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.