There was a time when I was addicted to visiting North East India. Every year I would plan a trip. In March 2016, I made some calls to my friend Dennis, who is a Manipuri, and made up my mind to go for one of the most celebrated festival in Manipur called Youshang.
Youshang happens around Holi, and lasts 5 days. However, I had decided to take 12 days off and stay. He had convinced me that I needed to see all 5 days of the festival and attend a over night hike to Bharuni hill which happens only on one day. I am a freelancer, so the only person I need to take permission from is my self for such a long vacation. So there I was ready to literally have a staycation in Manipur.
One of the attractions that I was keen on was the LOKTAK lake. It is the largest fresh water lake in South Asia, laced with circular hydro plant formations called "Phumdi" which can even be seen when you are descending into Imphal from the flight.