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Cuttack

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Cuttack is a city in the state of Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) in India.

Kali Temple in Cuttack
Statue of Madhusudan Das

Understand[edit]

Cuttack is also referred to as the millenium city of Odisha. The city is more than a thousand years old.It is a unique melting pot of cultures and religions. It is also called the Silver City because it is world famous for its silver filigree work. Also, it is referred to as the business capital of the state. It was the previous capital of Odisha until the capital was shifted to Bhubaneshwar. Now, it is a modern city but with lots of old traditions attached to it. Cuttack has a perfect combination of traditional and modern lifestyle.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

Bhubaneswar, the nearest airport is around 30 km away.

Cuttack has a defence airport in the Charbatia area.

By train[edit]

Cuttack is situated on the East Coast line from Kolkata to Chennai. For timings, etc., check with Indian Railways.

Get around[edit]

Hired cars, auto rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are readily available for moving around. City/Town Buses cover part of the city. Bus Route: College square - OMP - Link Road - Badambari Bus Stop - Ring Road - High Court - Deulasahi - Bidanasi - CDA.

See[edit]

Seeing places in Cuttack depends on the time of the year you are visiting this place. Summers are hot as temperatures can reach 49 degrees celsius. If you arrive in Autumn (Sept to November) you can see this city showing its cultural tradition. It's the time of most of the festivals. Easily the second largest celebration of Durga Puja with a huge following, Cuttack hosts about 1000-1500 Puja pandals every year. Each of them is quite unique and distinct in shape and size. It is quite crowded during this time and chances are that you may not be allowed to travel in your vehicle through most of the parts of the city. If you have time and you are fit enough, just settle for walking throughout the city.

Cuttack was established more than 1000 years ago as a military establishment. You can still see the remnants in the old city. There is a fort which is still being excavated by the ASI. Cuttack is said to have survived a dangerous past due to the presence of Maa Cuttack Chandi and Maa Gada Chandi who guard the cities from the evil eyes and the mighty Mahanadi. Its perhaps only the second lowest city in the world after Amsterdam which is below sea level. Cuttack is protected from the mighty Mahandi and Kathjodi by the Baimundi Mark which acts as an embankment to the city.

Cuttack is famous for its world famous silver filigree work. If you visit don't miss the mouth watering plate of "Dahi-Vada, Aludam ghuguni, seu". You will also get best of Mutton, Cham and Chicken Chops at Professor Para. If you happen want to have a lonely evening and fresh air .. Just hop in to Bidanasi River Embankment or have a drive/ride on the Baimundi Marg... you won't be disappointed.

Cuttack is known as a place of Bawan Bazar Tepan Gali(Meaning:'52 Markets, 53 Lanes'). This place might give you the impression of an old place with very small and dirty lanes, but thats how you define a lotus.

Take a stroll on the banks of River Kathajodi and enjoy the sunset. This is a magnificent site. If you are visiting Cuttack sometimes in Mid of October or November do not forget to enjoy the Dusshera and Balijatra (the biggest tradefair held in the eastern region).

Buy[edit]

  • Filigree work in silver and ivory.
  • Textiles - the famous Cuttacki or Katki saris.
  • Filigree Work - Ashok Jewellers Nayasadak Cuttack. 091-0671-2619203 , 091 9861370725

Eat[edit]

Bara, Piaji, Dahibara and Aludum are favorite of the Cuttack people

Mouthwatering, Roadside 'Dahiwada, Aaludum, ghuguni and seu'. (Its little spicy) Paw Bhaji near Gauri shankar park. Hot tea and coffee near cantonment road.

bidanasi--raghu dahiwada Manglabag---Pratap dahiwada

Drink[edit]

These are readily available.

Sleep[edit]

  • Aurobinda LodgeCollege Square +91 671 2648352. Tariff ₹ 30 – 70.
  • Bikram LodgeThoria Sahi +91 671 2621118. Tariff ₹ 57 – 81.
  • Bombay HotelIce Factory Road, to 18 +91 671 2649009. Tariff ₹ 90-850.
  • Cuttack HotelCollege Square +91 671 2610766. Tariff ₹ 70 – 200.
  • Devlok LodgeMadhupatna +91 671 2344524. Tariff ₹ 50 – 130.
  • Hotel AmbikaPilgrim Road, College Square +91 671 2610137. Also try the phone numbers; +91 671 2624117 and +91 671 2614434. ₹ 225 – 650.
  • Hotel AnandRanihat, Canal Road +91 671 23093296. Tariff ₹ 100-140.
  • Hotel AdarshChoudhury Bazar +91 671 2619898. Tariff ₹ 60 – 100.
  • Hotel Akabari ContinentalDolamundai +91 671 2423269fax: +91 671 2423254, e-mail: . Also try the phone numbers; +91 671 2423251 and +91 671 2423254. ₹825 – 2,000.
  • Hotel AshokaIce Factory Road, College Square +91 671 2647509fax: +91 671 2647403, e-mail: . Also try +91 671 2647412 as a phone number. ₹ 225 – 1,100.
  • Hotel BasantiMahatab Road +91 671 2310613. Also try +91 671 2329461. ₹ 150 – 400.
  • Hotel BishalBadambadi +91 671 2310993. Also try +91 671 2310752 as a phone number. ₹ 300 – 400.
  • [dead link]Hotel Blue LagoonNear Sunshinefield Square, Ring Road +91 671 2631884. Also try +91 671 2632107 as a phone number. ₹ 900 – 1,200.
  • Hotel Dwarika , Bajrakabati Road, Telephone +91 671 2421345/ 2422220, Fax +91 671 2424332, Tariff ₹650 – 1,500.
  • Hotel Gayatri, Choudhury Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2616440/ 2620589, Tariff ₹ 60 – 450.
  • Hotel Jashmine, Sikharpur, Telephone +91 671 2441762/ 2441633, Tariff ₹ 120-400.
  • Hotel LordsHaripur Road +91 671 2422050. Tariff ₹ 120 – 600.
  • Hotel MahendraDolamundai +91 671 2432146. Tariff ₹ 80 – 200.
  • Hotel Maitry, Choudhury Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2619667/ 2629180, Tariff ₹ 275 – 700.
  • Hotel Manorama PlazaMahatab Road +91 671 2331681fax: +91 671 2329139. Tariff ₹ 450 – 950.
  • Hotel Mayur, Gandarpur, Telephone +91 671 2441406/ 2440128, Tariff ₹ 80-200
  • Hotel MonalisaBadambadi +91 671 2621109. Tariff ₹ 150 – 600.
  • Hotel Neeladri, Mangalabag, Telephone +91 671 2614221/ 2614331, Tariff ₹250 – 700. There is a very good restaurant attached to this lodge where you can find all types of foods: south Indian, north Indian etc. Very near the station , you can just take a rickshaw for just ₹30 and tell him to go to Neeladri Manglabagh.
  • Hotel Puspanjali, Malgodown, Telephone +91 671 2611195/ 2629456, Tariff ₹ 70 – 100.
  • Hotel Sagar, Dolamundai, Telephone +91 671 2421148/ 2422838, Tariff ₹ 50 – 200.
  • Hotel Sagarshree, Haripur, Dolamundai,, Telephone +91 671 2430251/ 2433132/ 2429037, Tariff ₹ 450-1050. [1]
  • Hotel Shri Jagannath, Mahatab Road, Telephone +91 671 2310804/ 2327805/ 2327806, Tariff ₹ 120 – 750.
  • Hotel Suryakiran, Cantonment Road, Telephone +91 671 234078/ 2307162, Fax +91 671 2301818, Tariff ₹ 430 – 1,200.
  • Hotel Vaishali, Dolamundai, Telephone +91 671 2428308/ 2432707, Tariff ₹ 200 – 600.
  • Hotel VeenaChoudhury Bazar +91 671 2619326. Tariff ₹ 90 – 160.
  • Hotel Vijoy, College Square, Telephone +91 671 2647557/ 2648560, Fax +91 671 2629666, Tariff ₹ 150 – 500.
  • Indrapuri LodgeMachhua Bazar +91 671 2620890. Tariff ₹ 35-105.
  • Kalinga Guest HouseNear Municipality Office, Cuttack +91 671 2616788. Tariff ₹ 50 – 200.
  • Kathajodi LodgeGovernment Press Chhak +91 671 2343168. Tariff ₹ 60–120.
  • Konark LodgeChoudhury Bazar +91 671 2617680. Tariff ₹ 25 – 80.
  • Mohan Lodge, Thoria Sahi, Telephone +91 9437485558, Tariff ₹ 100-300.
  • Panthanivas, OTDC, Buxi Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2306867/ 2306916, Tariff ₹ 350 – 1,000.
  • Roxy Resorts, Badambadi, Telephone +91 671 2310110/ 2315763, Tariff ₹ 30 – 450.
  • Shreeram Guest House, Nandi Sahi, Chowdhury Bazar,, Telephone +91 671 2618213, 2618217, Tariff ₹ 250 – 400.

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