Being the former commercial capital and one of the oldest towns of Odisha, Cuttack introduces you to the land of antiquities, monuments and handicrafts. Also known as Abhinandana Banarsi Kataka in the medieval age, and presently as the Silver City, Cuttack travel tourism is best at providing the facilities to the tourists and this is why it has made the city count among the must-visit tourist destination par excellence.
Lying at the head of the Mahanadi Delta formed by rivers Mahanadi and Kathajodi, Cuttack is best known for its internationally acclaimed art- the silver filigree. The city ows historical importance and the recent commercialization has what made Cuttack one of the prominent tourist destinations in Odisha. A well-planned tour to Cuttack is not going to leave you disappointed as the city has proved itself successful by catching the attention of the tourists coming across the globe. The city is comprised of a narrow strip of land spreading from east to west and two topographical division i.e., Mahanadi delta plains on the east and the Hilly Terrain on the west makes the city highly fertile. For this reason, Cuttack is also popular as a land of major producer of rice.
A visit to Kadam Rasul Mosque which is a popular shrine in the city is a must that shows a unique example of inter religion brotherhood. Surrounded by high compound, the shrine is acclaimed by both Hindus and Muslims and right in the
central dome structure you would see the footprints of Prophet Mohammed imprinted on a circular stone. Being a shopper’s paradise, Cuttack has won the heart of the shopaholics with the most popular handicraft items of Odisha which are being sold on the streets here. Silk and cotton are the major textiles of the region. Not just this, but a trip to Cuttack will acquaint you with rich and eventful history of the city that would make you relive the historic era that was ruled by the Mughals, Afghans and Marathas before coming under the British rule.
Your tour to Cuttack will provide the captivating opportunity of exploring many other tourist attractions of the city, namely the Dhavaleshwar, Temple of Cuttack Chandi, Stone Revetment of Cuttack and others. Also, when visiting Cuttack, you can also extend your trip and embark on short excursions to Bhubaneswar and Puri.
Cuttack being a small-town Odisha provides tourist attractions that could be easily covered in a day and one must visit each of the attractions to experience the best that the town has to offer which includes Barabati Fort, Kadam Rasul Mosque, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and so on. Also, visiting Cuttack, you shouldn’t miss trying out the Oria cuisines and pick handlooms in your favorite patterns and fabrics.