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Tourist Attractions in Cuttack

Cuttack is the commercial capital of the state of Orissa in India. It is one of the oldest towns and is situated 30 kms from the city of Bhubaneswar. It was founded by king Nripati Keshari in the 10th century and later on was ruled by the Afgans, Marathas and Mughals before coming under the dominance of the British Empire.

In 1956 the capital of Orissa was shifted from Cuttack to Bhubaneshwar. Cuttack is like an island and is situated at the Mahanadi delta. It is because of its commercialization and historical importance that Cuttack has gone on to become the favored tourist destination of many a tourist.

There are several Tourist Attractions in Cuttack which draw a large number of tourists from across the globe. All the tourist spots have a story to tell which take us to a time that was illustrious, and at the same time, was one of the best in the field of Indian art and architecture.

Among the major Tourist Attractions in Cuttack mention must be made of The Stone Revetment, which is situated on the bank of the river Mahanadi and is an engineering wonder. It is a testament of the architectural grandeur of the state of Orissa in the 11th century. This is one of the finest works of the Keshari Kings and is one that should not be missed by any means while looking for Tourist Attractions of Cuttack.The ruins of the Barabati Fort seen on the banks of Mahanadi are another of the Cuttack Tourist Attractions which you must visit. This is an 11th century fort that was rebuilt in the 14th century. The ruins of the arched gateway and the interiors brandish to a golden time that is no more. The interior has been now turned into a stadium. Near to the fort is the beautiful temple of Goddess Katak Chandi who is regarded as the presiding deity of the city of Cuttack.

The Quadam-I- Rasool Mosque is one that has significance for both Hindus and Muslims. It was constructed by a Hindu ruler for the Muslims in the 18th century. In the interior there are three mosques and the central one has a stone with footprints of prophet Muhammad. Dhavaleshwar is a lovely island which you must try out because of its fascinating locales and the Temple of Lord Shiva.

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