Location of Sisupalgarh
This ancient fort of Sisupalgarh is located at a distance of 5 kilometres from the main city of Bhuwaneshwar, the capital of Odisha.
History of Sisupalgarh
Sisupalgarh is mainly known for the ruins and demolished layout this fort has been a major site for archaeology in India. The ruin of the fort traces the existence of some popular city in the place. According to Archaeological Survey of India the site can be dated back to 2500 BC which contains the ruin of the fort, some demolished pillars and an almost dilapidated layout of a fort which describes the planning of the city and its location at the heart of the city. Now this place is under the surveillance of Archaeological Survey of India.
Archaeological Findings of Sisupalgarh
On the basis of the artefacts and architectural pattern that was excavated in this site, it has been claimed that the fort stands amidst an ancient city which flourished during the 3rd and 4th century BC. This ancient city was inhabited by nearly 20,000 to 25, 000 people that are reflected with the number of dwelling units found in the surroundings of the fort. Archaeologists have employed a number of methods like geophysical survey, systematic surface collection and selected excavations covering an area of 4.8 kilometres around the fortified area which defines the number of people living, their civic as well as domestic architecture to arrive at a figure, their life style and their dwelling units which raises a lot of curiosity. This place is popularly known for these excavations which were carried out by Archaeological Survey of India. The first excavation was carried out in 1948 by Professor B.B.Lal. Thus with a prominent layout and specific structure this has been one of the finest historical sites in India which attract not only a number of tourists but also the scholars who are interested to reveal the secret of the past.
Tourism in Sisupalgarh
Sisupalgarh, located just 2 kms from the famous Lingaraja Temple of Bhubaneswar and 5 km northeast of Dhauli Hills. These two are famous tourist delights in Sisupalgarh. The excavations conducted at Sisupalgarh by the Archaeological Survey of India in the year 1948. Parasurameswara Temple, Vaital Deul Temple, Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Khandagiri Mela, State Handicrafts Museum and Tribal Museum are the famous tourist attractions in Sisupalgarh.
Tourism in Odisha