( 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.
of tourist interest in 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
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
of Cuttack Chandi: Being the shrine of the presiding deity of
the city, the temple of Cuttack Chandi is normally visited by every
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.
By air to Bhubaneswar (Cuttack is 29 km from Bhubaneswar), road