Jaugarh is a ruined fortress having incredible stories of war and peace to tell. It is situated in the Ganjam district of Odisha. This is an incredible fort, majestic even in its ruins, which is now under the protection and administration of the Archeological Survey of India. It is located at a distance of 33 kms from Brahmapur city center.

Jaugarh was a provincial Mauryan fortified capital of then conquered Kalinga. Jaugarh that used to be known as Samapa or Sampa in old times, served as the capital of the dynasty of Kalinga rulers for thousands of years. In 1956, Archeological Survey of India (ASI) transected the northern glacis of the fort with a trench. There are monumental stone-cut depicts in Praakrit that describes the famous Mauryan emperor Asoka. These inscriptions are now protected by ASI as national monuments. The world famous historian J. D Begler who researched about the place proposed that a fort with four towers, eight entrances, and a large trench around will be found under the ruins if excavated. This incredible fort and the Taratarini temple which is only 8 kilometers away along with the extraordinary capital of the dynasty are believed to be destroyed by the Emperor Asoka after the war of Kalinga.

Visitors are treated to some incredible history in Jaugarh, that may have even shaped the country's present geography. Walk around the ruins of the place and imagine the majestic appearance of the capital of one of the most powerful Indian dynasties ever. There is a well-known temple known by the name Kaleswar and Rameshwar Mandir where both Shiva and Vishnu are worshipped.

Jaugarh has a lot of importance in the history of India. The ruined forts and the stone depicts of the place attracts a lot of tourists to the place year-round. The place remains open to the public on all days and at all times. Entry is free.