The Odisha State Maritime Museum is a must visit location on your Cuttack itinerary. It was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Odisha Mr.Naveen Patnaik on 1st of April 2013 at Cuttack. The Museum is situated near the Barrage of Mahanadi at Jobra. The museum showcases the rich maritime history of Odisha. It is a great place to learn about the maritime practices and traditions. Spread over an area of more than four acres The Odisha State Maritime Museum is first of its kind in the entire country. Featuring ten galleries, the Odisha Maritime Museum is an incredible mix of the old and new.
The modern museum exhibits beautiful ancillary displays in galleries distinguished under maritime history, boat and ship building, monuments on Odisha coast, Jobra workshop, ritual and navigation. There is even a special category of displays that features a saw mill, a boat shop (shed), boat repairing jetty, children activity room, library and a research Center. It also has an aquarium which contains a rich collection of the aquatic animals found in the sea water of Odisha. The complete process of boat making is demonstrated in one of the galleries. You will get to see exquisite exhibits which include sculptures, pottery, and other instruments.
Best time to visit: Oct-Mar
Open Time: 10Am-5Pm
Popular Cuisine: Dhahibara Aludam
Attractions: Barabati Fort, Deer park, and Gadchandi Temple.
Nearest Bus Stop: Badambadi Busstand
Nearest Railway Station: Cuttack Railway Station
Travel Options: Taxi, Bus, Train, Flight
Nearest town: Cuttack
Distance from Bhubaneswar: 30 km