charm to the city and depicts the glory of history. The fort covers an area of about 102 acres. The fort was re-established in 14th century and walls of the fort are built with sandstone and laterite.

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