Ullapgarh which is situated around 7km from Belpahar Railway station is one of the major tourist destination in the Belpahar Municipality. Ullapgarh is a hillock which also has few caves in it. According to local tales, Ullapgarh was named after the princess (Ullupi) of Nagakanya Kingdom or Nagavansha tribe.
Mythological connection of Ullapgarh
It is believed that during Dwapar Yuga when Pandavas (5 brothers who had also fought the great war of Mahabharata) went to 'Agyaatvaas' (staying in disguise) had a brief stay out of their total 12 years of 'Agyaatvaas' here in some caves of this hillock. It is also believed that the Arjun one of the greatest archer of pandava brothers married to Ullupi here.
Veer Surendrasai connection with Ullapgarh
According to locals, Veer Surendra Sai who was a freedom fighter and had fought for the freedom struggle against britishers also came here to hid when Britishers were chasing him.
Ullapgarh is a beautiful hillock surrounded by mountains and lush green forest. Sunset view from Ullapgarh top is one of the prime reason tourist flock to the spot.