Cuttack City Map
Cuttack is the former capital city of Odisha and the current headquarters of the Cuttack district. Spread across an area of 298 sq km, the city of Cuttack is situated at the apex of the Mahanadi River Delta and is located about 28 km north of Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa.
The city of Cuttack has a tropical wet and dry climate. The summers remain hot and humid. The monsoon months are when the city receives most of its rainfall. The winters are noted by mild temperatures and occasional showers. Temperatures may go beyond 40°C in summers and may fall below 10°C in winters. As the city lies close to the eastern coast, it is prone to storms from the Bay of Bengal. Thunderstorms in summer also cause damages. The Mahanadi River and various ponds in the city which store rain water, provide much of the drinking water in the city.
The city has a population of 606,007 individuals as of the 2011 India census with Males comprising 52% and females comprising 48% of the population. The city has an average literacy rate of 77% and the official language spoken here is Oriya. About 94% of the city's population is Hindu, 5 % Muslims while others religions comprise of 1%. At the state Assembly level the city of Cuttack is divided in three constituencies viz. Barabati-Cuttack, Choudwar-Cuttack and Cuttack Sadar.
The transportation facilities in the city are good. The National Highway 5 passes through the city and connects to major cities like Kolkata and Chennai.
There are a few popular destinations in Cuttack that are a must visit for tourist, they are as follows: Barabati Fort - centuries old traditional fort, Stone Revetment - marvels of ancient engineering skill, Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary - a sprawling expansion of flora and fauna, Chandi Temple - a holy Hindu shrine, Quadam-i-Rasool - a sacred shrine revered for both Hindus and Muslims, Singanatha Temple - the oldest temple in Cuttack, Dhabaleshwar - a shrine dedicated to lord Shiva.
Last Updated on : 16/09/2013