The former capital and one of the oldest cities of Odisha (earlier Orissa), Cuttack is
the administrative headquarters of the district. The town is located right at the peak of
the delta formed by the rivers Kathajodi in the South and Mahanadi in the North. This
ancient city was established during early 10th century by Nripati Kesari. Being on a
strategic position, it serves as the main base for commercial activities. This town is
known for its handicrafts and shopping arcades, which makes it a paradise for shopping
lovers. If you are planning a visit to this place, then explore the Cuttack holiday
packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in and choose the best offer for Cuttack tour.
Best Sightseeing Places in Cuttack
Before going for your Cuttack vacation, be familiar with where you must visit on your
It is one of the most chosen tourist attractions present in of Orissa. Barabati Fort is
situated on the banks of Mahanadi River and lies on its western side. This fort once
housed a memorable nine-storied palace. While making a plan to visit Cuttack, you
must mark it on your Cuttack travel itinerary.
Kadam Rasool Cuttack:
Kadam Rasool is a popular mosque located in the proximity of the old quarters in
the Cuttack city. This domed mosque sprawls over an area of 57 acres. The origin of
Kadam-I-Rasool can be traced back to the eighteenth century. More
Stone Revetments of Cuttack:
It is a The 'Stone Revetments', located on the banks of Mahanadi River and were
constructed by King Marakata Keshari in the 11th century. An architectural as well as
engineering wonder, it is a wonderful tourist attraction.
This temple is dedicated to Chandi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Chandi, an
incarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple is highly revered by devotees and people
visiting the city and make sure to offer their prayers in this temple. It's magnificently
carved interiors and gateways stand as a testimony to the architectural ability of the
Best Time for Holidaying in Cuttack
Cuttack experiences tropical climate with hot summers and cool winters. However, the
best time of visiting and enjoy sightseeing in Cuttack is from the month of "October to
February". So, you should plan your Cuttack trip during this time of the year and enjoy
sightseeing of the place.
Must Buy Things from Cuttack
Cuttack is amongst the best known shopping hubs in Odisha. All the shopping places
are stocked with distinctive kinds if textiles and handicrafts. The city is popular for its
silver filigree work, which is used in making exquisite jewelry. You can find an amazing
variety of Odisha's traditional fabrics, silk and cotton fabrics. Other items much in
demand are Lacquer work. Apart from that, you can shop for colorful boxes, brass and
metal ware including fashionable ornaments made from brass and metal that are a
favorite gifts for your female friends and for men, you can get some beautifuly made
cufflinks and tiepins. Last but not the least, stone carving items are excellent souvenirs
to take back home.
Explore Options to Reach Cuttack
Before booking your Cuttack holiday packages, you should know about the modes to
reach this city. Read on to more:
Bhubaneswar Airport (Biju Patnaik Airport international Airport) is the nearest (29 KM) to
Cuttack. There are a large number of flights connecting the city via air to major cities of
India such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad.
Cuttack has its own railway station, which lies on the Kolkata-Chennai main railway line.
You can hire taxis to reach city centre.
There is a good network of National Highway connecting Cuttack with the rest of the
major cities of country. You can conveniently get buses as well as taxis for traveling to
places in and around Odisha.