Kangla Fort

Kangla Fort

About Kangla Fort

Situated on the banks of the Imphal River, Kangla Fort is a historical landmark in the city of Imphal, Manipur. The fort was originally built in the early 18th century by the Meitei king, Pamheiba. It is said that the fort was used as a military stronghold and as a place of exile for political prisoners. The fort is now a tourist attraction and is open to visitors from 9am to 5pm. There is an entrance fee of Rs.10 for Indian nationals and Rs.100 for foreigners. The fort is home to a number of historical monuments, including the Royal Palace, the Maha Thaman Khongbal Temple, and the Kangla Museum. The Royal Palace is a two-storey structure that was used by the kings of Manipur as a residence and as a place of administration. The Maha Thaman Khongbal Temple is a Hindu temple that was built in the late 18th century. The Kangla Museum is a museum of local history that exhibits artefacts from the Meitei kingdom. There is a small market near the fort where visitors can buy souvenirs. There are also several restaurants and hotels nearby.

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