The city Cuttack has its own glory of 1000 years that makes this land famous in all over the world. According to history in 989 CE this beautiful and powerful city Cuttack was established by King Nrupa Keshari a great king of "Keshari" dynasty as a military base. Later in 1211 CE Cuttack becomes the capital of "Ganga dynasty" a powerful kingdom founded by great king "Raja Anangabhimadeva III". Hindu, Muslim and Mughals all ruled over this city and add their own creativity and art in this city. Still today also this city is an important part of Odisha.
Cuttack is a place where people of different culture and religions are leaving together. Here you can find Pilgrimage Sites of different religions as example here you find popular Hindu Temples, Gurdwara, Church and Masjid. Some of the famous Pilgrimage Sites are Cuttack Chandi Temple, Dhabaleswar Temple, Daatan Sahib Gurdwara, Qadam Rasul, Jama Masjid. For these places thousands of people from different corners of Odisha and India Visit Cuttack and explore these Pilgrimage Sites.
Peoples of Cuttack are open hearted they love to cheer and enjoy each and every moments of their life, so festivals are celebrated here with the heart full of joy. Famous festivals celebrated in Cuttack are Durga Puja, Bali Jatra, Kali puja, Kartikeshwar Puja, Kite Flying, Ratha Yatra, Raja, Ganesh Chaturthi, Vasant Panchami, Holi, Diwali, Chhath, Id, Good Friday, Christmas etc. Due to the festivals and popular pilgrimage places, Cuttack becomes an ideal tourist place in Odisha. Not only domestic tourist also the foreign tourist loves Cuttack Tour very much.
Cuttack is itself is an attraction but the infrastructure of this city, local market, art and crafts, silver filigree works or Tarakasi art and hand woven textiles, handloom saree and dress materials etc are attractions for tourist in Cuttack.
Also the biggest river Mahanadi is just passes through this city along with that Kathajodi river , Kuakhai and Birupa river run through the city, this creates and extraordinary tourist place to Cuttack, so most of the tourist book complete Cuttack Tour Packages in which they stay in luxury Hotels in Cuttack and explore the beauty of this city.
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. Nearest Airport: Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar (26.9517).
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.
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.
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.
The summers begin from March and remain till the month of May. The highest and the lowest of temperature in the season are 400C and 320C respectively. The summers usually remain on the hotter side in the months of April and May.
Monsoon season arrives in the month June and stays till the month of August. With the rain, people get a huge relief from the hot summers. The monsoon remains on the medium side and the city shows some beautiful colors during this season. The temperature sticks below 320C.
The winters hits in the months of December, January and February. This time, the city sees the temperature around 200C. A number of tourists from different parts of the world love to pay a visit during winters to explore Cuttack. Winter season is the best time to visit Cuttack.
There are a find good number of hotels in Cuttack which are quite famous for warm hospitality as well as modern facilities. The best thing which you will find about some of the hotels of Cuttack is that they also offer guide facilities to their customers. People of every class can find hotels of their choice at a reasonable price tag.
Dusshera: It is the festival of goddess Durga which is very popular in Cuttack. There are thousands of idols are worshipped in the numerous streets of this attractive city. In this city, Dussehra is well-known for its Chandi o Sona Medhas, in which the idols are decorated with huge amounts of gold and silver.
Kali Puja: Kali Puja is one of the most favorite festivals of the people of Cuttack. On this auspicious day amidst the bursting of firecrackers on the banks of Mahanadi, the people pay their tribute to the goddess Kali.
Bali Yatra: It is supposedly the second biggest trade festival in whole Asia. People from all over the state and beyond used to come to Cuttack to buy Oriya goods here. Bali Yatra is the festival of preserving the ancient tradition of the city.
The Odia Film Industry has its base in Cuttack. The Oriya film industry is popularly known as Ollywood, the name is a portmanteau of the words Oriya and Hollywood. In 1974, the Government of Odisha declared film making and construction of cinema theaters as industry in the state, and two years later in 1976, it established the Orissa Film Development Corporation in Cuttack. One of the regional offices for Central Board of Film Certification is situated in Cuttack.