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 Sudama City as well as the
Sudama 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.
Cuttack is also famous for its
Durga puja which is the most important festival of
Odisha and West
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 roots.
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
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.The close
interpersonal relationship, community living and the old world values
Cuttack a big village rather than a city.
Cuttack is best known
as a City of Brotherhood or Bhai-Chara where people of all religious
communities have been residing for centuries in harmony and
5.1 Pilgrimage sites
5.1.2 Dhabaleshwar Temple
5.1.3 Paramhansa Nath Temple
5.1.4 Qadam e Rasool
Guru Nanak Datan Sahib
5.1.6 Jama Masjid
5.1.8 Baba Ramdev Temple
5.1.9 Bukhari Baba Dargah
6 Art and Literature
6.2 Movie theatres
9 Civic administration
10.1 Traditional industries
10.2 Large scale industries
10.4 Service sector
12 Odia film industry
16.1 Barabati Sports Complex
16.2 Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium
16.3 Jagatpur Water Sports Complex
17 Places of interest
17.1 Barabati Fort
17.2 Chudangagarh Fort
17.3 Netaji Birthplace Museum
17.4 Madhusudan Sangrahalaya
17.5 Anand Bhavan
Odisha State Maritime Museum
17.7 Old Jail Complex and the Freedom Fighter's Memorial
17.8 Swaraj Ashram
17.9 Maratha Barracks
17.10 Salt House
17.11 Gora Kabar Cemetery
18 Recreation and Entertainment
18.1 Malls and Multiplexes
18.1.2 Kila Dalijoda
18.2 Parks and Gardens
18.2.1 Ocean World Water park
18.2.2 CMC Deer park
18.2.3 Recreational parks
18.2.4 Nandankanan Zoological Park and Botanical Gardens
18.2.5 Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary
18.3 Lakes and Reservoirs
18.3.1 Anshupa Lake
18.3.2 Jobra Reservoir
18.3.3 Naraj Reservoir
18.3.4 Stone Revetment on Mahanadi
19 Notable People
21 See also
23 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. In the ancient time Capitals were often called as Cuttack
like Bidanasi Cuttack, Ayodhya Cuttack, Mathura Cuttack, Varanasi
Cuttack, etc. Being the Capital it has been simply called as Cuttack
instead of Bidanasi Cuttack.
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 (Tarakasi), 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 "Rasagola", local dessert made of unripened curd cheese made
from water buffalo or regular cow milk by
Odisha famous bikalananda
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
on the 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
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 Odisha.
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
Cuttack Municipal 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.
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
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.
Mahanadi vihar are the other two townships in the City.
Mahanadi Vihar is the first satellite city project in Odisha. Cuttack
is referred to as a city with Baaban Bazaar, Teppan Galee i.e. this is
the city of 52 markets and 53 streets which is told by people of
Odisha for the largeness of this city. Naranpur is another satellite
township coming up in Trishulia, on the other side of Kathajodi River.
Cuttack experiences a tropical wet and dry climate. The summer season
is from March to June when the climate is hot and humid. The
temperature around this season is 35 °C to 40 °C
Thunderstorms are common at the height of the summer. The monsoon
months are from July to October when the city receives most of its
rainfall from the South West Monsoon. The annual rainfall is around
144 cm. Temperatures are considerably lower during the rainy
season, averaging around 30 °C. The winter season from November
to February is characterised by mild temperatures and occasional
showers. The winter months feature chilly northerly winds which bring
down the temperature to around 15 °C, though the bright sunshine
helps maintain the pleasant weather. Temperatures may exceed
45 °C at the height of summer and may fall below 10 °C in
Due to the proximity to coast, the city is prone to cyclones from the
Bay of Bengal. One such cyclone struck
Cuttack in 1971, resulting in
more than 10,000 deaths in the state. The Bureau of Indian
Standards places the city inside seismic zone III on a scale ranging
from I to V in order of increasing susceptibility to earthquakes.
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Development Programme reports that there is "very
high damage risk" from winds and cyclones. The 1999
caused major damage to the city claiming many lives.
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Dedicated to the Goddess Chandi, the presiding deity of Cuttack. The
Chandi temple is located in proximity to the banks of the Mahanadi
River. It is famous for its annual
Durga Puja and
Kali Puja festivals.
Durga Puja festivities are prominent in Maa Katak
which takes place for 16 days starting 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 city. Gada
Chandi Temple situated within the
premises of the
Barabati Fort is one of the oldest temples in Cuttack
and is believed to be the older temple of
Chandi before her
shift to the present
Dedicated to the worship of
Dhabaleswar Temple 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
Paramhansa Nath Temple
Paramhansa Nath Temple, Biribat built, 11th A.D. 4 km from the
Paradeep Road. Approach from OMP square, towards Nuabazar
and keep going until you see a sign board of the temple to take a
right. This is situated right on banks of River Kathajodi. The other
approach would be from the Panchamukhi Hanuman temple at Khapuria.
Road along the river bank will lead you to the temple Another hidden
Gem of Katak, and it is still standing upright 80 ft for 1000
years. This is a five chambered rekha and pidha shrine. The Vimana is
Pancharatha rekha style. The doorjambs of the vimana and the
bhogomandapa portray sculptures of the navagraha and dvarapalas. The
Plinth of the temple exhibits sculptures portraying war scenes,
elephants and horses in procession, decorated swans. In the sanctum is
a Patal-Phuta Shiva Linga. There is a beautiful wooden canopy and
possibly added sometime in the mid - 15th or 16th century. Other
deities around the temple are Parvati,
Kartikeya and Ganesh. A big
bull figure and a Rama-abhisekha images are found on the northern wall
of the temple. Two Vishnu images are found on the outer walls of the
temple. Built by Somavanshi Dynasty.
Qadam e Rasool
Bukhari Baba Peer
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.
Guru Nanak Datan Sahib
A holy historical Sikh shrine, the Daatan Sahib Gurdwara is where the
first Sikh Guru, Shree 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.
Built during the Mughal era. Earlier there used to be a
this mosque. However, since a decade, the
Madrasa is shifted out. The
neighbourhood surrounding the Jama Masjid is inhabited predominantly
The vernacular school for the minority of
Muslims is also one of the
most famous idara in buxi bazar in the heart of the silver city where
hundreds of Islamic scholars learn Urdu,Arabic, English as well as
computer teaching. Also
Odisha wakf board and Haj committee is in
Baba Ramdev Temple
The temple is located beside the
highway . The temple is the one of the most beautiful temple in the
city. It is built entirely of white marble. Its stunning architectural
beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and
Ramdev Pir is a Hindu folk deity of Rajasthan in India. Ramdev
is considered to be an incarnation of Krishna. He was said to have had
miraculous powers, and his fame reached far and wide. Legend has it
that five Pirs from Mecca came to test Ramdev’s powers.
Bukhari Baba Dargah
Bukhari Baba Dargah, one of the well known and widely worshipped
dargahs in the silver city, draws a huge crowd especially on
Thursdays. People from diverse religions come here to offer prayer to
get their wishes fulfilled. The ancient dargah of Sufi saint Sayeed
Ali Saheed Bukhari, popularly known as Bukhari Baba's majjar, is
Barabati Fort in Cuttack. The structure with a white
dome is a beautiful piece of
Mughal architecture built in 1468. It
attracts devotees from across the state. Not only Muslim but even
people of other religions are regular ‘Murid’ of the ‘dargah’.
Around two lakh devotees visit the sacred shrine annually.
Durga Idol in Chaudhury Bazar
Other famous temples in
Cuttack are Gada
Chandi Temple, Khannagar Sai
Mandir, Amareswar Temple, Raghunath Jew Temple, Ramakriskna Mission,
Jaunliapatty Digambar Jain Mandir, Maa Jhanjhirimangala Temple,
Jagannath Temple, Chahata Ram Mandir, Badambadi
Siddhivinayak Temple, Khannagar
Kali Mandir, Kalia Boda Shani Temple,
Cuttack also houses a large number of churches including Holy
Rosary Church, Oriya Baptist Church, Church of Epiphany etc.
Cuttack is famous throughout the nation for its
celebrations. Nearly 200 earthen idols of Goddess
Durga are prepared
by the different Puja Committees of the city to worship Goddess Durga
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
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 festival
of Thailand, both of which involve ritualistic floating of model boats
around the same time of year
Bali Jatra: The festival which the people of
Cuttack await the most is
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 Bali, 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 day
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
Bali Jatra Entrance Gate
Kartikeshwar Puja: The puja in
Cuttack is organized 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.
Bada Osha: This is unique to
Special Bhoga namely
Gaja and Tarana are prepared on this day for the worshippers.
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, Holi, Diwali, Chhath, Id, Good Friday,
Christmas, and the numerous festivals are celebrated here.
Art and Literature
Cuttack has been the home to many notable personalities who have
contributed a lot towards the culture and history of modern Odisha.
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. Kala Vikash Kendra in
Cuttack is another premier institution for dance, drama and music in
Odisha. It organizes International theatre olympiads annually where
artists from different countries participate along with the local
The city has several cinemas playing movies in Odia,
Hindi and English
Cuttack accounted for almost half of the
number of cinema halls in the state but eventually, those numbers
Cuttack hosts five single-screen movie theatres
name Grand, Brindaban, Samrat, Nishamani and Jayashree. It also houses
two multiplexes namely Inox and Sangam; the former being the state's
only four-screen multiplex. Odisha's First Cinema Hall marks it's
beginning from Cuttack. In 1926 a Mobile Cinema Hall named Chameria
Cinema Company showed the cinema. Thereafter
Annapurna Theatre came
into existence. In 1932 Hallmuk Cinema Hall marked it's beginning at
Tinkonia Bagicha. Movies like Harischandra and Odia First movie Sita
Bibah screen from this cinema hall in 1934. Another cinema hall named
Capital Cinema was also built in Tinkonia Bagicha in 1936. Second Odia
film Lalita release from this Hall. Similarly, in 1944-45 Pravat
Cinema Hall near Baropathar, in 1951 Hind Cinema was built. In 1962
United Talkies Came into existence in Saheed Bhawan. Thereafter
Parvati Talkies also built in Kalyanmandap of CUTTACK Municipality. In
1969 Grand Cinema and Suraj Talkies, 1972 Jyoti Cinema which Rename as
Laxmi Hall came into existence. 1979
Durga Hall, 1980 Nisamani Hall,
Samrat Hall, 1982 Brundaban Hall, Sagar Sangam Hall, Devi Cinema, 1983
Rajtarangini, 1985 Jaysree Talkies Came into existence.
Cuttack Dahibara Aloodam
Cuttack is the street food capital of Odisha. It is famous for its
Dahibara Aloodam, a local delicacy made using black gram and potato
Chhena poda and Rasagulla from
Bikalananda Kar are
local desserts made of unripened curd cheese made from buffalo or cow
milk. Apart from Dahibara Aloodam, Chaat, Puchuka (panipuri) and
samosas rule the streets. The city has major food joints like Chandini
Chowk, Bidanasi, Stadium Road, Buxi Bazar, Dolamundai, Choudhary
Bazar, etc. Thunka puri is a famous delicacy available only during
Baliyatra. Traditional Oriya food such as Dahi-Pakhal (rice soaked in
water with yogurt and seasonings) is considered as a body coolant,
accompanied by Badi chura or saga are consumed during months of
Due to a large number of Muslim households in the city, traditional
Islamic and Mughlai cuisines like Biriyani, Tandoor, Sheer kurma, etc.
are also popular among the denizens. Due to its close proximity to
Mahanadi catchment area,
Cuttack is one of the major
producer and consumer of fish. Fish curry is a popular dish among Odia
See also: List of cities in Odisha
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 Jainism,
Sikhism and Buddhism
Religions in Cuttack
Around 94% of the city's population are
for 4.88% and the rest constitute 2% of the total population.
Cuttack has the largest population of Christians in the state.
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, Urdu, Arabic,
Tibetan etc. English is widely used for commercial purposes. Most of
the banners are written in Odia, English and Hindi.
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 City is divided into three constituencies which are
represented at the State Legislative Assembly viz. Barabati-Cuttack,
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).
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. The headquarters of the
state police are situated in Cuttack.
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
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.Cuttack
has only one retail store for horn items named
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
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
& Ferro Alloys (IMFA), the country's largest producer of ferrous
alloys is in Choudwar, Cuttack. A mega-auto complex is in
implementation stages on the city's outskirts.
Tarakasi(Silver Filigree) Pendant and Ear rings
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
High Court and the SCB Medical & College, the largest medical
institution in the state, further nourishes the service sector.
Education is a major industry due to large number of universities,
colleges, schools and coaching centres and caters to the neighbouring
The Samaja Office
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 for
Central Board of Film Certification
Central Board of Film Certification is situated
Cuttack is the healthcare hub of Odisha. Millions of people from
different parts of
Odisha and other states throng to the city with the
hope of better medical facilities. Shri Ramachandra Bhanj Medical
College (SCBMCH), the largest medical college of the state is located
in Cuttack. The
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 which provides
rehabilitation measures to persons with disabilities especially spinal
injury. Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation
Training and Research (SVNIRTAR) is the most prestigious institution
in the field of rehabilitation located at Olatpur, 30 km from
Cuttack. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel PG Institute of Paediatrics
(SVPPIG), popularly known as Sishu Bhawan is an annexe hospital of
SCBMCH. It is the largest hospital of its kind in eastern India.
Leprosy Home and Hospital near Nuabazar is over 100 years old and is
still serving the people.
Major hospitals in and around
Cuttack are District Headquarters
Hospital (City Hospital), Shanti Memorial Hospital, HCG Panda Cancer
Hospital, Ashwini Hospital, Sun Hospital, Sabarmati General Hospital,
Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital, JPM Rotary Eye Hospital and Melvin Jones
Lion's Eye Hospital among others.
Established in 1869 as
Cuttack Normal School, converted to Cuttack
Training School in 1875 and later in 1923 as Secondary Training
School, later renamed as Radhanath Training School, after the eminent
teacher and poet Radhanatha Roy, now known as Radhanatha Institute of
Advanced Studies in Education (RNIASE) offers various teaching
Courses, has made many good teachers is located adjacent to the campus
Ravenshaw Collegiate School
Ravenshaw Collegiate School and in front of Swaraja Asrama in
Bakharabad is the Oldest and most Premier institute in the State is a
great milestone in education is proud of Cuttack.Also in 1912,
Urdu teacher training school was established in shaikh
Bazar Which is now only the Muslim Minority Govt Elementary Teacher
Education Institution in
Odisha where every year 100 pupil teachers
complete their elementary teacher training.
ABIT Main Academic Building
Cuttack are either run by the CMC or by private trusts and
individuals. The Odia 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.
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 Odia 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 University
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
Kandarpur College, Kishorenagar College,
Choudwar College, Choudwar
Cuttack College, Jatiya Kabi Bira Kishore (J.K.B.K.)
College, Netaji City College, Raghunathjew College, Sailabala Women's
College, Emarti Devi Women's College, Indira Gandhi Women's College,
City Women's College, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Higher Studies &
Research, Stewart Science college, Christ College etc.
Central Rice Research Institute
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), Image Institute of Technology & Management (IITM), Ajay
Binay Institute of Technology (ABIT), Institute of Professional
Studies and Research (IPSAR),
Jagannath Institute of Engineering and
Technology, Barabati Institute of Management Studies etc.
Some of the other institute include Biju Pattnaik Institute of Film
and Television and the Madhusudan Law College.
Shri Ramachandra Bhanj Medical 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
Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of
Odisha and is
headed by the director of the RSIC which provides rehabilitation
measures to persons with disabilities especially spinal injury.
Ravenshaw Convention Centre
Asia's largest rice research institute, the Central Rice Research
Institute (CRRI) is situated in Cuttack.
Ravenshaw University is one of the oldest institutes of
the oldest college of the state which was founded by Thomas Edward
Ravenshaw in 1868 and was granted University status on 15 November
Cuttack is also home to the prestigious National Law University
Odisha, one of the 14 NLU's in India, which was established under the
National Law University
Odisha Act of 2008, the National Law
University(NLU Cuttack). It is one of the premier institutes for
legal education in
India funded by the Central as well as the State
government. Housed in a sprawling campus the university sees a host of
legal luminaries who impart education to the students.
Sri Sri University
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
Indian Air Force
Indian Air Force and
Aviation Research Centre
Aviation Research Centre (ARC) a unit
Research and Analysis Wing
Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India. The nearest commercial
airport is the
Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar,
about 28 km away but establishment of an Airport in Cuttack, at
Choudwar or Naraj to serve such a large population in and around the
city is needed.
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
Chennai to Kolkata.National Highway 55
(former National Highway 42) connects
Cuttack with Sambalpur. Also
Asian Highway 45 passes through the city. Feeder State Highways
Cuttack to Jajpur, Paradeep, Talcher, Angul,
nearby towns in
Cuttack district. Intra city transport is primarily
through 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
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 Inter-state bus
terminus (ISBT) 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 Howrah,
Chennai mainline of the
East Coast Railway
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 the Indian
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, Kathajodi,
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.
Barabati Stadium Entrance
Cuttack is the sports hub of Odisha. It is the host to the famous
Barabati Stadium as well as many other stadium and grounds. Cuttack
has a branch of Sports Authority Of
India (SAI) training centres,
which was established on 26 March 1987 under Sports Hostel Scheme in
the Barabati Sports Complex. The authority is responsible for training
in Athletics, Basketball, Football, Volleyball, and Gymnastics.
Sachin Tendulkar Indoor Hall
Barabati Sports Complex
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.
Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium
East 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.
Jagatpur Water Sports Complex
Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium
Cuttack is also the only hub in
Odisha for Water Sports. The Rowing
& Sculling Association of
Odisha is situated in
Jagatpur. The water sports events are facilitated in the River Birupa.
Cuttack also possesses Satyabrata Stadium, primarily used for
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 matches.
Cuttack along with
Mumbai has hosted the 2013 Women's Cricket World
Cup. Apart from it,
Cuttack has also hosted matches in 1987 Cricket
World Cup and 1996 Cricket World Cup. The 18th and 24th National Games
were held in
Cuttack in 1958 and 1970 respectively.
Places of interest
Barabati Fort Ruins
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.
Chudangagarh otherwise called Sarangagarh is located near the Barang
railway station and is 8 km. south-west of
Cuttack city on a
fair-weather road. Like
Barabati Fort this fort also played a
significant role in the medieval history of Orissa. Chodagandadeva of
Ganga dynasty selected this site and built the fort for effective
safeguard of his vast empire. Remains of fort walls, stepped wells,
dilapidated temples, tanks with stone revetments, granary house, watch
towers and dressed stones are abundantly noticed within the fortified
area. A ruined palace containing sixteen rooms called Solapura Uasa is
located inside the fort. The granary of the fort is indicated at a
place called Chaula Ghara Banks. Chudangagarh is now a protected
monument of the Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi.
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
Cuttack is the birthplace of Utkala Gaurav Madhusudan Das. His former
residence and workplace Madhusmruti was converted to Sailabala Women's
College in 1952. A small hall within the college premises has been
preserved as Madhusudan Sangrahalaya, that contains works and memoirs
of the great architect of Odisha.
Anand Bhavan, the ancestral house of
Biju Patnaik at Tulsipur, was
converted into a memorial museum in 2016. Chief Minister of Odisha
Naveen Patnaik's grandfather Laxmi Narayan Patnaik had built Anand
Bhavan. Biju Babu was born there on March 5, 1916. Biju Babu's iconic
Dakota DC-3 aircraft used to rescue Indonesian prime minister Sultan
Sjahrir is scheduled to be showcased near his ancestral home.
Odisha State Maritime Museum
Odisha State Maritime Museum
Odisha State Maritime Museum was inaugurated by the
minister Shri Naveen Pattnaik on 1 April 2013. It has been set up
at the erstwhile Jobra workshop on the banks of river
Jobra. It has 10 number of galleries and an aquarium. In 1882 the East
India Irrigation Company build an anicut (Jobra Anicut) (6349 ft.
long) across the river
Mahanadi near jobra and the Jobra Khunti
(Pillar) to serve as a lighthouse to boats and cargo vessels passing
through the river and the Taladanda canal.
Old Jail Complex and the 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. The old jail complex of
Ganga Mandir tank and Dargha Bazar was a British period jail cellular
jail where many notable freedom fighters were imprisoned during the
The Swaraj Ashram at Telengabazar is synonymous with Mahatma Gandhi's
relationship with Odisha,
Cuttack in particular. The double-storey
Ashram, located opposite the banks of river Kathajodi. was in the
thick of the Non Cooperation Movement in the 1920s. This is where
Gandhi stayed during his visits to Odisha. The ashram that spreads
over 1100 sq ft area has been converted into a protected monument by
the Government of Odisha. There are around 200 photographs in the
ashram that captured Gandhi's visit to
Odisha beginning with the one
in 1921, the first of his seven trips to Odisha's 69 sites till 1946.
Historians say that
Cuttack was the seat of the Freedom Movement in
Odisha and the Swaraj Ashram played a pivotal role in paving the way
for Swaraj Movement
The Marhatta barracks are medieval era structures in Chauliaganj,
presently used as headquarters of the 6th battalion of the Odisha
State Armed police Force (OSAPF), were used as armoury both during the
Marhatta and British rule. These iconic long barracks are one of the
oldest surviving buildings of
Odisha and are widely perceived as
original remaining structures and a unique example of the synthesis of
Maratha and Odishan architecture. Rajaram Pandit started the work
in 1775 and it was completed by Sadasiva Rao in 1793. Spread across a
vast patch of forest land on the outskirts of the city, the place was
infested by tigers, panthers, snakes and other wildlife. The forest
was cleared except for some ancient trees, which are still standing
tall. The domed structures were solidly built with local materials.
Kiln baked bricks and lime mortar was used. There were big wells in
the compound and underground cells. Separate stables for their horses
and elephants, magazines for storing gunpowder, living quarters etc.
were made. The barracks housed the artillery, cavalry and infantry
forces. The Marathas had as many as 2,000 soldiers in the barracks.
There was a thick wall around with watch towers, none of which now
A rare picture from 1873
Britishers had built the Salt House in 1847-48 and the Collectorate
was functioned from this house till new building was built. River
'Kathajodi' was the main transit source for the commercial
commodities. The length of the buildings is 190' with 66 pillars.
Presently the building is used as Courts of Sub Divisional Judicial
Magistrates. The building had an aristocratic look with 3 guns
standing as guards. Unfortunately the architecture of the building has
been completely disfigured with many brickworks and structures.
Gora Kabar Cemetery
The Gora Kabar was set up in an area of five acres by the banks of the
Mahanadi on the outskirts of the City by the East
India Company in
1822. The presence of the English officials and their families had
become significant after the occupation of
Cuttack in 1803. The site
already had graves of a few Englishmen before it was walled in and
designated as a graveyard. Initially it was a cemetery for all
Christians, but later on it was used only by the Baptists
Lalitgiri also known as Naltigiri is a major
complex in the Indian state of
Odisha comprising major stupas,
'esoteric' Buddha images, and monasteries (viharas), one of the oldest
sites in the region. Together with the Ratnagiri and Udayagiri sites,
Lalitgiri is part of
Puspagiri University located on top of hills of
the same names. The three complexes are known as the "Diamond
Triangle". Significant finds at this complex include Buddha's relics.
Buddhism was practiced at this site.
Recreation and Entertainment
Malls and Multiplexes
Sangam is the first multiplex in the city and will soon be having its
second multiplex in the form of a national player namely INOX with
construction work for the same well underway at the site of
Devi theatres. The city has numerous malls and shopping complexes the
largest one being Netaji
Subhas Chandra Bose
Subhas Chandra Bose Arcade near the Old Jail
Cuttack Club established in 1865 is one of the oldest clubs in the
country and is unique in the country being present in the Fort of a
palace built by the king during 14th century. Facilities include
Swimming Pool, Billiards, Table Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Cards room,
Gym, Health club, bar, lawn bar, restaurant serving Indian and Chinese
cuisine, library, etc. It was built by the Britishers for their
exclusive use and entertainment. Indians were denied entry at that
Situated in Amblijhari near Chowdwar is a lesser known homestay. This
beautiful Palace was built by "Raja Jyoti Prasad Singh Deo", the great
grandfather of Debjit Singh Deo in 1931. Once used as an exclusive
hunting resort of the Rulers of Panchakote Raj Dynasty and their
family members. A very beautiful two storied stone house built in
laterite stone, dedicated exclusively to his family deity, commonly
known as "Rajabati", is situated very close to the capital city of
Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. The serene and sublime beauty of Kapilas
Elephant Sanctuary and it's surroundings hills forms a breath taking
back drop to this beautiful property. A one of a kind mansion like
structure having a European style architecture and fittings, with
arched windows and doors fitted with colored glasses and it has the
most modern furniture and fittings of past era including
self-generating electricity. The palace boasts of some vintage period
furniture and artifacts being displayed in various forms. The property
is surrounded by high walls. Two huge water reservoirs are adjacent to
the property offering a grand view of the surrounding life and makes
an ideal place to sit out for an evening sundowners with bonfire story
sessions. The property remained abandoned since the late 80”s, till
Debjit and Namrata moved in after a long gap of 25 years and with
their great effort and style are renovating this mansion to its
Parks and Gardens
Ocean World Water park
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.
CMC Deer park
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.
Nandankanan Zoological Park and Botanical Gardens
Nandankanan is a 400-hectare (990-acre) zoo and botanical garden near
Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Established in 1960, it was
opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in
India to join
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009. It also
contains a botanical garden and part of it has been declared a
sanctuary. Nandankanan, literally meaning The Garden of Heaven, is
located in the environs of the Chandaka forest, and includes the
134-acre (54 ha) Kanjia lake.
Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary
Chandka Elephant Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve located in the north
western fringe of
Bhubaneswar in the Indian state of Odisha. Nestled
on Khurdha uplands of the
Eastern Ghats biotic region, Chandaka forest
is spread over 175.79 square kilometres (67.87 sq mi) of rolling table
land and small sprawling hillocks of Khurdha and
Cuttack Districts. It
was designated as an elephant reserve in December 1982.
Lakes and Reservoirs
Anshupa lake is a 141-hectare horseshoe shaped fresh water lake on the
left bank of the
Mahanadi river. It is 40 km from the city and
acts as a shelter for the migratory birds in the wintry weather
season. This small but extremely picturesque lake holds a prominent
position in the tourist map of
Odisha for its beauty and proximity to
Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Some bamboo cottages are made on the top
of Saranda hill for tourist refreshments. Boating facilities are
Jobra Barrage or Jobra Anikut as widely called is a major source of
water for the
Mahanadi delta region. Taladanda canal, a major
irrigation and flood canal in coastal area starts from here. IOCL's
Paradip Refinery has its water intake point from this barrage. The
barrage is a very picturesque spot for watching sunsets and thus
Situated at the bifurcation point of
Mahanadi and Kathajodi rivers, it
marks the westernmost tip of
Cuttack city. It is a major irrigation
dam on Kathajodi river that ensures the water level in
and thereby preventing flood situations in Cuttack. Near to the Naraj
Barrage is the Mundali barrage that is the starting point of Puri
Canal. Naraj is a major railway station apart from
station. The area surrounding Naraj has a large number of industries.
Stone Revetment on Mahanadi
Idea of Embankment and fund contribution given by
Baimundi to Maharaja Markata Keshari to save
Cuttack from Flood. The
King then constructed the Historic Embankment and named as Baimundi
The following are a selected notable people who were born or have
spend a major part of their life in Cuttack.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Gopal Chandra Praharaj
Syed Ameer Ali
Krushna Chandra Kar
Koovarji Karsan Rathor
Shiv Sunder Das
Thomas Edward Ravenshaw
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