About Cuttack

It is important for the tourists to know about Cuttack before they plan their trip to the city. Cuttack is an ancient city perched at the apex of the delta formed by the two rivers, namely Mahanadi and Kathajodi. Cuttack was built by king Nrupa in 989 AD as a military cantonment. However, it was in the 12th century that the city is said to have gained prominence in the socio-political scenario of India.

Cuttack is one of the important cities in Orissa and has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing. Some of the major tourist spots in Cuttack that deserve mention in this context are:

  • Kadam Rasool Cuttack
  • Barabati Fort
  • Stone Revetments
  • Chandi Temple
  • Dhwaleshwar
  • Quadam-i-Rasool

    Furthermore, Cuttack has a tropical climate. The city experiences a hot and humid climate between the months of March and June. During the summer season, the temperature of Cuttack reaches above 40 Celcius. The city experiences cold weather during winter months. The temperature of the city ranges between 16C to 10C during winter. Therefore, the best time to visit the city is between January and March. The climate of Cuttack becomes pleasant during this period.

    Cuttack is one of the major junctions of India. The city is connected by a well-knit network of roadways to the other parts of the country. The nearest airport of the city is Biju Patnaik Airport, which is located in Bhubaneshwar. It is located about 30 km from the city. Tourists willing to reach Cuttack by air, can take a flight to Bhubaneshwar and thereafter avail the local transport of the city. Cuttack can also reached by rail. The city is connected by regular trains to Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, New Delhi and many other cities.

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    Last Updated on 30 August 2012



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