CUTTACK/ˈkʌtək/ ( listen ) is the former capital and the second
largest city in the eastern Indian state of
Odisha . It is also the
headquarters of the
Cuttack district . The name of the city is an
anglicised form of Katak which literally means The Fort, a reference
to the ancient
Barabati Fort around which the city initially
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
Odisha High Court is located here. It is also the
commercial capital of
Odisha which hosts a large number of trading and
business houses in and around the city.
The old and the most important part of the city is centred on a spit
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
Bhubaneswar are often referred to as the Twin-Cities of
Odisha . The metropolitan area formed by the two cities has a
population of 1.68 million in 2014.
Cuttack is categorised as a
Tier-II city as per the ranking system used by Government of
* 1 Etymology
* 2 History
* 3 Geography
* 4 Climate
* 5 Culture
* 5.1 Pilgrimage sites
* 5.2 Festivals
* 6 Population
* 6.1 Demographics
* 6.2 Languages
* 7 Civic administration
* 8 Economy
* 8.1 Traditional industries
* 8.2 Large scale industries
* 8.3 Logistics
* 8.4 Service sector
* 9 Media
* 9.1 Odia film industry
* 10 Education
* 11 Transport
* 11.1 Air
* 11.2 Road
* 11.3 Rail
* 11.4 Metro
* 12 Sports
* 13 Places of interest
* 13.2 Netaji Birthplace Museum
* 13.3 Maritime Museum
* 13.4 Freedom Fighter\'s Memorial
* 13.5 Theatres
* 13.6 Movie theatres
* 13.7 Parks
* 13.7.1 Water park
* 13.7.2 Deer park
* 13.7.3 Recreational parks
* 14 Notable personalities
* 15 Gallery
* 16 See also
* 17 References
* 18 External links
Cuttack is derived from
Sanskrit meaning military
establishment or a cantonment. The city was known as Bidanasi Katak
(meaning Bidanasi Military Base) during the days when Barabati Fort
was in existence. Bidanasi is now one of the localities of the city.
Established in 989 CE, by Maharaja Markata Keshari,
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
1948. The two cities are collectively referred to as the Twin Cities.
Cuttack is famous for its unique silver filigree works (
and woven textiles. It is famous for its Dussehra celebrations across
India only after
Kolkata . It is also famous for "Dahibara ", a local
delicacy made using black gram and potato curry and also for "Chhena
poda " and "Rasagulla ", local dessert made of unripened curd cheese
made from water buffalo or regular cow milk.
The earliest written history of
Cuttack may go back to the Keshari
dynasty. As stated by the distinguished historian Andrew Stirling,
Cuttack was established as a military cantonment by king
Nrupa Keshari of Keshari dynasty in 989 CE. Stirling based his opinion
Madala Panji , a chronicle of the
Jagannath temple of Puri.
The reign of Maharaja Markata Keshari was distinguished for the stone
embank built to protect the new capital from flood in 1002 CE.
Historical and archaeological evidence suggests
capital of a kingdom founded by Raja Anangabhimadeva III of Ganga
dynasty in 1211 CE. After the end of Ganga rule,
Odisha passed to the
hands of the Suryavamsi Gajapati dynasty (1434–1541 CE) under whom
Cuttack continued to be the capital of Odisha. After the death of
Raja Mukunda deva, the last Hindu king of Orissa ,
Cuttack first came
under Muslim rule and later under
Mughals , who made
Cuttack the seat
of the new
Orissa Subah (imperial top-level province) under Shah Jahan
Cuttack came under Maratha rule and it grew fast as a
business centre being the convenient point of contact between the
Marathas of Nagpur and the English merchants of Bengal . It was
occupied by the British in 1803 and later became the capital of Odisha
division in 1816. From 1948 onwards, when the capital was shifted to
Bhubaneswar , the city remained the administrative headquarters for
the state of
The introduction of the Sharadiya Utsav tradition in the city dates
back to the visit of Saint Chaitanya in the 16th century when the
consecration of the idol of
Durga by using the mask pattern was
conducted in his presence at Binod Behari Devi Mandap.
The remains of the old moated
Barabati Fort still exist in the heart
Cuttack is located at 20°31′23″N 085°47′17″E /
20.52306°N 85.78806°E / 20.52306; 85.78806 and has an
average elevation of 36 metres (118 ft). The city is spread across an
area of 192.5 km2 (74 sq mi). The city, being a
Corporation which consists of 59 wards. The city stretches from
Phulnakhara in south to
Choudwar in north and Kandarpur in east to
naraj in west while main city is located at the apex of the Mahanadi
River delta. Apart from Mahanadi, four of its distributaries also run
through the city. The distributaries include Mahanadi, Kathajodi,
Kuakhai and Birupa where Kathajodi further has two distributaries; the
right being Devi while the left is Biluakhai. Mahanadi runs through
the city on the northern side separating the main city from the
Jagatpur Industrial Area. The Kathajodi river forms a riverine island
of Bayalis Mouza after separating the main city from Gopalpur. The
Kuakhai river separates the southern part of the city into two-halves,
namely Pratap Nagri and the new township of Naranpur. The Kuakhai runs
throughout the south of the city along Phulnakhara before entering
Bhubaneswar. The Birupa river runs through the north of Jagatpur
Industrial Area separating it from Choudwar. There are numerous ponds
known as (pokharis) in the city that store rain water. The Mahanadi
provides much of the drinking water to the city. Recent growth of the
city has resulted in expansion across the
Kathajodi River and a newer
township towards the head of the delta formed between the tributary
Kathajodi river and the main river Mahanadi has come up by the name of
Markat Nagar (popularly known as CDA by the local residents) which is
spread across 2000 acres. CDA has 15 sectors out of which 11 are
residential & has population around 150,000. Jagatpur
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Cuttack Chandi Temple : Dedicated to
Chandi , the presiding deity of Cuttack. The temple is
located in proximity to the banks of the Mahanadi River. It is famous
for its annual
Durga Puja and
Kali Puja festivals. The
festivities are prominent in Maa Katak
Chandi temple which takes place
for 16 days stating from dark fortnight of Ashwina Krishna Ashtami
till Ashwina Shukla navami and Vijayadashami. The Goddess popularly
called as Maa Katak Chandi, sits and rules on the heart of the ancient
Chandi Temple: Situated in the historic Barbati Fort, which
is well known for its role in Odisha's history. Gada
Chandi temple is
one of the oldest temples in
Cuttack and is believed to be the older
Chandi before her shift to the present Cuttack
Dhabaleswar Temple : Dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. It is
situated on an exotic island in the
Mahanadi River and is embellished
with stone carvings that date back to the early 10th and 11th century.
It is one of the famous weekend tours from Cuttack. The serene
ambiance, in which the temple is situated, inspires spiritual feeling
among one and all. The island is connected to the mainland on the
other side by a suspension bridge which is the first and only of its
kind in the state.
* Daatan Sahib Gurdwara: A holy historical Sikh shrine, the Daatan
Sahib Gurdwara is where the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak , halted on
his way to Puri. It is believed that a tree branch planted by him
after using it as a tooth cleaner still flourishes here, hence the
name Daatan Sahib.
Qadam Rasul : Believed to be for the veneration of Muhammad. It
comes from the belief started early in
Islam that when Muhammad
stepped on a rock his footprint left an imprint. This belief was never
accepted by orthodox brands of Islam. However, the idea was
disseminated widely and led to the creation of many shrines around
such imprints one of them being situated in Cuttack.
* Jama Masjid: Built during the Mughal era. Earlier there used to be
a Madrasa in this mosque. However, since a decade, the Madrasa is
shifted out. The neighbourhood surrounding the Jama Masjid is
inhabited predominantly by Hindus.
Cuttack also houses several churches including Holy Rosary Church,
Baptist Church etc.
Durga Idol in Chaudhury Bazar
Durga Puja :
Cuttack is famous throughout the nation for its Durga
puja celebrations. Nearly 200 earthen idols of Goddess
prepared by the different Puja Committees of the city to worship
Durga The speciality
Durga Puja are its CHANDI O SUNA
MEDHAS, in which the idols are adorned with huge amounts of gold and
silver, with localities trying to outsmart each other by constructing
more attractive idols.
Durga Puja with full energy
on Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and on Vijaya Dashami or
Dussehra by burning an effigy of the demon Ravana. People from all of
Odisha and nearby states visit
Cuttack during this period observe the
Boita Bandana : This festival is celebrated on the last day of the
holy Hindu month of Kartik . On this auspicious day people flow
miniature boitas or model boats in the Mahanadi and Kathajodi rivers
to pay homage to the ancient merchants of Kalinga Kingdom . This day
also marks the beginning of
Bali Jatra . This festival is similar to
the 'Masakapan Ke Tukad' festival of
Bali , and to the 'Loi Krathong'
Thailand , both of which involve ritualistic floating of
model boats around the same time of year.
Bali Jatra : The festival which Cuttackis look forward to most is
Bali Jatra .
Bali Yatra is supposedly the second largest trade
festival in Asia and the largest in
India . The name
literally means A VOYAGE TO BALI. In olden times, merchants used to
trade with South-East Asian Island Countries of
Java , sumatra
Borneo . Whatever items they brought from those places after trading
Oriya goods used to be put up for sale in the capital (which was then
Cuttack). People from all over the state and beyond used to come to
Cuttack to buy these items.
Bali Jatra is the festival of continuing
this ancient tradition. It is held every year in November on the banks
of the Mahanadi . Many stalls are set up selling both local and exotic
goods. People from all over
Odisha come to the
Bali Jatra to buy
items, as was the custom back in those days.
Bali Jatra Entrance
Kali puja : This festival is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali
and is celebrated on the new moon day of the Hindu month of Kartik. It
coincides with the pan-Indian festival of
Diwali amidst the bursting
of firecrackers .
* Kartikeshwar Puja : The puja in
Cuttack is organised by the puja
committees of Cuttack. This festival is observed to worship Kartikeya
, the eldest son of
Lord Shiva . Nowhere else except
Sabarimala is the
Kartikeswar puja carried out with so much elan.
Kite flying is also celebrated with much enthusiasm and energy in
the city. Kite-flying culminates with the Makar Sankranti, with
kite-flying competitions being held all over.
Cuttack is the first
city in the Eastern
India to introduce kite-flying.
All the other regular Indian festivals like Ratha Yatra , Raja ,
Ganesh Chaturthi ,
Vasant Panchami ,
Chhath , Id ,
Good Friday , Christmas, and the numerous festivals are celebrated
See also: List of cities in
According to the 2011 census of India, the population of Cuttack
City in 2011 was 606,007: 331,246 male and 302,477 female. Its urban /
metropolitan population was 658,986 of which 331,246 males and 327,740
are females. There were 48,585 children aged 0–6, 8.02% of total
Cuttack City: 25,358 boys and 23,227 girls. The gender
Cuttack City was 997 per 1000 males, for children 916 girls
per 1000 boys.
Cuttack has an average literacy rate of 91.17% with male literacy at
97.87% and female literacy at 84.49%. The
Cuttack ranks high in
literacy rate among Top Cities of
India . Others include
RELIGIONS IN CUTTACK
Around 94% of the city's population are
for 4.88% and the rest constitute 2% of the total population.
Odia is the primary language used in the city, besides which
widely spoken and understood. There are people who also speak Kosli ,
Santali , Bengali , Marwari , Telugu , Gujarati , Punjabi ,
Arabic , Tibetan etc. English is widely used for commercial purposes.
Most of the banners are written in Odia , English and
The City of
Cuttack is administered by the
Corporation. CMC was established as a municipality on 4 June 1876 and
was named as a corporation on 15 August 1994. This corporation covers
an area of 192.5 km2. The CMC is in charge of the civic and
infrastructure needs of the Metropolitan City.Meenakshee Behera is the
Mayor of the
Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC). The Municipal
Commissioner is the chief executive officer and head of the executive
arm of the Municipal Corporation. All executive powers are vested on
the Municipal Commissioner who is an Indian Administrative Service
(IAS) officer appointed by the State Government.
Cuttack has been the seat of
Odisha politics since a long time. In
the Indian parliament,
Cuttack parliamentary constituency is
represented by Mr. Bhartruhari Mahatab of
Biju Janata Dal
Biju Janata Dal (BJD). The
Cuttack area is mostly dominated by BJD despite attempts made by the
BJP to make people against the ruling party. People showed and
showered enormous support to the
Naveen Patnaik and Bhartruhari
Cuttack City is divided into three constituencies which are
represented at the State Legislative Assembly viz. Barabati-
Cuttack Sadar . Cuttack-Sadar is represented by
Chandra Sarathi Behera (BJD) whereas Barabati-
Cuttack is represented
by Debasish Samantaray (BJD) while Choudwar-
Cuttack is represented by
Pravat Biswal (BJD).
Bhubaneswar–Cuttack Police Commissionerate , under the control of
Commissioner of Police, looks after the law enforcement in Cuttack.
Cuttack has 25 Police Stations in the City.
Cuttack is widely known as the commercial capital of
Odisha . It is
believed to have the largest GDP among all cities in
Odisha due to its
large business houses and wide range of industries ranging from
ferrous alloys, steel and logistics to agriculture and traditional
industries like textiles and handicrafts. There are many trading
houses in the city renowned nationally and internationally. The
Paradip Port which is around 85 km from the city facilitates this
process. Traditional cow horn sculpture
The city is one of the largest hub for textiles in eastern India. The
city's annual textile trade generates over a billion dollars of
revenue. A large textile park is planned, giving a face lift to the
erstwhile Orissa Textile Mills in city outskirts.
Cuttack is famous
for its silver filigree works and only because of these works it is
also known as the silver city of India.
Cuttack is also famous for
its handicraft works using cow and mostly Buffaloes horn.
only one retail store for horn items named
Utkal Gaurab Madhusudhan
Horn Work.Its was greatly contributed by Late Kalandi Charana Behera.
Generally the horn of dead cattle is used and is performed by licensed
craftsmen only. This peculiar artefact is limited to
Cuttack only and
anything of such kind is found nowhere else in the world. These fine
and unique handicraft works add significantly to the local economy.
LARGE SCALE INDUSTRIES
There are 11 large-scale industries in and around
Cuttack mostly in
Choudwar and Athagarh and many more in the pipeline. These industries
include steel, power, automobile, alloys, fireclay, etc. Indian Metals
"> Tarakasi(Silver Filigree) Pendant and Ear rings
One Big Industries has been situated at Athagarh area Name AARTI
STEELS LIMITED, it has 2 power Plant of 40MW & 50MW, ferro Alloys
Plant, Melting unit, Iron Ore crusher and sponge Iron unit of 1000
Cuttack occupies a very significant place in the logistics map of the
country.The number of medium- and small-scale industries concentrated
Cuttack is by far the largest among the cities in the state.
The industrial estates in and around
Cuttack numbers around eight.
Jagatpur and Khapuria are industrial estates inside the city. A large
chunk of these serve as ancillary industries for the big industrial
Odisha and other states.
The proximity to
Paradip Port comes as an added advantage. OSL Group,
one of the leading stevedore firms of the country is headquartered in
Cuttack. Cuttack, being the largest business hub of the state is the
nodal point of trade and transport. It also has the largest wholesale
commodities market of the state at Malgodown and Chhatra Bazaar
catering the whole state.
Being the former capital and now the partial capital of the state and
a big business hub, many central and state government and corporate
offices are in Cuttack. The service sector is quite large. The people
of nearby districts are heavily depended on the city for their
livelihood, contributing to the service sector and, thus, the floating
population. The presence of
Central Rice Research Institute
Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI),
the largest rice research institute in Asia, adds to the importance of
Cuttack in the agricultural map of the country. The presence of Odisha
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Cuttack has a Doordarshan centre which telecasts Odia programs. The
Cuttack station of All
India Radio started post-independence in 1948
and broadcasts programs in AM as well as FM bandwidth catering the
whole state . At present
Cuttack has five local radio stations
broadcasting on FM , including two from AIR. The private FM stations
include BIG 92.7 FM, RED 93.5 FM and Radio Choklate 104 FM.
Among several print media houses located at Cuttack, the Oriya
newspapers published here includes
The Samaja (founded by Utkala Mani
Gopabandhu Das), Prajatantra (founded by Harekrushna Mahatab, former
Chief Minister of
Odisha and former Governor of
Maharashtra ), Sambad
, Dharitri and the Matrubhasha to name a few.
ODIA FILM INDUSTRY
The Odia Film Industry has its base in Cuttack. The Oriya film
industry is popularly known as OLLYWOOD, the name is a portmanteau of
the words Oriya and Hollywood. In 1974, the Government of Odisha
declared film making and construction of cinema theatres as industry
in the state, and two years later in 1976, it established the Orissa
Film Development Corporation in Cuttack. One of the regional offices
Central Board of Film Certification
Central Board of Film Certification is situated in Cuttack.
ABIT Main Academic Building
Cuttack are either run by the CMC or by private trusts and
individuals. The Oriya medium schools in
Cuttack are affiliated to the
Board of Secondary Education,
Odisha whilst the English medium
affiliated to either ICSE or the CBSE . Apart from English and Odia
medium schools, certain Hindi, Urdu, Gujrati, Bengali and Telugu
medium schools are also present in Cuttack. Ravenshaw Collegiate
School , the oldest school of
Odisha which proudly boasts many eminent
personalities in its alumni including Netaji
Subash Chandra Bose ,
Biju Patnaik , Harekrishna Mahatab, etc. is situated in Cuttack. Some
of the other prominent Oriya medium schools of the city include
Secondary Board High School ,
Jobra High School , Ravenshaw Girls High
School, Ranihat High School, Nua Bazar High School,
Odisha Police High
School, Christ Collegiate School, Kamalakanta Vidayapitha, Peary Mohan
Academy, Badambadi New Colony High School, Matrubhaban, Buckley Girls
School, CRRI High School.
The city has a number of Saraswati Shishu Mandirs and CBSE schools.
The prominent public schools are D.A.V. Public School, Sector-6, CDA ,
L.R.D.A.V Public School, Gandarpur, D.A.V. Public School, Rajabagicha,
D.A.V. Public School, Tulsipur, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya , Kendriya
Vidyalaya No.1, Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, Mahanadi Vihar, Kendriya
Vidyalaya No.3, Kendriya Vidyalaya Arc Charbatia, Stewart School , New
Stewart School, Delhi Public School Kalinga, St. Xavier's High School,
Sri Sathya Sai School, St. Joseph's Girls High School, Sector-9,
S.C.B. Medical Public School, Cambridge School, Joharimall High
School, Modern Public School, Queen Mary's School etc. Sri Sri
Under the 10+2+3/4 plan, students complete ten years of schooling and
then enroll for two years in junior college, where they select one of
three streams: arts, commerce, or science. This is followed by either
a general degree course in a chosen field of study, or a professional
degree course, such as law, engineering and medicine. Most of the
colleges in the city are affiliated to the Council of Higher Secondary
Education. Some of the prominent colleges include
Cuttack College, Emarti Devi Women's College, Jatia Kabi Bira Kishore
(J.K.B.K.) College, Netaji City College, Raghunathjew College,
Sailabala Women's College, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Higher Studies &
Research, Stewart Science college etc.
The Twin Cities account for around 100 engineering colleges. Cuttack
is home to several technical institutions which include Institute of
Management and Information Technology (IMIT) , Bhubananda Orissa
school of Engineering(BOSE), Institute of Textile Technology (ITT),
Dhaneshwar Rath Institute of Engineering & Management Studies (DRIEMS)
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Central Rice Research Institute
Central Rice Research Institute
Some of the other institute include Biju Pattnaik Institute of Film
and Television and the Madhusudan Law College.
Shri Ramachandra Bhanj Medical College (SCB) , the largest medical
college of the state is located in Cuttack. The S.C.B. Medical College
also has a dental wing which offers bachelor's degree in dental
Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC), the only one
of its kind in Eastern India, carries out high-end research and
treatment in cancer. The Regional Spinal Injury Centre (RSIC) is also
situated in the S.C.B. Medical College Campus. RSIC is an autonomous
organisation under the administrative and financial control of
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Sri Sri University established by
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Art of
Living is situated at the far end of the city in Naraj.
Panoramic view of
Cuttack has an Air Base named
Charbatia Air Base for the exclusive
use of the
Indian Air Force
Indian Air Force . The nearest commercial airport is the
Biju Patnaik Airport at
Bhubaneswar , about 28 km away.
On 28 April 2010, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
officially published a new numbering system for the National highway
network in the Gazette of the Government of India. As per the new
numbering National Highway 16 (former National Highway 5 ) runs from
North to South of the City. As a part of the Golden Quadrilateral
project, this highway runs from
Kolkata .National Highway
55 (former National Highway 42 ) connects
Also Asian Highway 45 passes through the city. Feeder State Highways
Angul , Kendrapara
and nearby towns in
Cuttack district . Intra city transport is
Auto rickshaws . Nowadays DTS city buses ply in the
city to join different places in the city and the state capital.
Cuttack is a major junction connecting all the major parts of the
state. The bus terminus at
Cuttack is located at Badambadi, and is one
of the largest bus terminus in India, and thousands of private and
government buses ply to hundreds of destinations everyday. A new bus
terminus at Balikuda is under construction to relieve pressure off the
Badambadi Bus Terminus. Night view of
Cuttack Railway Station
Cuttack Junction is one of the important stations on the
Chennai mainline of the
East Coast Railway and falls under
the Khurda Road division. A branch line to
Paradeep starts from
Cuttack. It is connected to all parts of
India through trains run by
Indian Railways .The
Cuttack Railway station is selected to be
developed as a multi-functional railway station with food courts
shopping plaza, theatres to be developed . Other railway stations in
the city are Baranga Junction, Balikuda, Matagajpur, Kandarpur,
Kendrapara Road, Kapilas Road, Manguli, Nergundi and Naraj.
The Government of
Odisha has proposed a rapid transit system for the
Cuttack and Bhuabneswar . On 23 August 2014, Government of
Odisha's Housing and Urban Development Department signed a Memorandum
of Understanding with Balaji Railroad Systems Ltd (BARSYL) for
preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) for mass rapid transit
system (MRTS) between
Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. The Balaji Railroad
Systems Ltd (BARSYL) would get Rs 2.52 crore for preparation of DPR
for approximately 30 km within a period of ten months. The government
officials said it would be a testing for them to evict encroachments
for expansion of roads in the twin cities.
The Government of
Odisha is working on introduction of Monorail
service in Cuttack. The Housing and Urban Development Department has
taken up the issue for exploring
Monorail system in
Cuttack to make it
the first city in the state to have
Monorail service. A study on the
viability of launching the monorail over an eight to 10 km stretch in
the city is expected to be carried out soon. The Engineering Projects
(India) Ltd would conduct a comprehensive survey of the city's
capacity to host the system as well as the traffic and congestion
problems and submit a proposal.The initially proposed route of
circular Ring Road has been ruled out as it was not considered
feasible on traffic considerations. While Badambadi-Madhupatana Link
Road stretch is the most congested with traffic density crossing 300
per minute, thoroughfares like College Square, Mangalabag, Buxi
Bazaar, Chandni Chowk, CDA Square see peak flow of over 100 vehicles
per minute are more likely to be taken into consideration.
Cuttack is the home to the Barabati Sports Complex. The Barabati
Stadium is an important venue for international cricket and football
matches. The Barabati Sports Complex hosts the head offices of most
of the sports bodies of the state. Apart from cricket and football,
the sports complex also has facilities for Lawn Tennis, Basketball,
Volleyball, Swimming. The sports complex also houses a
state-of-the-art indoor hall christened as
Sachin Tendulkar Indoor
Hall, dedicated to legendary cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar . The
construction of the indoor hall was a joint venture of the Odisha
Cricket Association and the Board of Control for Cricket in India
which was formally inaugurated on the auspicious occasion of Utkal
Divas . The centrally air-conditioned 185 feet long, 65 feet wide and
44 feet high four-storied complex has been built primarily to provide
practise facility to cricketers during off season. The complex is also
be used to stage competitions in different indoor sports including
basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, fencing, judo,
weight-lifting and wrestling.
Cuttack also possesses Satyabrata
Stadium, primarily used for athletics. The
DRIEMS Stadium at Tangi has
also hosted international cricket matches and is a regular venue for
Ranji Trophy matches.
Cuttack also has some very good sporting grounds
like Nimpur Grounds, Bidanasi Grounds, Sunshine Grounds, Ravenshaw
Grounds, SCB Medical Grounds, BOSE Grounds which are the venues for
annual state cricket and football championships and some of which are
often used as additional venues for
Ranji Trophy and Santosh Trophy
India 's second and Odisha's only indoor arena,
Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium is situated in Cuttack. The indoor
arena is primarily used for Gymnastics and Martial Arts. It has hosted
many international and national sporting events in the past. It is
also used to host musical concerts and award shows.
Cuttack is also the only hub in
Odisha for Water Sports . The Rowing
Odisha State Maritime Museum
Barabati Fort is a 14th-century castle built by the Ganga dynasty
ruler Maharaja Markata Keshari. The ruins of the fort still remain
with its moat, gate and the earthen mound of the nine-storied palace,
which evokes the memories of past days.
NETAJI BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM
Cuttack takes pride in being the birthplace of Netaji Subhas Chandra
Bose , the prominent Indian freedom-fighter and founder of Azad Hind
Fauj . The birthplace of Netaji is situated in Oriya Bazar known as
Janakinath Bhawan. The place has now been converted into a museum
named Netaji Birth Place Museum. The museum showcases the original
letters written by Netaji along with other important materials used by
Odisha State Maritime Museum was inaugurated by the
minister Shri Naveen Pattnaik on 1 April 2013.
FREEDOM FIGHTER\'S MEMORIAL
It was inaugurated by Honorable Chief Minister of
Odisha Mr. Naveen
Patnaik on 23 January 2010, on the occasion of Netaji Jayanti. It is
situated at the Old Jail complex in Dargha Bazar.
Cuttack had been the centre of art and literature in the past.
Annapurna Theatre is considered as the pioneer of Oriya theatre
company. The B-Group of the Annapurna theatre, situated in Buxi Bazar
is also one of the oldest theatres of Odisha.
The city has several cinemas playing movies in Oriya,
English languages. To cater to the needs of a large Telugu audience in
Cuttack, a few theaters also play Telugu movies.
constituted also half of the number of cinema halls in the state but
eventually, the numbers decimated. Some of the well-known theatres
from the past include Ananda, Brindaban, Capital, Devi, Durga, Ganesh,
Hind, Jayashree, Kalyani, Laxmi, Nishamani, Prabhat, Rajtarangini,
Sagar, Samrat, Sangam etc. but the number of movie theatres existing
presently has been limited to six with only Brindaban, Jayashree,
Nishamani, Samrat, Sangam and Grand which is reopened recently still
Cuttack will soon be having its first multiplex in the
form of a national player namely INOX with construction work for the
same well underway.
The city constitutes the state's only water park named Ocean World.
Due to the strategic location of the water park being situated on the
Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, it is a popular outing location for
the people of both cities.
A deer park is situated beside the Mahanadi Ring Road at Madhusudan
Nagar, overseeing the beautiful Mahanadi River. The park has about 200
deers. The Park is maintained by the CMC .
The city is filled with numerous social parks. Biju Pattnaik park,
Gouri Shankar park, Kathajodi river view park, Khannagar park, Jobra
park, CDA Sec-6 park are some of the prominent existing parks.
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spend a major part of their life in Cuttack.
Subhas Chandra Bose
Subhas Chandra Bose
Sanghamitra Mohanty was born here in 1953
Syed Ameer Ali
Krushna Chandra Kar
Koovarji Karsan Rathor
Shiv Sunder Das
Thomas Edward Ravenshaw
Cuttack Chandi Temple
Cuttack Municipal Corporation
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