Cuttack is the second largest city in Odisha, an Eastern Indian state. Cuttack was the former capital of the state and is still the economic capital of Odisha. Cuttak is also known as ‘Silver City’ for its famous silver filigree works. Cuttack district is blessed by numerous rivers and canals flowing through it which help in the agricultural system. The district has a wide range of cottage and handicraft industry. The ruins of the Barabati fort hold a lot of archaeological and historical significance. It was the witness of the grand Ganga Empire of Odisha who ruled over the region for many years. This fort is enlisted in the Archaeological Survey of India.
The ancient Katak Chandi Temple is one of the prominent religious sites dedicated to the presiding deity, Goddess Chandi. Jain Temple, Qadam–E–Rasool, Nemalo, Sri Ramanath Dev, Baidyanath Dev and Simhanath Temple are some of the notable religious places in the district of Cuttack. Netaji Birthplace Museum is the ancestral home of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who is one of the most prominent and respected leaders of India’s struggle for Independence. Madhusmruti and Maritime Museum are other popular tourist destinations. Ansupa and Satkosia have remarkable natural beauty and are ideal for picnic goers and nature lovers. Cuttack is well connected by roads and railways.