Rightly called as the “Jeweled Town”, the picturesque land Manipur welcomes you with its rich culture, ethnicity and tradition. The naturally beautiful Manipur is situated in the northeastern part of India, bordered by Myanmar, Nagaland, Mizoram and Assam. The state is surrounded by mountains on all sides making it as a low-lying basin.
Majorly habituated by the tribal origins called Meiti, Manipur is one of the very few states very close to nature and has been keen on preserving the natural resources. People traveling to Manipur will be amazed by the stunningly beautiful lakes, islands, hills, valleys, natural caves, waterfalls and the sanctuaries dotted across the state. The moderate climate accompanied by the Greenery beautifies Manipur portraying the finer aspects as martial arts, dance, theatre, sculpture and especially the royal game introduced to the Europeans from Manipur, the Polo.
The promising tourist destination Imphal is the state capital preferred for its serene beauty and sceneic places. The war cemeteries, polo grounds, orchidarium, the museum run by the State Governement and most importantly the Govindajee temple are the places to be never missed during your tour to Manipur.
The renowned tourist destination flocked by tourists across the world is the Loktak Lake situated at a forty minutes’ drive from the state capital Imphal. This is the world’s largest floating fresh water lake with its Phumdis and designated as the Wetland of International Importance.
The highest hill station of the state is Ukhrul. The caves and the hills in Ukhrul attracts large number of tourists every year. The water falls and the sanctuaries add more beauty to Manipur. Sirohi National Park, Manipur Zoological Garden and the adventure activities are the major sources of attractions in Manipur.
Shopping in Manipur will be a pleasant experience. The shopping zones with wide variety of options give you a memorable experience. Especially, the huge market place fully run by women called the Ima Market will give you an entirely different experience. The market has everything to buy, right from the homemade items to luxury apparels and the list goes endless. The entire operations of the market are taken care by the women promoting more number of women entrepreneurs in the state.
Come to Manipur, the state will inundate you with all its divine beauty and charismatic tranquility.