Cuttack is a city in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. It's on a peninsula flanked by the Mahanadi River to the north and the Kathajodi River to the south. The ruins of moated Barabati Fort, once home to the Eastern Ganga dynasty, show the city’s medieval significance. Within the fort's walls lies the Shahi Mosque, with its 3 white domes. Nearby, Maa Cuttack Chandi Temple is a pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees.
Also in the center, Netaji Birth Place Museum was the childhood home of Indian independence activist Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and exhibits his letters alongside old photographs and period furniture. Close by, Qadam-E-Rasool is a large, green-domed mosque dating back to the 18th century. It contains a stone believed to hold Prophet Muhammad’s footprint. Barabati Stadium hosts domestic and international cricket matches. Beside the Mahanadi River to the east, Odisha State Maritime Museum traces the history of navigation and boatbuilding in the area. The city’s wooded Deer Park lies farther west along the riverfront.