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'''Cuttack''' (derived from the Sanskrit word 'Kataka'), which signifies a military camp or a fort or a Government seat protected by an army) is one of the oldest cities in India and the Business Capital of Orissa. It is situated in a tongue of land formed by the Mahanadi River and its main branch the Kathajodi River at their points of bifurcation in 20.28° N 85.52° E. Its actual pronunciation is 'Katak'.
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'''Cuttack''' is a city in the state of [[Odisha]] (formerly known as Orissa) in [[India]].
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==Understand==
  
Cuttack is also the headquarters of Cuttack District. It lies near Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark. It is more than a thousand years old, and was the capital of Orissa for almost nine centuries, before Bhubaneswar was made the capital city. With its world famous unique filigree works in silver, ivory and brass works and textiles of woven silk and cotton, Cuttack is perhaps the grandest showroom of Orissa.
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Cuttack is also referred to as the millenium city of Odisha. The city is more than a thousand years old.  It is also called the Silver City because it is world famous for its silver filigree work.  Also, it is referred to as the business capital of the state.  It was the previous capital of Odisha until the capital was shifted to Bhubaneshwar. Now, it is a modern city but with lots of old traditions attached to it.  Cuttack has a perfect combination of traditional and modern lifestyle.
  
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==Get in==
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===By air===
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[[Bhubaneswar]], the nearest airport is around 30 km away.
  
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CUTTACK has a defence airport in the Charbatia area.
  
==History==
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===By train===
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Cuttack is situated on the East Coast line from Kolkata to Chennai.
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For timings etc. check with [http://www.indianrail.gov.in/ Indian Railways].
  
Early history of Cuttack is associated with the Keshari dynasty. As stated by the distinguished historian A. Stirling, present-day Cuttack was established as a military cantonment by king Nrupa Keshari of Keshari dynasty in 989 A.D. Stirling based his opinion on Madalapanji, a chronicle of lord Jagannath temple of Puri. The reign of Markata Keshari was distinguished for the stone embank built to protect the new capital from flood in 1002 A.D.
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==Get around==
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Hired cars, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are readily available for moving around.
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City/Town Buses cover part of the city.  
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Bus Route: College square - OMP - Link Road - Badambari BusStop - Ring Road - High Court.
  
Historical evidence suggests Cuttack becoming capital of a Kingdom founded by Anangabhimadeva of Ganga dynasty in 1211 A.D. After the end of Ganga rule, Orissa passed to the hands of the Gajapati Kings (1435-1541 A.D.) of Solar dynasty under whom Cuttack continued to be the capital of Orissa. After the death of Mukunda deva, the last Hindu king of Orissa, Cuttack first came under Muslim rules and later under Mughals.
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==See==
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Seeing places in Cuttack depends on the time of the year you are visiting this place. Summers are hot as temperatures can reach 49 degrees celsius. If you arrive in Autumn (Sept to November) you can see this city showing its cultural tradition. It's the time of most of the festivals. Easily the second largest celebration of Durga Puja with a huge following, Cuttack hosts about 1000-1500 Puja pandals every year. Each of them is quite unique and distinct in shape and size. It is quite crowded during this time and chances are that you may not be allowed to travel in your vehicle through most of the parts of the city. If you have time and you are fit enough, just settle for walking throughout the city.
  
By 1750, Cuttack came under Maratha rules and it grew fast as a business center being the convenient point of contact between the Marathas of Nagpur and the English Merchants of Bengal. It was occupied by the British in 1803 and later became the capital of Orissa division in 1816. From 1948 onwards, when the capital was shifted to Bhubaneswar, the city remained the administrative headquarters of Orissa.
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Cuttack was established more than 1000 years ago as a military establishment. You can still see the remnants in the old city. There is a fort which is still being excavated by the ASI. Cuttack is said to have survived a dangerous past due to the presence of Maa Cuttack Chandi and Maa Gada Chandi who guard the cities from the evil eyes and the mighty Mahanadi. Its perhaps only the second lowest city in the world after Amsterdam which is below sea level. Cuttack is protected from the mighty Mahandi and Kathjodi by the Baimundi Mark which acts as an embankment to the city.  
  
Remnants of an old fort called Barabati still exist in the heart of Cuttack with the moat around the fort. Nearby is a modern stadium called the Barabati Stadium, host to many national and international matches. Recent growth of the city has resulted in expansion across the river Kathjori and a newer township towards the head of the delta formed between the distributary Kathjori river and the Mahanadi. Cuttack is referred to as a city with Babaan Bazaaar,Thepan gaali i.e. a city having 52 markets and 53 streets.
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Cuttack is famous for its world famous '''silver filigree work'''. If you visit don't miss the mouth watering plate of "Dahi-Vada, Aludam ghuguni, seu". You will also get best of Mutton, Cham and Chicken Chops at '''Professor Para'''. If you happen want to have a lonely evening and fresh air .. Just hop in to Bidanasi River Embankment or have a drive/ride on the Baimundi Marg... you won't be disappointed.
  
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Cuttack is known as a place of Bawan Bazar Tepan Gali(Meaning:'52 Markets, 53 Lanes'). This place might give you the impression of a old place with very small and dirty lanes, but thats how you define a lotus.
  
==Geography==
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Take a stroll on the banks of River Kathajodi and enjoy the sunset. This is a magnificent site. If you are visiting Cuttack sometimes in Mid of October or November do not forget to enjoy the Dusshera and Balijatra (the biggest tradefair held in the eastern region).
  
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==Buy==
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* Filigree work in silver and ivory.
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* Textiles - the famous ''Cuttacki'' or ''Katki'' saris.
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* Filigree Work - Ashok Jewellers Nayasadak Cuttack. 091-0671-2619203 , 091 9861370725
  
Cuttack is located at 20.5° N 85.83° E. It has an average elevation of 37 metres (121 feet). Cuttack is located at the apex of delta formed by the rivers Mahanadi in the north and Kathajodi in the south. The city experiences a hot and humid climate in Summer, characterized by temperature going up as high as above 40 °C and a dry and cold climate in Winter, with mercury dipping to as low as below 10 °C. Summer starts at the end of March, the effect of which is felt till the middle of June when monsoon sets in. Monsoon rains lash the city during September to middle of October and supply most of the city's annual average rainfall of 144.39 cm.
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==Eat==
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Mouthwatering, Roadside 'Dahiwada, Aaludum, ghuguni and seu'. (Its little spicy)
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Paw Bhaji near Gauri shankar park.
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Hot tea and coffee near cantonment road.
  
Winter season, between November and beginning of January is characterized by wind chill from north and long nights when sun sets in around 5:30 p.m. IST in December. People wear heavy wollen clothes at night to beat the Winter.
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bidanasi--raghu dahiwada
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Manglabag---Pratap dahiwada
  
Between middle of January to the middle of March, the climate is pleasant with temperatures ranging a minimum of 22.2 °C and a maximum of 33.4 °C, which is ideal to visit the city.
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==Drink==
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These are readily available.
  
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==Sleep==
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* '''Hotel Akabari Continental''', Dolamundai, Telephone +91 671 2423269/ 2423251/ 2423254, Fax +91 671 2423254, Email: hotelakbari@yahoo.co.in, Tariff Rs. 825 – 2,000.
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* '''Hotel Dwarika''' , Bajrakabati Road, Telephone +91 671 2421345/ 2422220, Fax +91 671 2424332, Tariff Rs. 650 – 1,500.
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* '''Hotel Niladri''', Mangalabag, Telephone +91 671 2614221/ 2614331, Tariff Rs. 250 – 700.It has a very good restaurant attached to this lodge where you can find all types of foods southindian, northindian etc
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Very near to Station , you can just take a rickshaw for just 30/- rs and tell him to go to neeladri manglabagh
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* '''Hotel Lords''', Haripur Road, Telephone +91 671 2422050, Tariff Rs. 120 – 600.
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* '''Hotel Sagar''', Dolamundai, Telephone +91 671 2421148/ 2422838, Tariff Rs. 50 – 200.
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* '''Hotel Vaishali''', Dolamundai, Telephone +91 671 2428308/ 2432707, Tariff Rs. 200 – 600.
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* '''Hotel Sagarshree''', Haripur, Dolamundai,, Telephone +91 671 2430251/ 2433132/ 2429037, Tariff Rs. 450-1050. [http://www.sagarshree.com]
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* '''Hotel Mahendra''', Dolamundai, Telephone +91 671 2432146, Tariff Rs. 80 – 200.
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* '''Hotel Nilam''', Dolamundai,, Telephone +91 671 2433553, Tariff Rs. 40 – 200.
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* '''Hotel Veena''', Choudhury Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2619326, Tariff Rs. 90 – 160.
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* '''Hotel Adarsh''', Choudhury Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2619898, Tariff Rs. 60 – 100.
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* '''Hotel Maitry''', Choudhury Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2619667/ 2629180, Tariff Rs. 275 – 700.
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* '''Konark Lodge''', Choudhury Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2617680, Tariff Rs. 25 – 80.
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* '''Hotel Gayatri''', Choudhury Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2616440/ 2620589, Tariff Rs. 60 – 450.
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*  '''Shreeram Guest House''', Nandi Sahi, Chowdhury Bazar,, Telephone +91 671 2618213, 2618217, Tariff Rs. 250 – 400.
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* '''Hotel Blue Lagoon''', Near Sunshinefield Square, Ring Road, Telephone +91 671 2631884/ 2632107, Tariff Rs. 900 – 1,200. [http://www.hotelthebluelagoon.com]
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* '''Hotel Bombay Inn''', Ice Factory Road, Telephone +91 671 2649009 to 18, Fax +91 671 2648888, Email: bombayin@sancharnet.in, Tariff Rs. 400 – 1,200. [http://www.hotelbombayinn.com]
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* '''Hotel Ashoka''', Ice Factory Road, College Square,  Telephone +91 671 2647509/ 2647412, Fax +91 671 2647403,  E.Mail: ashoka@dte.net.in,  Tariff Rs. 225 – 1,100.
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* '''Bombay Hotel''', Ice Factory Road, Telephone +91 671 2649009 to 18, Tariff  Rs. 90-850.
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* '''Hotel Vijoy''', College Square, Telephone +91 671 2647557/ 2648560, Fax +91 671 2629666, Tariff Rs. 150 – 500.
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* '''Cuttack Hotel''', College Square, Telephone +91 671 2610766, Tariff  Rs. 70 – 200.
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* '''Hotel Ambika''', Pilgrim Road, College Square, Telephone +91 671 2610137/ 2624117/ 2614434, Tariff Rs. 225 – 650.
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* '''Aurobinda Lodge''', College Square, Telephone +91 671 2648352, Tariff Rs. 30 – 70.
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* '''Hotel Puspanjali''', Malgodown, Telephone +91 671 2611195/ 2629456, Tariff Rs. 70 – 100.
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*  '''Mohan Lodge''', Thoria Sahi, Telephone +91 9437485558, Tariff  Rs. 100-300.
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*  '''Bikram Lodge''', Thoria Sahi, Telephone +91 671 2621118, Tariff  Rs. 57 – 81.
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* '''Kalinga Guest House''', near Municipality Office, Cuttack, Telephone +91 671 2616788, Tariff Rs. 50 – 200.
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* '''Hotel Suryakiran''', Cantonment Road, Telephone +91 671 234078/ 2307162, Fax +91 671 2301818, Tariff Rs. 430 – 1,200.
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* '''Panthanivas''', OTDC, Buxi Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2306867/ 2306916, Tariff Rs. 350 – 1,000.
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* '''Hotel Monalisa''', Badambadi, Telephone +91 671 2621109, Tariff Rs. 150 – 600.
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* '''Hotel Roxy''', Badambadi, Telephone +91 671 2310722, Tariff Rs. 110 - 240
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* '''Roxy Resorts''', Badambadi, Telephone +91 671 2310110/ 2315763,  Tariff Rs. 30 – 450.
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* '''Hotel Bishal''', Badambadi, Telephone +91 671 2310993/ 2310752, Tariff Rs. 300 – 400.
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* '''Hotel Silver City''', Badambadi, Telephone +91 671 2335320/ 2335317, E mail: hotelsilvercity@yahoo.com, Tariff Rs. 230 – 600
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* '''Hotel Manorama Plaza''', Mahatab Road, Telephone +91 671 2331681, Fax +91 671 2329139, Tariff Rs. 450 – 950.
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* '''Hotel Basanti''' Mahatab Road, Telephone +91 671 2310613/  2329461, Tariff Rs. 150 – 400.
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* '''Hotel Shri Jagannath''', Mahatab Road, Telephone +91 671 2310804/ 2327805/ 2327806, Tariff Rs. 120 – 750.
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* '''Devlok Lodge''', Madhupatna, Telephone +91 671 2344524, Tariff Rs. 50 – 130.
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* '''Hotel Jashmine''', Sikharpur, Telephone +91 671 2441762/ 2441633, Tariff Rs. 120 – 400.
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* '''Indrapuri Lodge''', Machhua Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2620890, Tariff Rs. 35 – 105.
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* '''Kathajodi Lodge''', Government Press Chhak, Telephone +91 671 2343168, Tariff  Rs. 60 – 120.
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* '''Hotel Mayur''', Gandarpur, Telephone +91 671 2441406/ 2440128, Tariff Rs. 80 - 200
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* '''Hotel Anand''', Ranihat, Canal Road,  Telephone +91 671 23093296,  Tariff Rs. 100 - 140
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* [[Bhubaneswar]]
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* [[Puri]]
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* [[Konark]]
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* [[Paradip]]
  
 
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[[WikiPedia:Cuttack]]

Revision as of 23:48, 8 September 2012

Cuttack is a city in the state of Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) in India.

Contents

Understand

Cuttack is also referred to as the millenium city of Odisha. The city is more than a thousand years old. It is also called the Silver City because it is world famous for its silver filigree work. Also, it is referred to as the business capital of the state. It was the previous capital of Odisha until the capital was shifted to Bhubaneshwar. Now, it is a modern city but with lots of old traditions attached to it. Cuttack has a perfect combination of traditional and modern lifestyle.

Get in

By air

Bhubaneswar, the nearest airport is around 30 km away.

CUTTACK has a defence airport in the Charbatia area.

By train

Cuttack is situated on the East Coast line from Kolkata to Chennai. For timings etc. check with Indian Railways.

Get around

Hired cars, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are readily available for moving around. City/Town Buses cover part of the city. Bus Route: College square - OMP - Link Road - Badambari BusStop - Ring Road - High Court.

See

Seeing places in Cuttack depends on the time of the year you are visiting this place. Summers are hot as temperatures can reach 49 degrees celsius. If you arrive in Autumn (Sept to November) you can see this city showing its cultural tradition. It's the time of most of the festivals. Easily the second largest celebration of Durga Puja with a huge following, Cuttack hosts about 1000-1500 Puja pandals every year. Each of them is quite unique and distinct in shape and size. It is quite crowded during this time and chances are that you may not be allowed to travel in your vehicle through most of the parts of the city. If you have time and you are fit enough, just settle for walking throughout the city.

Cuttack was established more than 1000 years ago as a military establishment. You can still see the remnants in the old city. There is a fort which is still being excavated by the ASI. Cuttack is said to have survived a dangerous past due to the presence of Maa Cuttack Chandi and Maa Gada Chandi who guard the cities from the evil eyes and the mighty Mahanadi. Its perhaps only the second lowest city in the world after Amsterdam which is below sea level. Cuttack is protected from the mighty Mahandi and Kathjodi by the Baimundi Mark which acts as an embankment to the city.

Cuttack is famous for its world famous silver filigree work. If you visit don't miss the mouth watering plate of "Dahi-Vada, Aludam ghuguni, seu". You will also get best of Mutton, Cham and Chicken Chops at Professor Para. If you happen want to have a lonely evening and fresh air .. Just hop in to Bidanasi River Embankment or have a drive/ride on the Baimundi Marg... you won't be disappointed.

Cuttack is known as a place of Bawan Bazar Tepan Gali(Meaning:'52 Markets, 53 Lanes'). This place might give you the impression of a old place with very small and dirty lanes, but thats how you define a lotus.

Take a stroll on the banks of River Kathajodi and enjoy the sunset. This is a magnificent site. If you are visiting Cuttack sometimes in Mid of October or November do not forget to enjoy the Dusshera and Balijatra (the biggest tradefair held in the eastern region).

Buy

  • Filigree work in silver and ivory.
  • Textiles - the famous Cuttacki or Katki saris.
  • Filigree Work - Ashok Jewellers Nayasadak Cuttack. 091-0671-2619203 , 091 9861370725

Eat

Mouthwatering, Roadside 'Dahiwada, Aaludum, ghuguni and seu'. (Its little spicy) Paw Bhaji near Gauri shankar park. Hot tea and coffee near cantonment road.

bidanasi--raghu dahiwada Manglabag---Pratap dahiwada

Drink

These are readily available.

Sleep

  • Hotel Akabari Continental, Dolamundai, Telephone +91 671 2423269/ 2423251/ 2423254, Fax +91 671 2423254, Email: hotelakbari@yahoo.co.in, Tariff Rs. 825 – 2,000.
  • Hotel Dwarika , Bajrakabati Road, Telephone +91 671 2421345/ 2422220, Fax +91 671 2424332, Tariff Rs. 650 – 1,500.
  • Hotel Niladri, Mangalabag, Telephone +91 671 2614221/ 2614331, Tariff Rs. 250 – 700.It has a very good restaurant attached to this lodge where you can find all types of foods southindian, northindian etc

Very near to Station , you can just take a rickshaw for just 30/- rs and tell him to go to neeladri manglabagh

  • Hotel Lords, Haripur Road, Telephone +91 671 2422050, Tariff Rs. 120 – 600.
  • Hotel Sagar, Dolamundai, Telephone +91 671 2421148/ 2422838, Tariff Rs. 50 – 200.
  • Hotel Vaishali, Dolamundai, Telephone +91 671 2428308/ 2432707, Tariff Rs. 200 – 600.
  • Hotel Sagarshree, Haripur, Dolamundai,, Telephone +91 671 2430251/ 2433132/ 2429037, Tariff Rs. 450-1050. [1]
  • Hotel Mahendra, Dolamundai, Telephone +91 671 2432146, Tariff Rs. 80 – 200.
  • Hotel Nilam, Dolamundai,, Telephone +91 671 2433553, Tariff Rs. 40 – 200.
  • Hotel Veena, Choudhury Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2619326, Tariff Rs. 90 – 160.
  • Hotel Adarsh, Choudhury Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2619898, Tariff Rs. 60 – 100.
  • Hotel Maitry, Choudhury Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2619667/ 2629180, Tariff Rs. 275 – 700.
  • Konark Lodge, Choudhury Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2617680, Tariff Rs. 25 – 80.
  • Hotel Gayatri, Choudhury Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2616440/ 2620589, Tariff Rs. 60 – 450.
  • Shreeram Guest House, Nandi Sahi, Chowdhury Bazar,, Telephone +91 671 2618213, 2618217, Tariff Rs. 250 – 400.
  • Hotel Blue Lagoon, Near Sunshinefield Square, Ring Road, Telephone +91 671 2631884/ 2632107, Tariff Rs. 900 – 1,200. [2]
  • Hotel Bombay Inn, Ice Factory Road, Telephone +91 671 2649009 to 18, Fax +91 671 2648888, Email: bombayin@sancharnet.in, Tariff Rs. 400 – 1,200. [3]
  • Hotel Ashoka, Ice Factory Road, College Square, Telephone +91 671 2647509/ 2647412, Fax +91 671 2647403, E.Mail: ashoka@dte.net.in, Tariff Rs. 225 – 1,100.
  • Bombay Hotel, Ice Factory Road, Telephone +91 671 2649009 to 18, Tariff Rs. 90-850.
  • Hotel Vijoy, College Square, Telephone +91 671 2647557/ 2648560, Fax +91 671 2629666, Tariff Rs. 150 – 500.
  • Cuttack Hotel, College Square, Telephone +91 671 2610766, Tariff Rs. 70 – 200.
  • Hotel Ambika, Pilgrim Road, College Square, Telephone +91 671 2610137/ 2624117/ 2614434, Tariff Rs. 225 – 650.
  • Aurobinda Lodge, College Square, Telephone +91 671 2648352, Tariff Rs. 30 – 70.
  • Hotel Puspanjali, Malgodown, Telephone +91 671 2611195/ 2629456, Tariff Rs. 70 – 100.
  • Mohan Lodge, Thoria Sahi, Telephone +91 9437485558, Tariff Rs. 100-300.
  • Bikram Lodge, Thoria Sahi, Telephone +91 671 2621118, Tariff Rs. 57 – 81.
  • Kalinga Guest House, near Municipality Office, Cuttack, Telephone +91 671 2616788, Tariff Rs. 50 – 200.
  • Hotel Suryakiran, Cantonment Road, Telephone +91 671 234078/ 2307162, Fax +91 671 2301818, Tariff Rs. 430 – 1,200.
  • Panthanivas, OTDC, Buxi Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2306867/ 2306916, Tariff Rs. 350 – 1,000.
  • Hotel Monalisa, Badambadi, Telephone +91 671 2621109, Tariff Rs. 150 – 600.
  • Hotel Roxy, Badambadi, Telephone +91 671 2310722, Tariff Rs. 110 - 240
  • Roxy Resorts, Badambadi, Telephone +91 671 2310110/ 2315763, Tariff Rs. 30 – 450.
  • Hotel Bishal, Badambadi, Telephone +91 671 2310993/ 2310752, Tariff Rs. 300 – 400.
  • Hotel Silver City, Badambadi, Telephone +91 671 2335320/ 2335317, E mail: hotelsilvercity@yahoo.com, Tariff Rs. 230 – 600
  • Hotel Manorama Plaza, Mahatab Road, Telephone +91 671 2331681, Fax +91 671 2329139, Tariff Rs. 450 – 950.
  • Hotel Basanti Mahatab Road, Telephone +91 671 2310613/ 2329461, Tariff Rs. 150 – 400.
  • Hotel Shri Jagannath, Mahatab Road, Telephone +91 671 2310804/ 2327805/ 2327806, Tariff Rs. 120 – 750.
  • Devlok Lodge, Madhupatna, Telephone +91 671 2344524, Tariff Rs. 50 – 130.
  • Hotel Jashmine, Sikharpur, Telephone +91 671 2441762/ 2441633, Tariff Rs. 120 – 400.
  • Indrapuri Lodge, Machhua Bazar, Telephone +91 671 2620890, Tariff Rs. 35 – 105.
  • Kathajodi Lodge, Government Press Chhak, Telephone +91 671 2343168, Tariff Rs. 60 – 120.
  • Hotel Mayur, Gandarpur, Telephone +91 671 2441406/ 2440128, Tariff Rs. 80 - 200
  • Hotel Anand, Ranihat, Canal Road, Telephone +91 671 23093296, Tariff Rs. 100 - 140

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