Barabati Fort of Cuttack: Torchbearer of Odisha’s History
Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha, is one of the country’s oldest cricket venues. Ever since it was built in 1950, the stadium has also hosted football matches and continues to be popular for cultural and other public events.
Yet not many who come here to cheer their favourite sports heroes realise that the stadium is located within the remains of one of the oldest and most historic forts in Eastern India. Situated on the banks of the Mahanadi River and just 8 km from Cuttack city, this is Barabati Fort and it is spread across 102 acres.