Seat of the renowned Meitei rulers and standing stoic on the banks of Imphal River, the historic significance of Kangla Fort is indeed immense. This partly-in-ruins beautiful fort provides a closer glimpse into the rich cultural history of the state and people of Manipur. Located in the heart of the capital city of Imphal, this enchanting palace is indeed the pride of this important North-Eastern state and draws tourists in thousands.
Circled by greenish-blue moats and shaded by a host of giant trees, this popular sightseeing destination is considered as a holy place of worship for the people belonging to the Meetei community of the state of Manipur. This venue is home to mind-enthralling myths and anecdotes and charms locals and tourist alike. Its majestic gate welcomes you to a mystical ambience of bygone eras. Here, you will find many new additions, including huge life size figures of the popular mythical dragon, Kangla-sha. The spotlessly clean marble steps leading to the interiors of Ibudhou Pakangba Temple and take you into the inner sanctum which is highly serene and invokes the feelings of spirituality in one and all.
Take a walk in the now the partly-in-ruins temple of Shri Govindaji and Brindaban Chandra. There are many other unmissable structures in the vicinity of this fort. As you go along, you will be greeted by some amazing views of Mother Nature beyond. Along with all these bounties, you can also savor the delights offered by a museum located on the southern side of this complex. It is home to many interesting artifacts relevant to the culture and history of Manipur. Remember to take a leisurely stroll through a large rose garden that adorns the north-eastern side of the fort.
|Entry Fee||Rs 5/-|
|Timings||All days of the week 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|