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Barabati Fort, Cuttack

Barabati Fort is one among the leading tourist attractions in Cuttack. It is a 14th-century architectural marvel that was built under the reign of the King Nrupa Keshri. Its surroundings, in the previous times, were enchanting enough that the herd of deer came for grazing in the vicinity of the fort gardens on a daily basis. Presently, this humongous fort stands in a ruined condition but, with a charm of attracting visitors.

 

It Is Known For:-

1) Barabati Fort is an architectural marvel that is known for its huge structure.

2) This fort is a beautiful representation of the South Indian style of architecture.

3) A major portion of this fort is ruined still, it appears pleasing to the eyes due to the style of construction.

4) Interestingly, there’s a small Hindu temple and a mosque located in the fort vicinity. Though none of them are operational, they have remained untouched from the devastation.

5) The temple has a stone-made Shivalinga and the symbol of ‘Om’ carved right in front of the upper wall of Shivalinga.

6) The gardens of Barabati Fort are seen as a perfect spot for photography. Many photographers can be spotted clicking the pictures of the place.

 

Best Time To Visit:-

There is no specific season for paying a casual visit to Barabati Fort. Tourists flock to this place and admire the remnants of the fort. It can be visited any time of the year.

The entry to Barabati Fort is free, however, staying here after sunset is not favorable as the transit is not easily available.

 

Reaching There:-

Barabati Fort has a well-established network of the roadways and railways. After de-boarding the bus/auto at the nearest bus stand, an individual can reach this amazing place by walking a few steps.

 

Nearest Railway Station:- Cuttack Junction

Nearest Airport:- Biju Patnaik International Airport 

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