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INTRODUCTION

Cuttack is a city in the eastern Indian state of Odisha . It lies on a peninsula by which rivers called Mahanadi (to the north) and Kathajodi River (to the south) flow.

ATTRACTIONS

Some of the top places to see in Cuttack include the following -

  • Barabati Stadium
  • Deer Park
  • Dhabaleswar Island

HISTORICAL & RELIGIOUS PLACES

  • Anantashayana Vishnu
  • Barabati Fort
  • Simhanath Temple
  • Qadam-i-Rasool
  • Kala Vikash Kendra
  • Maa Charchika Temple
  • Singanatha Temple

MUSEUMS

  • Netaji Birth Place Museum
  • Odisha Maritime Museum

FESTIVALS

The major festivals celebrated in Cuttack are -

  • Raja Parba – A 3-day festival celebrating womanhood in Odisha.
  • Rajo Festival – A dance festival.
  • Kali Puja – An occasion on which Hindu Goddess Kaali – who is revered by most people in the state, is worshipped.
  • Navratri and Dussehra – A 10-day festival where goddess Durga is worshipped, and lots of fairs and rituals are carried out.
  • Diwali – The festival of lights - usually celebrated in October/November.
  • Makar Sankranti – An auspicious harvest festival celebrated in the month of January.
  • Ganesh Chaturthi – A major festival in the state of Maharashtra, this is celebrated in all cites and town in this state, to worship Lord Ganesha (who is also the son of Lord Shiva).
  • Rath Yatra – A Hindu temple festival.
  • Ramzan/Ramadan – A Muslim festival that includes month long prayers and intermittent fasts.
  • Eid – A Muslim festival, marking the end of the month-long sunrise-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.

SHOPPING

Cuttack has a good shopping scene, with various street markets, flea markets and malls and shopping complexes as well. If you’d like to indulge in some shopping , some of the best spots to check out in Cuttack are -

  • Alatarang
  • Jhola Sahi
  • Ahalya Market Complex
  • Choudhary Bazaar
  • Manglabag
  • Metro Bazaar
  • Tulsipur

MALLS

  • SGBL Square Mall
  • Nini Mall
  • Cuttack Complex
  • Balaram Place Mall

FOOD

Cuttack is said to be the “street food capital of Odisha”, so various street style delicacies can be tried here, such as –

  • Khichari (Khichdi)
  • Macher Kalia with Aloo
  • Dalma
  • Bhendi Bhaja (Okra curry)
  • Chhena Jalebi (A sweet made of deep-fried milk solids dipped in saffron flavoured sugar syrup)
  • Prawn Malai Curry (a creamy prawn curry with cream and rich spices)

RESTAURANTS

Following is a list of some of best restaurants in Cuttack to try the local delicacies as well as other interesting foods and sumptuous meals –

  • Golden Spoon Restaurant
  • Gay Top Restaurant
  • Swad Family Restaurant
  • Grand Darbar
  • Khansamah’s House of Biryani
  • Punjabi Dhaba Cuttack
  • Moti Mahal Delux
  • Barabati Restaurant
  • Taaj A/C Family Restaurant
  • Hunger Lounge
  • Ambica Pride

HOTELS

Some of the best hotels in Cuttack for a comfortable stay include the following –

  • Pramod Convention & Club Resort
  • Grand Residency
  • Hotel Sagar Shree
  • Hotel Seetal Cuttack

NIGHTLIFE

Cuttack also has a few good bars and pubs for people to hangout during late hours and have drinks and snacks. These include -

  • Rain The Club
  • Azad Hind Club
  • Green Red Bar & Restaurant

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Cuttack city STD Code – 0671 (to be used before dialling numbers from a device that is not locally registered).

Common emergency numbers -

  • Police – 100
  • Fire – 101
  • Child Helpline –1098
  • Health Department – 102
  • Traffic Helpline – 1095
  • Senior Citizen Helpline – 1090

LANGUAGE

Odia is the most spoken language in Cuttack but English and Hindi are understood by most residents.

Oria:

  • What's your name? - Tumoro naamo?
  • What happened? - Kono hela
  • Did you have your lunch? - Khayilo ki?
  • Come home - Gharo ku aasa
  • Please sit - Doyakari basontu
  • Thank You - Dhanyabado