Barabati Fort

Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : free

Address : Barabati Fort, Barabati Fort Road, Biju Patnaik Colony, Cuttack, Odisha, India

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Why to visit Barabati Fort

The fort is built in such a strategic location that it offers a breathtaking perspective of modern Cuttak city. It's the nine-story palace's earthen heap. The structure was designed in such a way that it defends against hostile attacks. A nearby Barbati stadium is now being built for cultural and sporting activities. A shrine devoted to katak chandi can also be found. The fort adds to the city's attractiveness and portrays history's greatness. The fort is approximately 102 acres in size. The fort was reconstructed in the 14th century, and its walls are made of sandstone and laterite.

Interesting Facts :-

In 989 AD, the monarch Nrupa Keshari founded Cuttack, according to history. To protect against floods, the monarch built a stone-like barrier around the river. After seeing the beautiful and strategic construction in Cuttack, King Anangabhima Dev III moved his capital to Cuttack and erected the fort Barbati. The Chalukya Kings later constructed the fort's nine-storey structure. The two rings were built around the banks of the rivers in 1568 AD. Many monarchs arrived after that and reconstructed the fort. Only the fort's ruins can now be visible, as well as a jumbled temple.

FAQ on Barabati Fort

What time is it to get in and out?

The inner palace is only accessible from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but the rest of the fort is always open.

Is this fort suitable for a couple?

Yes it is an excellent location for couples.

Special Tip

The best season to visit the spot is winter. The entrance fee to the fort is Rs 1 per head for Indians and Rs 10 per head for visitors.

By Inaaya Sharma

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