Spread in an area of around 398 square kilometers, Cuttack is one of the ancient cities in India. Located at the alluring junction of Mahanadi and Kathjuri Rivers, the city has a rich historical backdrop. It is the second largest city in the state of Orissa and is commonly known as the cultural capital of the state. The city is also known as the Millennium City and the Commercial Capital of Orissa. It has witnessed a number of kingdoms of various dynasties.

The city was founded by the Nrupa Keshari who built it as a military cantonment. In the latter half of 18th century, it was the Maratha who ruled the city. Later, it came under the rule of British in the year 1803. The city is majorly known as the birthplace of well known freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose. This beautiful city is also quite popular for shopping, historical buildings, restaurants and many other things.

Here are the leading attractions in Cuttack.

  • Barabati Fort
  • Stone Revetment of Cuttack
  • Mahanadi Barrage
  • Netaji Birth Place Museum
  • Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Singanatha Temple
  • Dhabaleswar Island
  • Qadam-I-Rasool
  • Bhattarika Temple
  • Gurudwara Daatan Sahib
  • Odisha Maritime Museum
  • Ansupa Lake


How to reach

Your choice of transport will depend on how quickly you want to get from one place to another.
How to reach Cuttack by air

By Air

The nearest airport to Cuttack is Biju Patnaik Airport which is located in Bhubaneswar. There are quite a good number of daily flights from different parts of India. The airport is well connected with cities like Hyderabad, Delhi and Chennai. From the airport, one can take private cabs to reach the city.
How to reach Cuttack by rail

By Rail

The city is well connected with all the major parts of the nation through rail networks. Lying on the Kolkata-Chennai line, many super fasts, expresses, and locals trains passing through the city.
How to reach Cuttack by road

By Road

Bus services are excellent in Cuttack. The national highway connects the city with the major and nearby cities. One can find buses as well as taxis which will take people in and out the city with ease. Bhubaneshwar is located at a distance of 27 km from this beautiful city. The land of famous Sun Temple, Konark is just 86 km from here while Puri is some 90 km far from the city. Apart from these, enthusiastic visitors can visit Kolkata which is 500 km away from the city.

Best time to visit

The climate of the city mainly remains quite hot in summers and cool in winters. Although many travelers love to visit the city all through the season but the peak time remains winter. Winter season is the best time to visit Cuttack.

Quick Info

  • Famous For City
  • Languages Oriya, Hindi, English, Bengali
  • Best Season October to March
  • Weather Summer: 19 to 45°C
    Winter: 4 to 22°C
  • Postal Code 7530**
  • STD Code 671