Potagarh of Ganjam, Orissa


Potagarh of Ganjam is the first and oldest collectorate of Ganjam, Orissa. This article gives some knowledge about the oldest fort of Orissa.

Potagarh or the "buried fort" is located at the bank or gorge of Rushikulya River and Bay-of-Bengal, nearby the town Ganjam. It was constructed by Edward Costford in the year 1768. It was the first Collectorate complex of Ganjam District. In the year 1815, it was shifted to Berhampur and finally in the year 1835 to Chatrapur, which is in operation as on date. If someone visit that place, then he/she can recollect the history of British, French, and other nationals.

Potagarh of Ganjam, Orissa
Potagarh
Buried fort Potagarh

Roadway: Nearby NH5
Railway: Nearest Railway station: Ganjam 3km, Chatrapur 13 km
Airport: Bhubaneswar 170 km, Vizag 280 km
Best season to visit: September to February


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