Cuttack is a city located in the Indian state of Odisha. Its name is a derivation from a Sanskrit term that translates into a military cantonment. This city was established by Maharaja Markata Keshri in the 9th-century. In the 17th-century, the Marathas took over as the ultimate authority and the British were the last foreign power to rule over Cuttack. Today, Cuttack is a frequented destination in Odisha.
With an elevation of 118 feet above the sea level, Cuttack crawls over 192 sq. km. The land of Cuttack is a jagged plain and is fed by the tributaries of the River Mahanadi. It shares its boundaries with Dhenkenal in North, Khordha in South, Kendrapara in East, and Nayagarh in Southeast. Its climate is tropical in nature. The summers have a median temperature of 39°C whereas the winters witness the average temperature of 12°C.
Cuttack is dotted with numerous places of interest. The must-visit attractions include the names like Barabati Fort, Freedom Fighters’ Memorial, Ocean World Theme Park, and the local pious shrine along with the bustling markets.