One of the oldest cities of orissa, noted for fine ornamental work of gold & silver
It is one of the oldest cities of Orissa. Once upon a time the capital of Orissa during the medieval period to the end of the British rules. The city is noted for fine ornamental work of gold & silver. The main attractions of the city are Barabati Fort, the Katak Chandi temple, Qadam-I-Rasool (holy place to both Hindus as well as the Muslims), the Paramahansanath temple, Ahavinayak temple at Chandikhol, the shrine of Goddess Charchika at Banki, Ansupa Lake (place for migratory birds in winter), Dhavaleswar, Bhattarika, etc.