Explore the Historic Ulapgarh Hilltop & Forts, just a short fifteen-minute drive from Belpahar Railway Station. This picturesque hillock, believed to have harbored freedom fighters during India’s struggle for independence, showcases intriguing torch-holding spaces carved into its rocky terrain. Ascending the hill requires resilience, given the challenging sun and dry heat conditions. However, the reward at the summit is a mesmerizing panoramic view, offering a perfect blend of lush greenery and serene tranquility.
Standing tall at an impressive 1000 feet, Maheswar Pahad hosts the Ulapgarh Fort on its expansive rectangular stone surface. Spanning approximately 400 meters in length and 250 meters in width, this plain surface provides a remarkable historical backdrop. The heavily wooded Baramunda Hills lies just 7 kilometers to the east, while the Belpahar Railway Station is conveniently located 5 kilometers to the west. To the north, a dense forest extends towards Hemgir, and to the south, it reaches Bad Job village.
Ulapgarh is believed to have served as a residential fort for kings of the “Naja” Dynasty, attracting attention from both Indian and international researchers and historians. Experience the rich history and breathtaking vistas at Ulapgarh Hilltop & Forts, a hidden gem in the heart of natural beauty and historical significance.
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Best Time to visit
The best time to visit Ulapgarh Hilltop is from November to June and the Winter Season.
Ulapgarh Hilltop opening time is Everyday 9 am to 7 pm
Nearest Bus Stop
The nearest Bus stop is Jharsuguda Bus Stand, which is located around 0.5 KM distance from Ulapgarh Hilltop station
Nearest Railway Station
The Nearest Railway Station is Belpahar Railway Station, which is located around 1.5 KM distance from Ulapgarh Hilltop
The nearest airport is Veer Surendra Sai Airport Jharsuguda, Bhubaneswar, which is located around 5 KM distance from Ulapgarh Hilltop