Ganjam (Oriya) is a town and a notified area committee in Ganjam district in the state of Orissa, India.This fort is located 8 km from Chatrapur. Until the beginning of the 18th century fort was the main town and headquarters of the district. The fort had a customs house and a harbour. The Orissa State Archaeology restored the fort over the years. Visible are the star-shaped bastions and moat.
The main structure seems to have been constructed by British architects. It is also believed that there is a king & queen residing inside the fort, before the Britishers invaded ganjam. after the British invasion the king fled the town along with the queen. there is also another tale of ganjam, that before the British came here, the French were ruling the region.
Ganjam is an ideal choice for its scenic beauty, monuments, rivers and religious spots. A mix of moist peninsular high and low level Sal forests, tropical moist and dry deciduous and tropical deciduous forest types provide a wide range of forest products and unique lifestyle to wild lives. Bhairabi which consists of 108 God and Goddesses temples, and is a place of worship and usual destination for tourists.
Taptapani is also a tourist destination which consist of a hot sulphur spring that is 56 km from Berhampur, near Ganjam. Tara Tarini Temple,the top of Taratirini Hill near Angu ,Solaghar ,Raipur is also a famous destination for tourists. Twin Goddess Tara and Tarini are worshipped there. Rushikulya flows at the foot of the Taratirini Hill. The Mahuri Kalua is a famous Picnic Spot located at the center of the town and Temple of Goddess Mahuri Kalua is also near it.