Cuttack is the former capital and the second largest city in the Indian state of Odisha. It is also the headquarters of the Cuttack district. The name of the city is an anglicised form of Kataka which literally means The Fort, a reference to the ancient Barabati Fort around which the city initially developed. Cuttack is also known as the Millennium City as well as the Silver City due to its history of 1000 years and famous silver filigree works. It is also considered as the judicial capital of Odisha as the Orissa High Court is located here. It is also the commercial capital of Odisha which hosts many trading and business houses in and around the city. Cuttack is also famous for its Durga puja which is the most important festival of Odisha and West Bengal. Cuttack is also the birthplace of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
The old and the most important part of the city is centred on a strip of land between the Kathajodi River and the Mahanadi River, bounded on the southeast by Old Jagannath Road. The city, being a part of the Cuttack Municipal Corporation consisting of 59 wards. Cuttack stretches from Phulnakhara across the Kathajodi in the south to Choudwar in north across the Birupa River, while in the east it begins at Kandarpur and runs west as far as Naraj. Four rivers including Mahanadi and its distributaries Kathajodi, Kuakhai, Birupa run through the city. Further Kathajodi is distributed into Devi and Biluakhai which often makes the geographical area look like fibrous roots.
Cuttack and Bhubaneswar are often referred to as the Twin-Cities of Odisha. The metropolitan area formed by the two cities has a population of 1.862 million in 2018. Cuttack is categorised as a Tier-II city as per the ranking system used by Government of India.
Cuttack an unplanned city, is characterized by a maze of streets, lanes and by-lanes which has given it the nickname of a city with Baban Bazaar, Tepan Galee and i.e. 52 markets and 53 streets.
Location: Stadium Rd,
Chandi Chhaka, Tulasipur Colony, Cuttack
Dargah Bazaar, Cuttack, Odisha 753001
footprint of the Prophet Mohammad
Netaji Birth Place Museum
Location: Oriya Bazar, Cuttack, Odisha 753002
Attraction: Childhood home of nationalist Netaji Shubhas Chandra Bose with collections of letters & artifacts.
Odisha State Maritime Museum
Jobra Rd, Professors Colony, Cuttack
Attraction: navigational equipment, Model boats, & more.
Nimchouri, Cuttack, Odisha 753002
Attraction: M. k. Gandhi first historic visit
place, museum, and Library, 200+ photographs
Barabati Fort Rd, Biju Patnaik Colony, Cuttack
Attraction: A 13th-century fort, Ruins of the
Nine Storied Complex and Elephant Stables
State Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden Rd, Jujhagada, Cuttack
Deities: Wide variety of exotic flora,
picnic areas & an adjacent zoo.
Banki, Cuttack district, Odisha
fresh water lake, Boating, migratory birds
Catagory: Baby bamboo shroots,
fastfood, starter, fried chicken
Catagory: Banana Stem
snacks, deep-fried, spicy
Main course, energy booster. Tasty
November – December
worship to goddess Laxmi.
Worship of god Kartik(son of Shiva & Parwati)
November – December
Attraction: floating of model boats Made of up
banana peel, paper, with lighted lamps
October – November
Attraction: “Festival of Fasting” celebrated at
The Lord Mahadeva – Dhabaleswar Temple
Odia film industry
Through out the year
Attraction: known as Ollywood
Films, Movies, theatres, Drama
Handicrafts, Silver oranaments, decoratives, etc
Brass/ Bell Metal Works
Utensils, House-hold Products, etc
Handicrafts, Decorative, Daily-use products