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Cuttack - The Silver City

Located about 29 km from the state capital, Bhubaneswar, the lovely destination of Cuttack is situated on the delta made by the Mahanadi and Kathjuri Rivers. As the Cuttuck City enjoys such a strategic position, it acts as the chief base for varied commercial activities.

Cuttack is an ancient city and has a striking cultural and historical background. In fact, it is one of the oldest cities of Orissa and was founded in the early 10th century by Nripati Keshari of the Keshari Dynasty. Besides, Cuttack was also the seat of Odisha government for nearly 1000 years.

Apart from its historical legacy, this one of the most visited tourist places of Orissa is also known for its excellent handicrafts. In fact, shopping in the city often comes as a pleasure of sorts for the shoppers. One gets an incredible variety of Ikat fabrics and applique work in the various markets of Cuttack. The excellent silverworks of Cuttack also amazes the visitors no end.

Actually, Cuttack is well-known across the country for its beautiful silver filigree works. It is also famed for its lovely textiles of woven silk and cotton. The Cuttack City is also pretty famous for its delicious seafood. Many visitors on a tour to Cuttack seldom miss a chance to enjoy them in one of the many restaurants of the city.

However, the most interesting thing about Cuttack is that it is pretty well linked to almost all the key destinations and can be reached from almost any part of the country via rail and road. But, in case one wishes to travel to Cuttack by air, then Bhubaneswar will prove to be one of the best entry points.

Attractions

Cuttack boasts of numerous tourist attractions and these are just some of them:

Stone Revetment of Cuttack: The river banks of Cuttack are well guarded and protected by stone revetment, which is a stunning engineering feat of the 11th century A.D., and a noteworthy illustration of the excellent technological skills of the state during that period

Barabati Fort: Another draw of Cuttack, the majestic ruins of this medieval fort with its moat and gate and the earthern mound of the nine-storeyed palace on the bank of the Mahanadi River, attract the visitors no end.

Temple of Cuttack Chandi: It is a famed temple dedicated to the presiding deity of the city, and is thronged by almost every Hindu tourist to the city.

Quadam-i-Rasool: It is a hallowed place of worship for both the Hindus and the Muslims and a fine example of religious harmony.

Barabati Statdium: The centre Of attraction Of all major Sporting Events Of Orissa.This Statium also host International Cricket & Football Matches.
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