Known as Abhinaba Baranasi Kataka in the medieval age, Cuttack is one of oldest cities of Odisha. Resting on a fertile delta formed by the Mahanadi and Kathjori rivers, Cuttack is a commercial centre bustling with trade activities. Cuttack travel & tourism provides best facilities for tourists.
Special Silver ART- ( Taarakasi Work)
Cuttack is best known for its internationally acclaimed art- the silver filigree work. Thin silver wires fashioned into exquisite jewelry, utensils and decorative items will simply take your breath away along with a heavy toll on your wallet.
The legendary skills of Cuttack artists can be seen on the stone embankments also on Kathjodi River dating back to 11th century AD. To add more charm to the architectural skills of the people of Cuttack, stand the ruins of the Barabati fort, on the bank of the Mahanadi. Home to several sports events and cultural programs today, the fort evokes brave memories of the bygone days. There is a very famous Hindu Temple coined Katak Chandi that rests at a strolling distance from the fort area.
The Katak Chandi Temple( in Odia କଟକ ଚଣ୍ଡୀ ମନ୍ଦିର ) is an ancient temple dedicated to the Goddess Chandi, the presiding deity of Cuttack, Odisha. It is famous for the annual Durga Puja and Kali Puja festivals. The Durga Puja festivities are prominent in Maa Katak Chandi temple which takes place for 16 days stating from dark fortnight of Ashwina Krishna Ashtami till Ashwina shukla navami and Vijayadashami. The goddess popularly called as Maa Katak Chandi, sits and rules on the heart of the ancient city.
A unique example of inter religion brotherhood is held upright by another popular shrine at the city named Qadam-i-Rasool. Acclaimed by both Muslims and Hindus, the shrine is surrounded by a high compound wall with rising towers at each corner. The shrine is marked for a rare music gallery built in 18th century AD. Another attraction at the shrine is the footprints of Prophet Mohammed imprinted on a circular stone in its central dome structure.
Odisha State Maritime Museum
The Odisha State Maritime Museum, which has been set up at this Jobra Workshop, has 10 nos of galleries along with its ancillary components, as required in a modern museum. This location, which has a beginning around 1869 has the unique distinction of being the only workshop, which catered to the requirement of three provinces of Bihar, Bengal and Odisha under the Bengal Presidency of British India. It was set up by the then PWD department of British administration through the efforts of one Scottish Engineer Mr.G.H.Faulkner immediately after the great famine of 1866 in Odisha, known as “Naa Anka Durviksha”.
Netaji Birth place Museum
The Netaji Birth Place Museum is an ancestral abode of the great son of the Indian soil, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose.The living rooms of the house have been converted into galleries displaying different photographs of Netaji and his family members. The photographs depict his story at different stages of his life. Netaji Birth Place Museum also contains the old household furniture used by the family in earlier times. There is a library section in the house, which contains the important documents, 22 original letters written by Netaji and a number of books highlighting the biography of Netaji. It also contains the Vedas and other Upanishads.
The Barabati Stadium is an Indian sports stadium located in Cuttack, Odisha. It is a regular venue for international cricket and is the home ground of Odisha cricket team. The stadium is owned and operated by the Odisha Cricket Association. It is also used for Association Football.
On July 26, 1948 Odisha High Court with Shri Bira Kishore Ray as the Chief Justice and Shri B.Jagannadha Das, Shri L.Panigrahi and Shri R.L.Narasingham as Puisne Judges was inaugurated by H.J.Kania, the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of India.The court has a sanctioned judge strength of 27.
The Mahanadi is a major river in East Central India. It drains an area of around 141,600 square kilometres (54,700 sq mi) and has a total course of 858 kilometres (533 mi). The river flows through the states of Chhattisgarh and Odisha.The word Mahanadi literally comes from two odia words 'maha' and nadi' meaning 'The Great River'.
The Jobra Barrage, also known as Mahanadi Barrage, is probably the most popular hangout for Cuttackians. Build over the majestic river Mahanadi, the Jobra Barrage carries a 2 km long road bridge connecting Cuttack and Jagatpur. The barrage is situated near to the longest river bridge of Odisha and one of the longest in India, the Mahanadi road bridge. Along the road bridge, there is a Jobra Park, a Deer Park and a sunset point.