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Cuttack, the former capital and one of the oldest cities of Odisha is the administrative headquarters of the district. The town is situated at the apex of the delta formed by the rivers Mahanadi in the North and Kathajodi in the South.(Interactive map of Cuttack)

The city is reputed all over the country for its exquisite and delicate filigree works, its artistic horn works and the fine and colourful textiles manufactured here.

Places of Interest

Stone Revetment of Cuttack

The river banks of Cuttack are protected by stone revetment, a great engineering marvel of the 11th century A.D. and a remarkable example of ancient technological skill of Odisha. 

Barabati Fort

The ruins of a medieval fort with its moat and gate and the earthen mound of the nine-storeyed palace on the bank of the river Mahanadi are noteworthy. Adjacent to the fort are two modern stadiums. 

Temple of Cuttack Chandi

Being the shrine of the presiding deity of the city, the temple of Cuttack Chandi is normally visited by every Hindu visitor. 


A sacred shrine both for the Hindus and Muslims, Quadam-i-Rasool, having a compound wall and towers at each corner has inside three mosques with beautiful domes and a Nawabat Khana.



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