Manipur is strategically located in the North-eastern corner of India bordering Myanmar. Nestled in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, the state is considered the Gateway to South East Asia.
The serene beauty of the state leaves every traveller spellbound that Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru once described the state as the ‘Land of Jewels’. Least touched and least discovered, the state is a promising tourist destination for adventure and nature lovers alike.
The State has a rich cultural past dating back to centuries. The Keibul Lamjao National Park in Manipur is the only floating national park in the world.
Richly endowed with the natural beauty of waterfalls, lakes, streams, evergreen forests surrounded by nine sub-Himalayan ranges that attract tourists from all over the world, Manipur is beautiful, calm and serene with it's most ecstatic simplicity. Loktak Lake, Sendra Island, INA Memorial, Keibul Lamjao National Park are some of the major tourist attractions in the state.
It is the birthplace of Raas Lila- a renowned form of classical dance which was created by Maharaja Bhagyachandra. Manipur is also the birthplace of modern Polo and the locals call this game ‘Sagol Kangjei’. It is a land of festivals and almost every month the people of Manipur get together to celebrate various festivals which reflects its rich culture, traditions and religious practices.
Manipur is an ideal tourist heaven throughout the year. The start of the winter season is believed to be the best time to visit Manipur, however, each season has its own perks and a fair share of adventures in Manipur. The breezy summers, moderate monsoon and chilly yet pleasant winters ensure that you don’t miss out on any major attraction in Manipur.
Apr - Jun: Min: 16° C / Max: 35° C
Jul - Sep: Min: 20° C / Max: 30° C
Oct - Mar: Min: 4° C / Max: 22° C
Imphal has a untouched charm surrounding its natural beauty, sceneries and landscapes as well as a significant history leaving hints of the past around the city.
Manipur is blened with the majestic Loktak Lake, the strategic location of Moreh town, the uniqueness of the floating Keibul-Lamjao National Park and the Sangai Deer, the beauty of the and Dzukou Lilies, along with the naturally formed limestone caves, pristine green hills and valleys, meandering rivers, cascading rapids, exotic flora & fauna complimented by a rich arts and culture, folklore, myths and legends, indigenous games and artistic handloom and handicrafts.
Moirang is just 45 km away and it is here that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose first hoisted the flag of the Indian National Army (INA) on Indian soil. Some of the other important places of visit are INA memorial, Manipur State museum, Kangla Fort, Langthabal, war cemeteries, Shri Govindjee temple as well as the Waithou and Loktal lake. Manipur Zoological gardens and Keibul Lamjao National park are also places one might not want to miss
Chandel, also known as Lamka is tiny, but a scenic district in the North-Eastern state of Manipur. Situated along the lines of the international border separating India and Myanmar..
it has come to be known as Gateway to Myanmar. It’s famous for being home to more than 20 native tribes. Chandel is a wisp of culture and traditions, given the huge number of tribes that live here. Each tribe offers a unique identity to the area, where colours of their cultures are blown out in all directions.
Apart from being home to a large number of plant and animal species, Chandel is known for its numerous varieties of Orchid, several Ornamental plants, and some very useful medicinal plants. Some of the important places of visit are Yangoupopi-Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary, Tengnoupal and Moreh.