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Naraj, Cuttack – The Hidden Ecosystem in the City

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Have you ever been to Naraj?

No! Then you must.

Trust me, it’s going to bring you peace and rejuvenate your soul. Across the non-traffic roads through the lush green trees on both sides will just make you one with nature.

The blissful ambiance will fill your heart with love for nature and will make you irresistible in no time to capture the beauty.

Face of the Naraj Barrage
Face of the Naraj Barrage

Location and Importance of Naraj

Naraj is situated at the origin of the river Kathajodi, a tributary of the Mahanadi which provides a panoramic view of the river Mahanadi’s vast expanse. There are numerous Buddhist images discovered.

There are many devotees of Lord Shiva who come to pray at the Siddheswar temple situated in this area. This is also a lovely spot for a picnic.

People from various parts of the state come to Naraj to learn about the Buddhist way of life. Today’s tourists are drawn to the location because of its illustrious past and the picturesque setting and natural beauty surrounding it.

A Picnic spot at Naraj Village
A Picnic spot at Naraj Village

People flock in large numbers to this location to take in the scenic beauty. The location can be visited at any time of year at any time of the day. Well, if you want to witness the river when it tends to be at its best, you can visit it during the monsoon season.

All gates of Naraj Barrage from a visible distance
All gates of Naraj Barrage from a visible distance

How can I be There? #Pathway to Naraj,Cuttack

As Naraj is a popular tourist destination, there are numerous ways to get there. You can easily reach there by road if you are from Odisha.

A lush green narrow road at Naraj
A lush green narrow road at Naraj

You can even reach this destination by train as there is a railway station situated in this area popularly known as the Naraj Marthapur railway station. It is consisting of three platforms.

The localities of Cuttack prefer to spend time in this area and even around the station because of the lush green cover and the beautiful sight of the river in this area.

Guest House at Naraj
Guest House at Naraj

Apart from these modes of transport there are a couple of helipads situated in this area and is used when an important personality arrives at this city on a helicopter.

Helipad at Naraj
Helipad at Naraj

Though these are just the preferred ways one can reach here but it is absolutely amazing if you travel by road to this destination.

Plan your Journey! Visit the hotspots around Naraj

If you are planning a day out for Naraj, you can even plan to visit few other wonderful places located at the boundaries of this place.

On the way to Naraj, you will come across the Madhusudan Setu which is going to lead you to the Dhabaleswar Temple, a primitive temple of Lord Shiva, worshipped by many people of Odisha for decades.

Around ten kilometers from Naraj, you will find a place known to be the Peacock Valley. Hundreds of peacocks and peahens come to this area just an hour before the sunset. The delightful view will make you visit the place again.

A Must Visit Place 🙂

Naraj is not just a hotspot in Cuttack but also a place of sanctity in the state of Odisha. It is an emotion for the people living here and is considered to be the best hangout place in the city.

Old fair weather road in Naraj

If you ever visit the state’s ex-capital city, do not forget to visit this amazing destination, which has the potential to attract you back to it once you witness its beauty.