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Cuttack

, Orissa

(Cuttack is also known as Kataka)
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State: Orissa
District: Cuttack
Famous for/as: City
Languages: Oriya, Hindi, English, Bengali
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 19 to 45°C, Winters 4 to 22°C
Altitude: 36 m
Pincode: 7530xx
STD code: 0671
A veteran city at the alluring convergence of Mahanadi and Kathjuri Rivers, Cuttack in the Indian state of Orissa boast of a magnificient history. The second largest city in Orissa is popularly called as the cultural capital of the state and is regarded as the twin city of Bhubaneswar. The city covers an area of around 3932 square kilometer and is the administrative headquarter of the territory. This renowned city has been bestowed with so many sobriquets like Millennium City, Commercial capital and so on. Being a hectic centre of commercial activities, the city serves as the market junction of varied artifacts from the length and breadth of the state.

Early known history of Cuttack revolves round the mighty kings of Keshari dynasty. It was Nrupa Keshari of this dynasty established the city as a military cantonment, which gave Cuttack its present outlook. After their rule of several years the city had witnessed the rise and fall of so many kingdoms and in 1750, it came under the Maratha rule, which transformed the city as a major business centre. Later the British acquires control of Cuttack in the year 1803 under whom the city has gained historical development as the capital of Orissa till the time of Indian Independence.

Cuttack would be remembered forever as the birthplace of the illustrious Indian, Subash Chandra Bose whose motivating speeches and deeds paved a new renaissance in the freedom movement of the Country.

Like all other major cities of the subcontinent, cultural life of Cuttack is marked with colourful festivals and fiestas. Apart from the usual celebrations of Dusshera of a typical Indian city, Cuttack show cases a unique festival of its own by name Baliyatra, which commemorates the ancient trade links of the city with Java, Bali and Sumatra. Among the other alluring festivals Kite festival in the month of January unfolds something special.

An excellent and outstanding tourism spot with an array of impressive attractions, Cuttack stands as the most outstanding paradigm of antique technological abilities of Orissa. It is definite that the tourist can spend a relaxing time in Cuttack and make their trip a most memorable one.
To visit and experience Orissa hassle-free, view Orissa tour packages.

Travel within city


There are many modes of travel available in the city of Cuttack that tourists can opt for travelling around the cityscape. Auto rickshaws are a predominant mode of travel in Cuttack, along with buses and cycle rickshaws. Cuttack is not a very vast city, and any destination within the city can be easily reached.

Bus


You can opt for public government buses to travel around Cuttack, if you are familiar with the general layout of the city and the various bus stops and areas. Buses are the most preferred mode of travel in Cuttack, and they are the cheapest mode of travel too. Buses in Cuttack ply to every known region in the city, and these tend to be quite crowded during peak hours. Bus fares normally range from Rs 5 to 20.

Auto Rickshaw


Auto rickshaws in Cuttack do not run on meter, and you should negotiate a rate beforehand while opting for travel through auto rickshaws. There are no separate night time fares for auto rickshaws and the minimum fare is Rs 15. Travelling through auto rickshaws can be a safer mode of travel during the night, when compared to buss, which will be few during the wee hours of the night.

Cycle Rickshaw


Cycle rickshaws are also a popular mode of transport in Cuttack, but these are very slow, although cheap. Fares in cycle rickshaws will range around Rs 5 to 40.

Buses and auto rickshaws will be available from the railway station and the bus stand in Cuttack.

Hotels


You can find 11 hotels in Cuttack under following categories:
Comments (9) Reviews (2)
i like cuttack city but need house keeping in road site
Posted by jagan 4 year, 2 months ago
I like cuttack city.but need traffic control .in side the city.
Posted by Manoranjan behera 6 year, 11 months ago
cuttack is injay place in durga puja
Posted by Pradosa Kumar dalara 4 year, 6 months ago
Cuttack is one type of good place in Orissa,I like it becaue there are kinds of temple,visiting place and also stadium.RASABALI is a very popular food in that city.
Posted by Ashutosh 4 year, 11 months ago
Cuttack is a wonderful place ..... may be it is crowded but it is heart of Orissa state, BUSINESS CENTRE... It is a old capital of Orissa.... Bhaichara or brotherhoodness among the people of different religion is fantastic... you can realise when you will be there....LONG LIVE Cuttack...... HOPEFULLY CHEAPEST PLACE IN THE WORLD.....
Posted by nini 6 year, 6 months ago
happy cuttack journey
Posted by divya 6 year, 6 months ago
Cuttack is a wonderful place ..... may be it is crowded but it is heart of Orissa state, BUSINESS CENTRE... It is a old capital of Orissa.... Bhaichara or brotherhoodness among the people of different religion is fantastic... you can realise when you will be there....LONG LIVE Cuttack...... HOPEFULLY CHEAPEST PLACE IN THE WORLD.....
Posted by DR SAROJ SWAIN 6 year, 9 months ago
NO times
Posted by Manoranjan behera 6 year, 11 months ago
Good place for durga puja.
Posted by Manoranjan behera 6 year, 11 months ago

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