Cuttack, the former capital of Orissa, is developed around the Barabati Fort. Hence, it derived its name Katak, meaning the fort. Situated 24 km from Bhubaneswar, there are several places of interests in and around the city, such as Dhabaleshwar, Quadam-i-Rasool, and Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. For those who like spicy food, Cuttack is well-known for its Dahi Bara and Aludum.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Cuttack. Some of them are Hotel Ashoka (Tariff – Rs. 1000), The Garden Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Bombay Inn Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Bishal Inn (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official languages of Cuttackare Oriya and Hindi. Other languages spoken are English and Urdu.
The important festivals of Cuttack are Maha Shivratri (March), Ganesh Chaturthi (August), Durga Pooja (October) and Diwali (November).
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attractions in Cuttack. Some of them are Bhubaneshwar (24 km), Dhabaleshwar (25 km) and Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary (27 km).
How to Get There
Bhubaneswar Airport lies 28 km away from the city.
The closest railway station is Cuttack Railway Station and is just a kilometre away from the city.
Cuttack is 24 km away from Bhubaneshwar via road. The nearest bus stand is Cuttack Bus Station which is just a kilometre away from the city. There are various options of local buses for daily travellers operated by the Orissa State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC). Book bus tickets to your favourite destination through various bus booking portals like Ticketgoose.com.
A city and a mandal in in the middle of West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, Tadepalligudem or (T.P Gudem) is famous for its 'flyover canal' and locally the town fondly as 'Venice of Vijayawada (East)’. A rapibly growing business centre, Tadepalligudem is picturesque as it is surrounded by beautiful fields and canals. The city is well-known for its educational institutes and is the hub of the West Godavari district which is renowned as the 'Annapurna of Andhra Pradesh'. Tadepalligudem is famous for its jaggery, onion, fruits market and rice cultivation.
Places to Stay
Tadepalligudem offers travellers a wide variety of options for accommodation. Places like Hotel Swarna Palace near the bus stand offer accommodations from Rs.700 onwards.
Other than the annual religious festivals, Dasara (in the month of Oct or Nov) is celebrated here with great fervour.
Telugu is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Dwarakatirumala (Chinna Tirupati) Sri Venkasteswara Swamy Vari Temple, Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Panchayatana Kshetram, Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple ( Sivalayam beside canal), Veerampalem Shivalayam and the Christ Luthern Church are well-knownplaces of worship within the city. Papikondal, Kolleru Lake and Buddhist Caves, Guntupalle are all located with 30kms of the city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Rajahmundry (20.5Kms).
Tadepalligudem Railway Station connects the town to neighbouring regions.
The Tadepalligudem Bus Station has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like Kesineni Travels, SVR Tours & Travels and SRS Travels run regular buses to and from the city. Avail of a bus ticket booking offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.