Cuttack was the centre of Odisha for trade and commerce previously. It was the capital of Odisha for about 700 years till 1948 and shifted to Bhubaneswar during the year. But now the high-court, board of revenue, board of secondary education, Ravenshaw University, Scb Medical College, Madhusudan Law College, Barabati stadium, Barabati Fort, Cuttack Chandi, Banki Charchika, Netaji Subas Bose memorial museum, two top judicial and some other executive functionaries are still functioning at Cuttack. Here is also the state police origination and headquarter of the central revenue division.

The Districts is famous for its silver filigree works. Horn works, Patta Chitra, Dokra Casting, Terra Cota, Wood Carving. The river Mahanadi and its branch Kathajodi flows down towards the east encircling the Cuttack city. Apart from this several beautiful places are in the city and districts, which attract the visitors for all times.
The Cuttack District covers an area of 3932 sq. Km. As per the 2011 census, the total population of the District are 26,24,470 with the total male population as 13,52,760 and the female population as 12,71,710. The Cuttack District has 3 subdivisions, 1950 Villages, 373 Gram Panchayats, 15 Tahasils and 14 Blocks, 2 Municipality, 1 N.A.C, 9 Assembly Constituency and 38 Police stations are there in Cuttack.

Chandi Temple is a famous Sakhtipitha of Cuttack city nearby the banks of the Mahanadi River. The goddess katak Chandi is worshipped by the devotees of Cuttack as a presiding deity. The goddess is popularly called Maa Kataka Chandi sits and rules in the heart of the ancient city. In Durga Puja, a large number of devotees gathers here to worship goddess Chandi. Chandi with much faith and serenity. The place has also situated near Barabati fort and Cambridge school on Kanika road. Katak Chandi temple is a tourist place in the Cuttack town

Dhabaleswar Temple is famous for the Saiva temple is situated within Mahanadi over a hillock of Odisha. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the place. Although there are many Shaiva Peethas in Odisha, Dhabaleswar Peethas are the most unique. Dhabaleswar Mandir is a 35 km distance from Cuttack via Choudwar. The hanging bridge is another major attraction to Dhabaleswar Shiva Mandir. It is one of the most peaceful and pleasant zones for all kinds of devotees and tourists. The bridge is one of the longest Suspension bridges in India. Dhabaleswara Temple is the best tourist place in Cuttack, Odisha.

Bhattarika Temple is situated on the bank of the river Mahanadi. Goddess Maa Bhatarika Presiding Deity of the Temple. It is 10 km from Badamba and about 82 km from Cuttack Town. During the winter and spring season, a large number of tourists are seen here for a picnic. During Durga puja, Buffaloes are sacrificed here as a token of honour to the deity Bhattarika. Bhattarika Temple is a Tarini pitha. The Place is attracting thousands of visitors and Pilgrimages for its Panoramic Picturesque as this temple. Maa Bhattarika Shakti Pitha is one of the most popular famous temples in Cuttack district.

The Ansupa Lake is situated on the north side of River Mahanadi and is about 45 km from Cuttack. The lake is covered with bamboo trees and mango trees. This place is also a shelter for migratory birds in the wintry weather season. It is a freshwater lake has located side of the Saranda Hills. The lake is valuable for its scenic beauty, which attracts people for weekend picnics and boating. There are two beautiful parks and a Bamboo cottage near the lake. The lake is well fully decorated with uncountable varieties of flowers of different colours and fragrances. Ansupa Lake and Park are the best tourist places in Cuttack, 

Lalitgiri is 85 km from Bhubaneswar and 55 km from Cuttack. It is one of the earliest Buddhist complexes, dating back to 1st century AD. Several votive stupas and a renovated stone stupas are the top of the rugged. Sandstone hillock dominates the greenery around. The sculptures shed nearby displays excavated images. Thrusting light on the various schools of Buddhist art. Lalitgiri Complex is a Best tourist places in cuttack

The temple of goddess Charchika is situated on a mountain at Banki town of Cuttack district by the side of the river Mahanadi and associated with Lord Parashurama who had long meditation before goddess Charchika to get rid of the sin of matricide. Therefore the place is known as Parashurama Pitha. A river named Renuka was flowing by the side of the mountain in the long past. One of the kings of Dhala dynasty had constructed this temple.Best tourist places in cuttack

Hailed as the industrial centre of Odisha, Choudwar is a place of historic importance. It was once the capital of Somkali Keshar Kings of Odisha, and eight prominent Shiva Pithas were established by the Keshari dynasty during their rule. Many scenic spots around add to the charm of the place. There are many tourist attractions in the Choudwar area near Cuttack

The Sobaneshwar temple is located on the banks of the Prachi river and is only 8 km from Niali and about 50 km from Cuttack. Lord Shiva is worshipped in this Sobhaneswar temple. It is famous for lord Sobhaneswar and Durga Madhav temple. There is a Large bull structure of Nandi in front of the entry gate. Maha Shiva Ratri is the main festival of this temple, and a large number of devotees come here to worship Sovaneswara Mahadev. A small museum is attached to the Niali temple, and it is a beautiful picnic spot

Mahapurusha Shri Achyutananda Das Temple (Gadi) is situated at Nemala and is 42 km away from Cuttack. It has located on an island covering the river luna and Chitrotpala. This is Sadhana and samadhi Pitha of great saint Achyutananda called Malika Purana. The Samadhipitha of Achyutananda is called Sunya samadhi. It is a very sacred place. A fair is held here annually on Jyeshta Purnima and Magha Sukla Ekadasi. Achyutananda Das was not only a saint-poet but also a critic of contemporary society.  Nemala Mahapurusha Shri Achyutananda Das Gadi is one of the most popular famous temples in Odisha.

Harchandi Temple is situated near Asureswar is 50 km from Cuttack and 5 km from Katikata Chouk. This spot is calm & quiet place. Goddess Harachandi is furious to look at and shape of Chamunda. The temple belongs from the 9th to 10th century AD. It is a Saktipitha & Tantra Pitha Goddess Maa Harachandi is the presiding deity of the temple. There is also Siva Linga inside the campus of the temple. Raja Parba celebration is the main festival of the temples. Besides Dasahara, Maha Sivaratri and Visuba Sankranti are the main festivals of the goddess Harachandi. Maa Harachandi Temple is a tourist place in Cuttack, Odisha

Bhadreswar Shiva Temple is situated 35 km away from Cuttack and 9 km from Nischintakoili in the northeast. The image of Bhadreswar called Ardha Nariswar. The temple belongs to the Ganga dynasty of the 10th century AD. Brushava of lord Vadreswar is made in granite stone having 108 Ghanti which looks very beautiful and attractive. There is a Gopinath temple in front of the Vadreswar temple. The place witnesses the centre of Saivam and Baisanvism. Lord Bhadreswar is the presiding deity of the place. Maha Sivaratri and Dola yatra are the main festival of Vadreswar Temple. Bhadreswar Shiva Temple is one of the famous temples in the Cuttack District

The Olashuni Temple is a popular tourist destination in Kendrapara, Cuttack and Jajpur districts. There is a Nature Camp here for devotees and tourists alike. Another major attraction of the Olasuni Cave is the Yatra, which is visited every year by the well-known Gananatya of Odisha at the Olasuni Mela. Buddhist heritage of Lalitagiri is situated 3 km from towards the west of Olasuni hill. A large number and number of followers and visitors gather here at the time of Olasuni Mela. Olasuni Hill is the best tourist place in Cuttack and Jajpur, Odisha.

Cuttack. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the place. The temple has situated on the top of the hillock. It is a famous Saiva Pitha of Odisha. The nature scenery of this place is very Amazing. Mahashivratri, Makar Sankranti, Dussehra, Kartik Purnima are the main festival of Simhanatha temple. There are also Lord Shiva, Lord Rama and Maa Dakhina kali presiding deity of the temple. Singhanath Temple Mandir is one of the famous Temple in the Cuttack District..

Naraja is a beautiful place it is only 25 km from Cuttack. There is a Saiva temple name Sidheswar. Once upon a time, it was famous for Buddhist culture. Now some remnants of Buddhist culture are also found here as a symbol of Buddhism. Katha Jodi emanates here from the river Mahanadi. There is a barrage and scenery of this place is very technology and skill. Naraj Dam, Barrage and Peacock Valley are the most popular tourist places near Cuttack Railway Station.

Barabati Stadium stands on the ruins of Barabati fort. The entire area occupies 25 acres of land. The stadium is the venue of various sports events for the city as well as the state having impressive structure. Near to the Batabati stadium, there is Jawaharlal Nehru indoor stadium having seating capacity od 6000 viewers but the seating capacity of Barabati stadium is nearly 48000 viewers.

It is situated in the heart of the city which was built by the Ananga Bhima Deb during the Ganga dynasty. The fort was built on the bank of the river Mahanadi towards the north side of the city. Now a day only nine-storeyed palaces stand as a witness of the Ganga dynasty despite ups downs of the history of Odisha. Best tourist places in cuttack

The ancestral house where Netaji was born and brought up till he completed his school education has been covered a museum. This house is ever memorable of great freedom fighter and leader who had raised the Indian National Army called Azad Hind Fouja.


Amangeikuda is a beautiful island located within Mahanadi, and it is 10 km away from Kandarpur and about 35 km from Cuttack Town. There is a Paschimeshwar Temple inside the Amangeikuda. Goddess Amangei is the presiding deity of the Temple. The environment is very calm and quiet, which attract the visitors once again to enjoy the sights. Kartika Purnima is the main festival of this temple. It is also a Tourist and Picnic place in Cuttack District.

Damadamani Pitha has situated 12 km from Choudwar and 30 km from Cuttack Town. Goddess DamDamani temple amidst the green forest of Dalijoda and a perennial stream flowing nearby. It is an ideal place for picnickers and devotees. There is a small Reservoir called Dam Damani is a distance from 2 km from Damadamani Pitha. Dama damani Pitha and Dam is the best places to visit near Cuttack and Bhubaneswar

Dabarkhola waterfall is loacted in the Hindol Badamba Forest Range. It is 19 km from Badamba and about 90 km from Cuttack town. There are 2 waterfalls in this place, one is a small Dabarkhola waterfall, and the other is a Bada(Large) Dabarkhola waterfall. It is 19 km from Badamba and about 90 km from Cuttack town. There are 2 waterfalls in this place, one is a small Dabarkhola waterfall, and the other is a Bada(Large) Dabarkhola waterfall. Dabarkhola waterfall is the best tourist places in Cuttack

Deojhar Waterfall & Nature Park is located in the Hindol Badama forest range near Talapunji village. It is about 23 km from Narasinghpur and 100 km from Cuttack town. Deojhar Falls is locally known as the ‘Dian Dhar’ waterfall. Deojhar Falls is famous for its natural beauty and green forests. The waterfall is visible about a kilometre from the parking lot. Winter is the perfect time to have a picnic here. It is a good place to bathe because the spring water is clean. There is a Deojhar hill stations near bhubaneswar. Deojhar Waterfall is one of the popular tourist attractions in Cuttack, Odisha. 

The Jagannath Temple has situated 7 km away from Salipur and around 36 km away from Cuttack. It is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath. Lord Baladev is the main deity worshipped in the temple along with his brother and sister. The main festival of the temple is Rathajatra held as Srigundicha and Bahudajatra. Jiginipur Baladevjew temple is a famous temple in Cuttack District.

The Satsang vihar is located 37 km away from Cuttack near Barapada and Bank of river Chitroptal. Satsang vihar is the abode of Thakur Anukul Chandra. Various functions relating to Thakur Anukul Chandra used to take place. The architecture of this temperature is very eye-catching and beautiful