Cuttack is one of the oldest city of
India. Earlier it was called as Abhinaba Baranasi
Kataka of medieval times. It is the city of
more than thousand years. Cuttack is a bustling
commercial centre, situated on the delta formed
by the Mahanadi and Kathjori rivers. The legendary
engineering skills of the ancient Orissans
are not only featured in their wonderful temples
but also can be seen in the llth century AD
stone embankments on the Kathjori river.
ruins of the Barabati fort, on the bank of
the Mahanadi, evoke memories of bygone days,
while the fort's location is home to a modern
stadium which rings with the sounds of sports
events and cultural programmes today.
venerated shrine of Katak Chandi is at a strolling
distance from the fort area. The
Qadam-i-Rasool has the unusual element
of being venerated by both Muslims and
Hindus. The shrine has a high compound
wall and towers at each corner.
are three mosques within with elegant
domes and a Nawabat KhanaC music gallery)
built in the 18th century AD. The central
dome structure has the footprints of
Prophet Mohammad imprinted on a circular
|Cuttack also offers
excellent shopping facilities. Handicrafts
and textiles, both in silk and cotton
from the Cuttack region and elsewhere
in Orissa are available in the state
emporia.But Cuttack is best known for
its excellent silver filigree work which
is fashioned into exquisite jewellery,
utensils and decorative items. Cuttack
is 30 km from Bhubaneswar.
- By road & Rail.