A few months back a friend of mine tagged me in a page in Instagram that was arranging a moonlight camping trip in Kwatha Village. The village is hardly twenty minutes from my place and I had no idea something like this happened so close to my home. I was already about to complete two years in Manipur and it was for the first time that I had come across a tour and travel company that was doing something so unique in Manipur.
Being honest, from the first-day experience of my arrival to this place, I wasn't really sure if it would be a very tourist friendly state. And this impression was not my fault as I arrived during the Economic Blockade! As I came out of the Imphal Airport the capital looked secluded, empty and to an extant scary. But that is 2016 December I am talking about... and when I sit down to write this blog in 2019, it is phenomenal how far this place has come in just two years! In the last two years... I met some amazing people, made some lifelong friends, explored every corner of this place like no other and fell in love with this place hopelessly! But that is a different story... and maybe some other day.
Today I am here to write about one of the best experience I had in Manipur and also my first travel collaboration!
I kept seeing this travel company arranging some incredible and unique travel experiences in and around Manipur. Just 6 - 7 months old, their work had caught my eye! I was impressed and equally eager to experience their service. Of all the trips and camps, they arranged, something that caught my attention was spending the night on a phumdi(floating island) in Loktak Lake.