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Cuttack is one of the oldest cities of India. Cuttack served as the capital of Orissa for more than nine centuries. At present, Cuttack is considered as the commercial capital of Orissa and is also among the busiest cities of Orissa. Around 30 km away from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack is situated at the highest point of delta formed by River Mahanadi and Kathjuri river. Cuttack got its name from a military camp 'Kataka' that was set up here by Keshari dynasty. It is also called the city of Fort due to the Barabati Fort that dominates the Cuttack landscape.

A pilgrimage centre, Cuttack has many sacred temples including, the Paramahansa Nath temple, Katak Chandi temple, Bhattarika temple, Dhabaleswar temple, the Panchamukhi Hanuman temple and the Gada Chandi temple. The Dhabaleswar temple is especially very popular among tourists' as it is located in a picturesque island in the Mahanadi River and is connected to the main land by a pillar-less hanging bridge which is a rare sight to watch and offers an exciting experience. Cuttack also has an equal numbers of churches and mosques along with the revered Sikh shrine-'The Gurudwara Daatan Sahib'.

 

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Cuttack is one of the oldest cities of India. Cuttack served as the capital of Orissa for more than nine centuries. At present, Cuttack is considered as the commercial capital of Orissa and is also among the busiest cities of Orissa. Around 30 km away from Bhubaneswar, Cuttack is situated at the highest point of delta formed by River Mahanadi and Kathjuri river.


  
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