The tourists may conduct tours from Cuttack to the various historical and religious centers situated around the city.
Chhatia is one of the popular excursions undertaken from Cuttack. It is one of the popular pilgrim centers located at a distance of 30 kilometers from the city of Cuttack. The pilgrim centers are located in the district of Jajpur. Devotees throng the temple of Lord Jagannath situated in the region. The region is also of archaeological importance with the ruins of the Amaravati-Kataka Fort situated in the region.
Bhattarika, situated at a distance of 108 kilometers, is frequently visited by the tourists. Devotees visit the shrine of the Goddess Bhattarika situated in the region. The temple is situated at the foothills of the Ratnagiri Mountain along the river Mahanadi. The festival of Pana Sankranti, Dusshera and Akshaya Trutiya are celebrated in this temple.
Another most frequented tour from Cuttack involves a visit to the Dhabaleshwar Temple situated at a distance of 37 kilometers from the city. The temple is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva.
One of the exotic places around Cuttack is Choudwar which is situated at a distance of 10 kilometers by road and 5 kilometers by water from the city. The ruinous remains of the eight Shiv Pithas established by the kings of the Keshari Dynasty are frequently visited by the tourists. The region is presently one of the emerging industrial centers of the state. Choudwar was once the administrative capital of the Somakuli Keshari kings of Orissa and is of great historical importance.
Some of the other places to see around Cuttack are listed below:
Last Updated on 30 August 2012