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First project North East Circuit Imphal & Khongjom launched: Details, Highlights



First project North East Circuit Imphal & Khongjom launched under Swadesh Darshan Scheme- Details, Highlights

The first project under Swadesh Darshan Scheme ‘North East Circuit: Imphal and Khongjom’ was inaugurated in Manipur. The project covers two sites viz Kangla Fort and Khongjom in Manipur.

Under this project, Union Tourism Ministry has carried out works such as restoration and improvement of the outer and inner moat of old Govindajee Temple and rejuvenation of sacred ponds, reconstruction of the old rampart, among others.

Kangla Fort is one of the most important historic and archaeological sites of Manipur located in the heart of the capital city Imphal.

Kangla Fort had served as tradition seat of past Meetei rulers of Manipur till 1891.

The old Govindajee Temple is the largest Hindu, Vaishnav temple in Imphal city in Manipur. It is situated near to Kangla Fort, the palace of the former rulers of the then Manipur Kingdom. Its outer and inner moat and other relics are perfect reflections of the rich art and architectural heritage of Manipur.


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