Thursday, July 31, 2014

Barabati Fort, Cuttack

Barabati Fort at Cuttack is a 14th-century fort built by the Ganga dynasty. This medieval fort is about 8 km away from the center of the city.



King Anangabhima Dev III built the fort of Barabati in 1229 AD. The ruins of the fort remain with its moat, gate, and the earthen mound of the nine-storied palace. Archaeological surveys reveal that the Fort was roughly rectangular in structure having an area of over 102 acres, and it was surrounded on all sides by a wall of laterite and sandstones. 



Inside the fort one can also see Gadi Chand Temple and we will explore it next.

35 comments:

P.N. Subramanian said...

Thanks Rajesh. I have not visited Cuttack and was not even aware of the existence of a Fort there.

Uppal said...

Great pics!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to know about this fort.

Reader Wil said...

How impressive! If only stones could speak....Wil, ABCW Team

krishna said...

Interesting... waiting to see more snapshots of the fort..

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures and such beautiful, clear blue, blue skies, Rajesh! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Creative archway shot with blue sky in background great for OWT ~ thanks,

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Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos and interesting post,Rajesh!Have a nice weekend!

janiceadcock said...

Lovely setting for finding some shadows of walls and even individual stones.

Christian Weiß said...

A great place.

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Another gorgeous image of India. I'm running out of words to express my admiration. Love the sunburst at the top of the gate! Amy

Photo Cache said...

lovely archway.

Joyful said...

The fort is nicely preserved. It looks like a beautiful day there with the green trees and nice blue sky.

AmitAag said...

Great fort pics!

Leovi said...

Very beautiful pictures, wonderful door!

Jeevan said...

Beautiful captures over the fort gateway! Nice knowing this place

Birgitta said...

Great photos!

ladyfi said...

How lovely!

Al said...

That's an awesome gate, very imposing.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Lovely photographs :)

Linda said...

Marvelous gate!

Nanda Kumar said...

beautiful sir!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The entrance alone is huge and impressive and solid. An impressive view in itself.

Thomas Lee said...

Nicely keep old fort.

Jim said...

brilliant

Kathe W. said...

Fantastical! Amazing place.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

If the stones could speak, imagine the stories they would tell!

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Gillena Cox said...

thanks for sharing; have a nice Monday

much love...

tirtha22 said...

Impressive. Added it to my wishlist.

Madhusudan Mahawar said...

Nice clicks!

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Abhijit Ray said...

Nice photo. Good historical background. India has so many forts where real people lived. Each fort must have a story to tell about joy, happiness, sorrow, of victory and defeat. One has to feel the atmosphere.

Neha Sharma said...

Nice! Didn't know about this fort.
Thanks for sharing.

Yogi Saraswat said...

Nice to know about this fort.

Lancelot Quadras said...

Such beautiful captures. Even after so many years we cannot crack how could they come up with such artistic work..

My Unfinished Life said...

Nice images of the fort...some more info would have been helpful in planning a trip if we ever go to cuttack

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