Cuttack

CuttackĀ  is the former capital, the commercial capital & the second largest city of the state of Orissa, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Cuttack district and is located about 20 km to the north east of Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa. The two cities are collectively referred to as the twin cities today. The name of the city is an anglicised form of Kataka that literally means The Fort, a reference to the ancient Barabati Fort around which the city developed. It is situated on the delta formed by the rivers Mahanadi and Kathjuri.

The city was established in 989 CE, Cuttack was the seat of government in Odisha for close to a thousand years before its burgeoning size forced the creation of a new capital at Bhubaneswar in 1948. Cuttack is famous for its unique silver filigree works and textiles of woven silk and cotton.

The city has such strategic position; it serves as the main base for commercial activities. The best part about the city is that, it is very well connected to almost all the major cities of the country via trains and buses. However, if you want to travel to Cuttack by air, then Bhubaneswar will serve as one of the most convenient entry points. It serves as a convenient base for touring the various places of interest in the district. It is accessible from almost all parts of the country via train and buses.

You can get an amazing variety of Ikat fabrics and applique work over here. The fine silverwork done here usually renders the visitors speechless. While on a shopping spree, you can always stop for a halt in one of the restaurants in the city and relish the yummy mouthwatering seafood. Presently, tourism in Cuttack is on its boom. There are a large number of sightseeing places in Cuttack, for instance Barabati Fort, Chandi Temple and Kadam Rasool Dargah.

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