Manipur, the northeastern state of India, is known for its natural beauty and traditional culture. This state is known for its natural beauty, traditional culture and historical sites. Imphal, the capital of Manipur, is also its identity.

Imphal City is surrounded by lush green valleys and beautiful hills on all sides. The natural beauty here attracts so much that crores of tourists come here every year. If you too are going to Manipur for some work or to visit, then you must explore the forts present here.

Not only will you have a great time visiting the forts, but you will also get to know the history of the forts. However, to know the history, you can explore Kangla Fort, which is discussed a lot in books.

Know about Kangla Fort

This Kangla Fort of Manipur and Imphal is known throughout North-East India for its culture and artwork. Therefore, in its initial phase, Kangla was recognized as the ancient capital of Manipur. It is said that Kangla Fort was once the capital of the rulers of some dynasties.

This fort has been built, at the entry gate of which two lion statues have been made. You will also get to see many museums here, you will get to see things related to ancient rulers here, these statues have been kept in the museum. It is said that this fort was built in 1632 AD, and was under the control of Assam Rifles till 2003.

What is the structure of Kangla Fort?

The structure of Kangla Fort is quite good, it is situated on the banks of the Imphal River. For a long time, the Manipur kings had a royal polo ground inside the Kangla Fort. The fort is surrounded by a moat. Good and baked bricks have been used to build the fort.

It was twenty feet long, with 3 entry gates. There are 2 gates on the west side and 1 gate on the south side, one of which is connected to a canal of Sri-Sri Govind Ji temple.

Why is this fort as famous as Kangla?

Kangla Fort, also known as Kangla Palace. This fort is a symbol of the greatness of Manipur, situated near the banks of river Imphal. Kangla in Manipuri or Meitei means 'dry land'.

Kangla Fort is an old palace located in Imphal, the capital of Manipur. It has interesting architecture, war remains and historical objects.

How to reach Manipur?

To go to Manipur you will have to take a flight or bus because there is no direct train to Manipur. By flight, it will take you 2 hours and 55 minutes to reach Imphal from New Delhi. You can plan to go to Manipur with AirAsia, Jet Airways, Indigo etc.

At the same time, to go to Manipur, you can easily get a bus from New Delhi, from which you can go directly to Imphal and from here you can take a taxi to go to the fort.

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