Cuttack, the largest city of Indian state of Orissa and situated at the Mahanadi river delta, is an ancient town with a glorious past. An erstwhile town of many kingdoms, it's a perfect destination for a laid-back holiday to gauge its spectacular stone revetment and many ancient temples devoted to Lord Shiva. Besides being a hub of extremely intricate silver filigree work, the town is also visited to explore nearby towns like Puri, Konark, Chilika and Bhubaneshwar.
Tourist attractions in Cuttack are many, and the Barabati Fort is the most popular one. The fort is situated on the banks of Mahanadi River and attracts tourists for its superlative 9-storeyed palace and ornately carved gateway. The 11th century engineering marvel, Stone Revetment of Cuttack, the temple of Cuttack Chandi and the popular mosque of Quadam-i-Rasool are worth visiting here.
Cuttack attracts religious tourists for the Paramhansnath Temple and Dhawaleshwar temple (at 37 km). If Chandikhol at 50 km is a perfect picnic spot, then the Ansupa Lake at 70 km is known for its scenic landscapes of mangroves, mountains and charming bamboo trees. Tourists in Cuttack can also visit the "Diamond Triangle of Orissa"by visiting to Buddhist pilgrimage canters like Ratnagiri (70 kms), Lalitgiri (50 kms) and Udayagiri (60 kms).