One of Orissa's oldest cities, better known as the Business Capital of Orissa .It offers gold and silver filigree works, horn and brass work, silk and cotton textiles and leather works. This city has river Mahanadi in the north and river Kathajodi in the south.
Those who are fascinated by history are drawn to the ruins of the Barabati Fort. Nearby is the shrine of Kataka Chandi , the presiding deity of the city.The Ravenshaw College, High Court, S.C.B Medical, All India Radio Centre, Central Rice Research Institute, Stone Revetment, Temple of Goddess Chandi and Barabati Durga are the main visiting places.
Cuttack is also recognized for its Paper mills, Sugar factory, Tile factory, glass and china clay factory, jute mill and spinning mills.
The Stone Revetments
The Stone Revetment, situated on the banks of river Mahanadi, is a fabulous piece of engineering works. One can only feel the height of engineering developments of Orissa during the 11th century. Constructed by the Keshari kings, this fantastic architecture design should not be missed.
On the banks of river Mahanadi can be seen the ruins of the Barabati fort. The fort was built in around 11th century and was reconstructed in 14th century. There is a moat around the fort which had crocodiles and water during its golden days. The fort's interiors have been changed to a modern stadium, but the old charm is still in the aura. Very close to the fort is a beautiful ancient temple of Goddess Katak Chandi, the presiding deity of the city.
The Qadam-i-Rasool Mosque has a peculiar element, that it is equally sacred for both, the Hindu and Muslim community. It was constructed by a Hindu ruler for the Muslim community in his regime during 18th century AD. There are three mosques within. The central one contains a stone with the footprints of Prophet Mohammed.
A small but lovely island in the River Mahanadi at around 37 kms from Cuttack. It has a Lord Shiva Temple on a small hill-top. The island is
naturally very rich and is a pleasure to the eyes of a visitor.
Air : The nearest airport to Cuttack is the Bhubaneswar airport, 30 Km distant.
Rail : Cuttack is an important station and is well connected to Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi, and Mumbai through regular trains.
Road : Cuttack is well connected with Bhubaneshwar, Konark, Puri, Kolkata and rest of India by road.
Cuttack offers ample accommodation options. In terms of hotels one can choose from government approved and various other private hotels in Cuttack. A range of budget and star hotels, guest houses, lodges are available in Cuttack.