Top 4 Places to visit in Manipur

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Best things to do in Manipur and sightseeing in Manipur

This is a state in the North- Eastern part of India with its capital city of Imphal and is rated as one of the best tourist places of recent times in India. It seems Mother Nature blessed this place with both hands and the beauty of Manipur is incomparable. The state is surrounded by blue- green hills and the greenery is remarkable. There are not many historical attractions but the natural beauty compensates for this limitation. For a perfect peaceful getaway in the midst of nature, Manipur is an ideal option. This state mainly depends on the Tourism Industry apart from agriculture and the government has taken all sort of steps to develop he conditions and facilties for tourists who visit Manipur. The lakes, forests, national parks and all other locations are each better than another. Manipur is also known as the 'Switzerland of the East' and handicrafts from Manipur are famous all over the country. The main population here are of the Meities, Nagas, Kuki- Chin-Mizos, Gorkhas and a certain Muslim Community. The indegenous practices by the tribals and their rustic lifestyles are a bliss to have a close experience.

Moreh - Manipur

A border town, Moreh is situated right on the India- Myanmar border and is fast emerging as an important trade centre. The land here belonged to the historic Kawbong Valley civilization and is still a part of the place known as the Kawbong Valley. The natural beauty is remarkable and the diversity of cultures here is also another major thing to notice. Apart from local populations of Burmese, Chin, Kuki and Mizo, there are also many Punjabis, Tamil, Marwaris, Telegu, Meities, Nagas and Pandels. Moreh is known as India's Gateway to the South- East and also as the Commercial Capital of Manipur.
Sanjay Madan

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Border town between India and Burma. You can cross border here at mere 10 rupees provided you come back to India by same evening. A great place for shopping.
Onkar Tendulkar

838 Followers, 29 Reviews


A town to cross the border to Mayanmar. Requires Visa and other documentation to cross the border. The Indo-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Moreh connects India to Kalewa in Myanmar's Sagaing Division. The highway on the Myanmar side is intended to run up to Mandalay but it is in bad shape. Since its mostly a trade route, it can still help riders with proper documents & visa to cross the border and enter Mayanmar.
Sushant Panda

570 Followers, 42 Reviews


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Loktak Lake - Manipur

This is the largest freshwater lake in India and also one of the largest in the world. The only floating National Park, the Keibul Lam Jao National Park floats on this lake. Another important feature of this lake are the Phumdis which float on the lake in a large number. These look like islands but are not as they are thick depositions of organic waste and mud particles which have formed patches of vegetation known as phumdis. You will also see huts floating on these phumdis and sometimes blown away by the winds. The Lokatk Lake is about 50 km away from Imphal, the state capital and is an important tourist attraction.
George Thengummoottil

13 Followers, 22 Reviews


If you have seen the movie Life of Pi, you will know what I am talking about - an island of weeds floating in a lake. An island with weeds so dense that you can step on it, walk through it and even build structures in it. There are many such islands, of Phumdis, on Loktak lake, the largest being the Keibul Lamjao, Sendra and Phubula. It is unlike anything I have seen before, or am likely to see again.
Yamini Vijendran

292 Followers, 36 Reviews


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Keibul Lamjao National Park - Manipur

Known as the only floating National Park in the whole world, this is located in the Bishnupur District of Manipur. The park was set up in the year 1975 and the main aim was to protect the Sangai Deer which has since then increased by a huge percentage. Being in a tropical zone, trees are pretty basic here like anywhere else and you can also find grasslands here. The other animals here include wild goat, leopard cat, hog deer and fishing cat. This is a major tourist attraction of Manipur and is well connected with Koirang which is the nearest town. Dimapur is the main railway station which has good communication facilities with other parts of the country.
The Keibul National Park is located in Manipur. It is probably the world’s only ‘floating’ national park. It comprises of 40 sq. km. of wetland overgrown with 1.5 m. deep floating vegetation (called phumdi). This is the only natural park which refuges the dancing deer, which was thought to be an extinct species for a long time. Unfortunately we couldn’t see any. The best part of the Keibul National park was the trek through the forest walking through the phumdis. However, it is not entirely safe because they are not hard ground and some places might be just a few centimeters thick. But that just makes it even more exciting, doesn't it ?
Rohan Pratap Dash

187 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
January- April
Things to do
wildlife safaris, photography
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Willong Khullen - Manipur

India's very own Stonehenge. The stones have been erected by the forefathers of Manipuri people, and are said to be connected to Mythology.
Yamini Vijendran

292 Followers, 36 Reviews


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