Cuttack, the former capital of Orissa, also holds the distinction of being one of its oldest towns. The city has seen frequent power transfers, from the Keshari Kings (who founded the city) to Mughals to Afghans and then, the Marathas. Finally, it came under the rule of British Empire, which gave it the status of the capital of Orrisa. Though Cuttack does not hold this title anyone, it is, nonetheless, one of the most visited cities of South India. One of the major reasons for this is the large number of tourist attractions and excursions it offers. In the following lines, we have covered the main places that you must visit on a sightseeing tour of the city.
Barabati Fort, situated in Cuttack, is one of the most sought-after
tourist attractions of Orissa. Situated on the bank of Mahanadi River,
this fort lies on the western side of the city. It is located at a
distance of about 8 km from the heart of Cuttack. Barabati fort once
housed an illustrious nine-storied palace. More
Kadam Rasool Cuttack
Kadam Rasool is a famous mosque located in the vicinity of the old
quarters in the Cuttack city. The domed mosque is spread over an area of
57 acres. The origin of Kadam-I-Rasool, in the Cuttack city of Orissa,
can be traced back to the eighteenth century. More
The 'Stone Revetments', situated on the banks of Mahanadi
River, were constructed by King Marakata Keshari in the eleventh
century. An architectural as well as engineering wonder, these Stone
Revetments stand as a proof of the advanced technology of Indians so
long back also. These revetments served as the protection of Cuttack
during floods, helping the city attain the status of the capital.
Chandi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Chandi, an incarnation of Goddess
Durga. The temple is highly revered by devotees and people visiting the
city make sure to offer their prayers here. It's magnificently
carved interiors and gateways stand as a testimony to the architectural
ability of the previous times.