The traveller’s season is from October to February, when it’s typically sunny while not being hot and too humid. Its boundaries include by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; the country, Burma (Myanmar) lies to its east.
The state covers a region of 22,327 sq. kilometres and has a population of just about three million. Here we tend to gift to you high ten places to visit in Manipur.
1. Loktak Lake, Keibul Lamjao National Park and Sendra Island
It is the biggest fresh lake in Northeast India, and is known for the phumdis floating over it. The lake, in fact, has an intrinsic influence on the economy of communities World Health Organization inhabit the environment of the lake by its natural manufacture like fish and other styles of vegetables from the leafage round the lake.
A glimpse of the deer in this unique wetland ecosystem is a must for any wildlife enthusiast. Sendra, although a small hillock entangled by the lake-water on all sides is linked with the mainland through a pathway.
2. INA Museum
Moirang is a small town in the Indian state of Manipur. It is situated approximately 45 km south of the state capital Imphal. It has an area of 269 km2 with a population of 62,187 (BPL Survey) in 67 villages.
The INA Museum at Moirang is a treasure of relics connected with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s struggle against British imperialism to emancipate the Indian motherland and it displays wartime relics and photographs.
3. Kangla Fort
The Palace of Kangla is an old palace at Imphal. It has historical as well as archaeological significance which makes it a great tourist attraction.
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 Meitei.
4. Imphal War Cemetery
The Imphal War Cemetery is located in Imphal in a small
locality of Dewlahland 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away from the Imphal International Airport. The cemetery has 1,600 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and is maintained by the British Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Earl Louis Mountbatten described the battle fought at Imphal and Kohima as “probably one of the greatest battles in history”. In 2013, the Battle of Kohima and Imphal was voted as one of the greatest battles in history, based on a national survey conducted by the National Army Museum.
5.Manipur State Museum
The Manipur State Museum, inaugurated in 1969 by Indira Gandhi, the then prime minister of India, is a major tourist attraction of the state. The museum has galleries that house materials of natural history, ethnology, and archaeology.
The museum’s collection includes tribal ornaments,Manipur textiles,agricultural equipments and other items of cultural relevance to the state.
The most striking feature of the place is Hiyang Hiren, a royal boat which is 78 feet long, situated in an open gallery.
6. Shree Govindji Temple
It is the largest Hindu, Vaishnav temple in Imphal city. Twin domes, a paved courtyard, and a large raised congregation hall form a perfectbackdrop for priests who descend the steps, to accept offerings from devotees in the courtyard.
The shrines of Lord Krishna and Balaram and Jagannath flank the two sides of the presiding deity. Early hours Prayer (Aarti) is a must for devoted followers.
7. Khwairamband Bazar/ Ima Market
Ima Market in Manipur, is probably the only market in the world that is run by all women; a place where equality is preached and practiced. In this Ima’s market around 3,000 or more Imas or mothers are running the stalls.
It is split into two sections on either side of a road. Vegetables, fruits, fishes and household groceries are sold on one side and exquisite hand loom and household tools on the other side.
8. ISKCON, Imphal
ISKCON Imphal or Sri Sri Radha Krishnacandra Temple is situated near the banks of Imphal River and is a renowned place for worshipping Lord Krishna and it is built in more of a Buddhist style. The idols and carvings on the woodwork adoring the temple are very beautiful.
The continuous chanting of Hare Rama Hare Krishna can be heard in the temple premises that is well decorated with flowers and colorful lighting during the Janmasthami festival and Rath Yatra that is celebrated annually as Kang and Kanglen. Huge number of devotees gather at the temple and chant the holy hymns of Lord Krishna on festival days.
The temple remains open from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm on all days and is open to all.
9. Shaheed Minar
It is located in Bir Tikendrajit Park in the heart of Imphal city, Saheed or Shahid Minar is a tall monument dedicated to the spirit of the patriotic Meitei and tribal martyrs, who sacrificed their lives while fighting the British in 1891, is commemorated by this tall Minar at Bir Tikendrajit Park in the heart of Imphal city.
There is a monument with 3 pillars in memory of the historic event of hanging of Manipur crown prince, Tikendrajit Singh on August 1891 in the presence of some 10000 plus crowd of local Manipuris.
10. Manipur Zoological Garden
Manipur Zoological Garden is located around 8 km from Imphal in Lamphelpat. This garden was established on 2nd October 1976. Manipur Zoological Garden is home to about four hundred common and rare species of animals and birds.
Here apart from various endangered species, tourists can have an opportunity to see the graceful brow antlered deer (Sangai), one of the rarest & endangered species in the world, in sylvan surroundings.
It remains closed on Monday. In summers, the garden opens up at 10:00 am and closes at 4:30 pm. In winters, the visiting hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.