2 Old Ruins to explore in Imphal East
Imphal East District – a land of scenic beauty, enchanting landscape, salubrious climate and rich cultural heritage which has a great potential for the development of tourism. As a part of strengthening the tourism infrastructure, the Directorate of Tourism, Manipur is managing the tourist homes at Kaina for the accommodation of tourists visiting the area. Hotel Imphal at the heart of the town has been improved with modern amenities. The State Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology,
This is an old palace at Imphal in Manipur (Kangleipak). It was situated on both sides (western and eastern) of the bank of the Imphal River. But now it remains only on the western side of the bank. Only the ruins remain now. Kangla means "dry land" in old Meetei. It was the traditional seat of the past Meetei rulers of Manipur.
The Manipur State Museum in Imphal was inaugurated on 23rd September 1969. The museum comprises galleries of archaeological, ethnology and natural history. Visiting the museum, one could see the main feature of the museum which is like a 54-feet long royal boat called Hiyang Hiren, which you would find showcased in the open gallery. Not just this, but tourists from across the globe visiting the Manipur State Museum come across the historical dossiers, war weapons etc.