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INFORMATION ABOUT CUTTACK

Cuttack, the former capital and one of the oldest cities of Orissa is the administrative headquarters of the district. The town is situated at the apex of the delta formed by the rivers Mahanadi in the North and Kathajodi in the South. It serves as a convenient base for touring the various places of interest in the district.

CUTTACK TOURISM

    The Places of Interest in and around Cuttack

  • Stone Revetment of Cuttack : The river banks of Cuttack are protected by stone revetment, a great engineering marvel of the 11th century A.D. and a remarkable example of ancient technological skill of Orissa.


  • Barabati Fort :The ruins of a medieval fort with its moat and gate and the earthern mound of the nine-storeyed palace on the bank of the river Mahanadi are noteworthy. Adjacent to the fort is a modern stadium.


  • Temple of Cuttack Chandi :Being the shrine of the presiding deity of the city, the temple of Cuttack Chandi is normally visited by every Hindu visitor.


  • Quadam-i-Rasool :A sacred shrine both for the Hindus and Muslims, Quadam-i-Rasool, having a compound wall and towers at each corner has inside three mosques with beautiful domes and a Nawabat Khana (music gallery). It is an object of veneration for Hindus and Muslims alike.


  • Dhawaleshwar :On the shores of river Mahanadi, around 37 km from Cuttack is Dhawaleshwar. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this divine temple with its angelic green surroundings elevates one's soul to a spiritually higher dimension.


  • Shopping Delight :Being the commercial capital of Orrisa, Cuttack is the market junction of varied items, brought from every corner of the state. Apart from being decorative, these artefacts also render daily uses. The markets are usually flanked by applique works from Pipli, exquisite fabric designs and stone works from Puri, lovely horn and brass products and splendid tie and dye textiles from Manibandh and Sambalpur.


  • Ansupa (70 km) :Ansupa is famous among visitors because of In this ornithologist's paradise, you can hire a boat and enjoy the resonance of water of this emerald green lake, blended perfectly with the cool breeze, while keeping an eye open for some rare avian species. Fishing is another privilege, that delights the tourists.


  • Jajpur (92 km) :Also known as Vaithrani Tirtha, Jajpur is the abode of Goddess Viraja, an incarnation of Goddess Durga.


  • Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri and Udayagiri (55 km - 70 km) :A renowned Buddhist pilgrimage, Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri and Udayagiri, form the Diamond Triangle of Orrisa. The aura of Buddhism still rings the bells at these places with the rock-cut caves, excavated monasteries, viharas, chaityas and sacred relics in terracotta chambers. Ratnagiri is 70 km, Lalitgiri is 55 km and Udayagiri is 60 km from Cuttack.


  • How to Reach :The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik Airport at Bhubaneswar, which is 30 km away. Cuttack is a major junction and is well linked with other major destinations of the country. Regular trains from New Delhi, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Orissa connect with Cuttack. Private and state-owned buses ply frequently to all nearby excursions and major towns of the state.


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