• Country: India
  • Region: East India
  • Formation: 21 January 1972
  • Capital: Imphal
  • Largest city: Imphal
  • Area: 22,327 km2
  • Population: 2,855,794
  • Literacy: 79.21%
  • Average Climate: 0°C – 36°C

Tourist Places and Travel Destinations in Manipur

Travel Guide To Manipur: Experience The Never Before Manipur

Tourism In Manipur

Manipur in North East India has been growing as a tourist destination, as it’s beauty lies in mountains, hills, waterfalls, sunny valleys, calming lakes, exotic flowers and rich culture. So, if you are looking for some different holiday experience, then choose Manipur for it’s natural beauty.

History

Ancient literature such as Mahabharata mentions Manipur as the place where Arjuna meets and falls in love with Chitrangada. Shiva and Parvati are part of the legendary Khamba-Thoibi love story in Manipur tradition.

Moreover, there have been several kings of Manipur in different periods from 1729 to 1949. According to one of the history, Meitei people have lived in the valleys of Manipur alongside the highlander Hao in the hills and valley in peace.

In the 19th century, the British empire conquered Manipur and it also witnessed the World War II. The Manipur Constitution Act of 1947 established a democratic form of government. Manipur became part of the Republic of India in October, 1949.It was made a union territory in 1956 and declared a state in 1972, with Mohammed Alimuddin becoming it’s first Chief Minister.

Location

Manipur is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Burma (Myanmar) lies to its east.

Fairs And Festivals

The Lai Haroaba Manipur dance festival showcases the folk dances of Manipur. Other festivals celebrated here are Lui-ngai-ni Ningol Chakouba, Yaoshang, Gan-ngai, Chumpha, Cheiraoba, Kang and Heikru Hidongba, as well as the broader religious festivals Eid-Ul-Fitr, Eid-Ul-Adha and Christmas.

Did You Know

The Sourashtra – Silchar Super Highway Project is being extended to Moreh, the border town Manipur has with Myanmar. With the proposed Moreh to Mae Sot (Thailand) highway coming up, Manipur is poised to become the Gateway to the South-East Asia.

Best Time To Visit

To experience the best of Manipur, come and visit it during the Sangai Festival that is held annually from 21 to 30 November.

How To Reach

Manipur is connected to other areas by daily flights through Imphal airport, the second largest in northeastern India. It can be reached through roadways and railways as well.

Tourist Attractions

Imphal for it’s zoos, shopping zones, temples, gardens and unforgettable nightlife experience.

Other attractions are Loktak lake, Tamenglong waterfalls, Moirang for museums, lakes, culture, temples and history.

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