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Visit Kangla Fort

Kangla in Imphal was the seat of kingly governance starting from the rule of the legendary God-king, Nongda Lairen Pakhangba in 33A.D to Maharaj Kulachandra in 1891A.D. Standing as Manipur's pride, the fort was captured by the British and post independence, it was occupied by the Assam Rifles till 2004. The fort is reminiscent of Manipur's rich history and speaks proudly of its culture and traditions.

Kangla in Imphal was the seat of kingly governance starting from the rule of the legendary God-king, Nongda Lairen Pakhangba in 33A.D to Maharaj Kulachandra in 1891A.D. Standing as Manipur's pride, the fort was captured by the British and post independence, it was occupied by the Assam Rifles till 2004. The fort is reminiscent of Manipur's rich history and speaks proudly of its culture and traditions.

Located close to the Imphal River, the Kangla Fort is a symbol of the state's glory. It was improvised and beautified by several successive kings. At present the fort is a major tourist attraction in the state and is immensely admired by art-lovers and history-buffs, as the Kangla Fort holds immense historical, religious and archaeological importance.
 

  • On 20 November 2004, the fort was handed by Assam Rifles to the state Governmnet of Manipur in presence of the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh.
  • It has since then been under constant renovation to bring back its lost heritage.
  • Spanning nearly 236.84acres of land, the Manipur Government has declared it as a protected area under the provision of “The Manipur Ancient and Historical Monument and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1976.”
  • Opening time: 07:00am to 05:00pm.

Timing

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

Experience Seekers ,Photo Fanatics, History Buffs

TIME SPENT

1-2 Hours

ENTRY FEE

Rs 2 Per Person

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Innate beauty
  • Altitude

    786 m
  • STD Code

    03852
  • Best Season

    Winters and onset of summers, September to April
  • State/Code

    /795001
  • LANGUAGES

    English, Manipuri, Hindi