The ruins of the Bara Bati Fort Cuttack brandishes to a past that was glorious. What ever remains of the gate and the nine storied building tells us of a history that is interesting and engaging. Today here stands a sports stadium that arranges various cultural programs and sports events. The temple of Katak Chandi is near to the Bara Bati Fort Cuttack.
Bara Bati Fort Cuttack has a history that is integral to the history of Cuttack itself. Cuttack was founded by Nrupa Keshari in 989 A.D.King Anangabhima Dev III shifed his capital to Cuttack and built the Bara Bati Fort in 1229 A.D.The Chalukya ruler Mukundadev Harichandan built a nine storeyed building at the Fort in 1568 A.D.
Bara Bati Fort is situated on the banks of the river Mahanadi and is now converted into ruins. All that remains of the Bara Bati Fort in Cuttack in India is an arched gateway and an earthen mound telling about the nine storied palace. According to Archeological surveys the fort spreads across 102 acres and was surrounded on all sides by laterite and sand stone walls. There was a tank to the west of the mound of Bara Bati Fort Cuttack and on the north eastern corner there was a temple.