What to do and see in Cuttack District, Odisha: The Best Things to do Good for Kids

October 15, 2021 Janean Rudisill

Discover the best top things to do in Cuttack District, India including Cuttack Chandi Temple, Netaji Birth Place Museum, Dhabaleswar Island, Barabati Stadium, Odisha Maritime Museum, Mahanadi Barrage, Barabati Fort, Deer Park.

1. Cuttack Chandi Temple

Stadium Rd, Cuttack 753008 India
Excellent
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Cuttack Chandi Temple

Reviewed By durga91 - Bengaluru, India

Visited cuttack chandi temple for my daughter's mundan ceremony. Not much crowded and gives me a serene feeling whenever I have entered temple premises. All sorts of puja and feast are done here and people are really helpful. If you visit this temple, dont miss out on the sweet Prasad.

2. Netaji Birth Place Museum

Oriya Bazar, Cuttack India http://www.odishatourism.com
Excellent
60%
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Netaji Birth Place Museum

Reviewed By Arindamray_2007 - Kolkata (Calcutta), India

A grate experience of us to visit the Netaji birth place Cuttack. It ambiance was very nice. We went to that place from Bhubaneswar by car. Entry fee to the museum Rs 10/- per person. The beautiful gardening around the museum along with nice emotional photos of Netaji around the garden. It took 1 hour to visit the two storied museum. The museum covered birth room, reading room, prism ambiance, library ( you can read books from library), INA (Indian National Army) bank , number of photos of political movements etc. There is a sell counter for different kinds of books, T Shirts etc.

3. Dhabaleswar Island

River Mahanadi, Cuttack India
Excellent
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Dhabaleswar Island

Reviewed By 195payalg - Mumbai, India

Even a few decades back, a visit to the ancient Shiva temple on the Dhabaleswar island in the midst of the waters of the mighty Mahanadi river in tiny ferries was an adventure to remember. Now visiting the temple is a simple crossing over Odisha's first hanging foot bridge. A nominal fee of ₹2 is charged for using the bridge. During the monsoons, the feel of the gushing waters of the Mahanadi below one's feet is an experience by itself. The temple for Shiva in the form of Dhabaleswar (White God) dates back to the 11th century and is highly revered amongst locals. Those with time in hand can opt for boating over to the island. The temple is situated about an hour's drive from Bhubaneswar (30 km) and can be clubbed with a day tour of Cuttack. It involves more than average walking.

4. Barabati Stadium

Canonment Rd, Cuttack 753008 India
Excellent
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Barabati Stadium

Reviewed By Sanjaya_Kr_Rout - Cuttack, India

Though it is a very old stadium but time to time up-gradation and maintenance it is still one of the best stadiums in our country. Many one day events have been arranged here. People of Odisha love to see matches here.

5. Odisha Maritime Museum

Jobra, Cuttack 753007 India +91 671 241 5500 http://www.odishastatemaritimemuseum.org
Excellent
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Odisha Maritime Museum

Reviewed By Sujit-Mahapatra - Bayonne, United States

The maritime museum offers a splendid look at the ancient voyages from the coast of Odisha to Java, Sumatra, Bali etc. It also has a small aquarium and a great 4D theater. Overall worth the money and couple of hours you spend in it. You can also have a walk along the banks of river Mahanadi just across the street.

6. Mahanadi Barrage

Mahanadi Vihar Road, Cuttack 753004 India
Excellent
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4.0 based on 68 reviews

Mahanadi Barrage

7. Barabati Fort

Bank of River Mahanadi, Cuttack 753001 India
Excellent
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4.0 based on 45 reviews

Barabati Fort

Reviewed By BikashRDas - Bengaluru, India

The history of Barabati is interconnected with the history of Cuttack city, the Capital of Orissan empire over the ages. The notable events of Orissan History are all interwined with this bastion. As the Gajapati Emperors assumed the title of Navakoti Karnata, Kala Vargesvara, Barabati, the seat of administration of such a vast empire occupied the highest rank among the innumerable forts spread from Ganges in the north to Godavari in the south. And being from this place - it is pride indeed for me to mention this. Madalapanji, the chronicle of Jagannatha temple, relates that Sri Ananga Bhima Deva III (1211- 38A.D.) at the sight of an auspicious sign near the Visvesvar temple of Barabati village laid the foundation stone of Barabati Cuttack or Varanasi Cuttack and made it the capital of Kalingan Empire. It is gleaned from the Nagari Copper Plate of Shri -Anagabhimadeva issued from the Abinavakataka that Anangabhima resided in the fort of Barabati. The next rulers of Ganga dynasty stayed in this fort and made further improvement of Kataka city. Narasimha Deva, the greatest warrior and builder of Ganga dynasty started his war procession against Humayun Shah a of Bahamani and returned victorious amidst joy and pomp. In order to stop the constant attacks of Muslims of Bengal he erected the famous fort of Raibania near Jaleswar on the border of present Orissa and crushed the Muslims on the bank of Hooghly river. As a sign of victory he caused the construction of world famous Sun temple at Konarak. The fort is square in plan. It spreads over an area of 102 acres and surrounded on all sides with stone paved moat of 10 Mtr. wide in northern and western sides and 20 Mtr. wide in the eastern and southern sides. The entire fort wall except the entrance is missing. Since, 1915, in view of its national importance, the place has been declared as a protected site by Archaeological Survey of India. At the centre of the fort we notice a high mound with a tank in the western side. It spreads over 15/16 acres of area. Now the site is extensively encroached. To the east of the mound, there is the Shahi mosque while in the west of the tank lies the mazar of Hazrat Ali Bukhari. The first Muslim invasion of Barabati by Ghiyasuddin Iwaz Shah, Sultan of Bengal took place during the reign of Anangabhima Deva III. The Muslim forces occupied the frontier outpost of Lakhnor in Birbhumi. After that a large troop under the command of his brotherin-law Paramardideva attacked Lakhnaor, capital of Muslim Bengal. The Orissan army secured a great success with the sacrifice of Paramardideva who fell in the battle field. His wife Chandrika Devi, in his memory built the Anantavasudeva temple at Bhubaneswar. In the 14th century A.D. Illyas Shah of Bengal invaded North Orissa. Later on Sultan Firuz Shah Tughluq invaded Orissa and occupied Barabati fort in 1361. He went back to Delhi with rich booty. Narasingha Deva IV was known to have issued two copper plates from this Varanasi Cuttack. In 1568 Kalapahad attacked the fort which became the undisputed seat of the Afgans thereafter. Daud, son of Suleman Karani was defeated by Muni Khan, the general of Akbar in 1575. Doud Karani surrendered to Mughal forces in this glorious Barabati fort. To suppress Afghan uprisings, Akbar sent Mansingh in 1592. He stayed here and suppressed the Afghan uprisings. Raja Kalyanmal, son of Raja Todarmal was governor here. Prince Khuram, the rebel son of Jahangir visited the fort . In 1633 English merchants Bruton and Cartwright met prince Suja’s Deputy governor Aga Mohammed Zamere. During Afghan, Mughal and Maratha rule the fort of Barabati was the seat of administration. The king of Khurda, Ramachandra Deva was imprisoned in this fort by Taki Khan in 1725 A.D. In 1742 Bhaskar Pandit, the leader of the Marathas attacked the fort and in 1745 A.D. Raghuji Bhonsla occupied the fort. Thus by 1751 the fort and Cuttack came entirely under the occupation of the Marathas. The Maratha armies stationed in the fort were not ready for the unexpected battle nor had any opportunity to get military help from the feudal lords of Orissa. So the British armies under the comandership of colonel Harcourt and Colonel Celton bombarded the fort and could enter without resistana The fort thus the seat of administration for several centuries was utlimately used as the prison for illustrious kings and nobles of the land. During the Paika Vidroha - the Raja of Kujanga, in 1818, the Raja of Khurda and in 1819 and the Raja of Suguja with his family members were kept under confinement in this fort. Very Soon the Moat around the fort will be cleaned up for boating facility.

8. Deer Park

Biju Patnaik Road Tulasipur, Cuttack 753008 India
Excellent
40%
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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3.5 based on 25 reviews

Deer Park

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