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Cuttack

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Cuttack

Barabati Fort:

Barabati Fort is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cuttack. Located at a distance of 8 Kms from the city center, the Fort is situated on the banks of Mahanadi River. Spread over an area of 102 acres, the fort is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. Built in the earthen mould style by the Ganga dynasty, the fort is an impressive monument highlighting the great history and culture of ancient Orissa.

 

Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary:

The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in Cuttack is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in the state of Orissa. Spread over an area of 65osquare Kms, the sanctuary is home to crocodiles and rare olive ridley sea turtles attracting a wide range of tourists and wildlife enthusiasts. With its thick mangrove forests, the sanctuary is home to a number of migratory birds in the summer season. The sanctuary is open for visitors from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening and charges a nominal entrance fee.

 

Stone Revetment:

The Cuttack stone revetments Situated on the banks of the Mahanadi River are one of the most well known landmarks and tourist attractions in the city. Built by King Marakata Keshari in the eleventh century to protect the city from the ravage of the floods, the Stone Revetments are architectural marvels of the technological and civilian administration of the erstwhile Oriyan kingdom.

 

Cuttack Chandi Temple:

The Chandi temple of Cuttack is one of the most popular religious shrines attracting a large number of pilgrims and tourists alike.  Located by the banks of the River Mahanadi and is a dedicated shrine of Goddess Chandi, the temple is known for its architectural brilliance. The deity of Goddess Chandi inside the temple has four dedicated hands signifying the four directions manifested as Pasa, Ankusha, Abhaya and Bara. The temple attracts a large number of devotees during the Durga Puja season.

 

Qadam-I-Rasool:

Qadam-I-Rasool is a scared religious shrine attracting both Hindus and Muslims signifying the secular fabrics of Orrisa. Qadam-I-Rasool has three unique mosques, aesthetically designed domes and an exquisite music gallery called the Nawabat Khana. The mosques have a blend of Mughal and Hindu architecture spread over an area of 55 acres. Muslims believe that the stone in the middle of the mosque contains an impression of Prophet’s footprint making it a widely visited religious attraction.

 

Singanatha Temple:  

Singanatha Temple is one of the oldest temples of Cuttack. Located on a hilltop in an island off the Mahanadi River, the Singanatha Temple offers a great scenic and architectural attraction making it a popular destination for devotees, historians and art lovers alike.

 

Dhabaleswar:  

Dhabaleswar is a picturesque island located in the middle of the Mahanadi River famous for its ancient Shiva Temple. Located on top of a hill in the island, the temple houses rare idols and artifacts including sculptures from 10th and 11th centuries. The temple attracts thousands of pilgrims during the holy day of Shivaratri.

 

Shahi Mosque:  

Shahi Mosque located within the complex of the ancient Barabati Fort is a popular religious attraction in Cuttack. Constructed with stones and tiles, the mosque attracts Muslims from all across the state to offer prayers. The mosque has a majestic tomb over the roof giving it a royal look and appeal. The mosque also has intricate carvings and designs on the walls making it one of the most beautiful monuments in Cuttack.

 

Gurdwara Daatan Sahib:   

Gurdwara Daatan Sahib is a popular religious shrine attracting a large number of Sikh and Hindu devotees from all over India. Dedicated to the first Sikh Guru Shree Guru Nanak Dev, the Gurudwara is located at the place where the Guru rested while on his way to Puri. A large number of pilgrims pay homage and offers prayers at the Gurudwara daily with Sundays attracting the maximum number of pilgrims and devotees.