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Cuttack Travel Guide

The former capital of the state of Orissa in India, Cuttack was founded by Nripati Keshari in the 10th century. One of the oldest cities in Orissa, Cuttack is the commercial capital of the state and a tourist destination par excellence. A Tour to Cuttack will introduce you to this land of antiquities, monuments and handicrafts.


Cuttack At a Glance
  • Average Climate:5°C - 37°C
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • STD Code:0671

Introduction

Cuttack situated 30 km from Bhubaneswar - Orissa's capital, Cuttack is like an island, lying at the head of the Mahanadi Delta formed by rivers Mahanadi and Kathajodi. Owing to its historical importance and the recent commercialization, Cuutack features as one of the prominent tourist destinations in Orissa. A Tour to Cuttack is a must-include on any Orissa tour itinerary.

A Cuttack Tour will acquaint you with the rich and eventful history of the town, was ruled by the Mughals, Afghans and Marathas before coming under the British rule, during which it came to be made the capital of Orissa. In 1956, the capital was shifted to Bhubaneswar.

The most popular draw for tourists on Tour to Cuttack is undoubtedly the exquisite silver filigree articles found here. Renowned internationally for its exquisite silver filigree work, Cuttack is a shopper's paradise, with most of the popular handicraft items of Orissa being sold on the streets here.

Your Tour to Cuttack in Orissa will also provide the enchanting opportunity of exploring the tourist attractions of the city, namely the Stone Revetment of Cuttack, Barabati Fort, Temple of Cuttack Chandi, Quadam-i-Rasool, Dhavaleshwar, and others. While on Tour to Cuttack you can also embark on short excursions to Bhubaneswar and Puri.

A large number of hotels and guesthouses have sprung up in Cuttack to cater to the accommodation needs of the hoards of tourists who embark on Cuttack tours to visit one of the most important historical and commercial cities in Orissa.



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