The word Cuttack literally means military cantonment in Sanskrit. The ruins of Barabati Fort reminds us of its past as a military base and seat of administration for the Kings of Kalinga. The city played a significant role in shaping the history of present day Odisha.
Cuttack the erstwhile capital of the state is more than a thousand years old and often referred as the Millennium city. Cuttack was built in the year 989 CE by King Nrupa Kesari. After the death of King Mukunda Deva I- the last Gajapati (King) of Odisha in 1568 AD, Cuttack fell into the hands of the Mughals, followed by the Maratha’s in 1750 AD and finally the British captured the city in 1803 AD. All along the city continued to be the administrative and military headquarters of the region till 1949.
During the horrific famine of 1866, Cuttack was made the hub of inland waterways and irrigation projects for the Bengal province by the British Empire. The waterways and boat building workshop, the only one of its kind then was set up in Cuttack has since been renovated and opened to public as Odisha State Maritime Museum in 2013.
Cuttack is famous world over for its famous silver filigree work. The craft is showcased in the city’s famed tableaux of Goddess Durga during the Durga puja. The shops dotted around Nayasadak in the city is where the master silver craftsmen ply their trade.
Because of its proximity to Bhubaneswar (22KM), Cuttack and Bhubaneswar are often referred to as the twin cities.
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Get enraptured by a myraid of tourist attractions in Cuttack ranging from monuments of ancient history, breathtaking temple architecture & buddhist sites, art & craft villages, museums and artefacts that amaze.We have found 2 such attractions for you to visit. Scroll the list below to continue unravelling the secrets of Odisha
Below is our low-down on the must try activities and experiences in and around Cuttack. Plan your stay to coincide with some of these events to get completely entrenched in the culture and heritage of Odisha. We assure you that the below list will leave you Odisha Amazed!
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