Unlike the other international cherry blossom festivals, or even the domestic ones like the popular Indian International Cherry Blossom Festival held at Shillong, around the same time every year , this one is less crowded and hence gives you an opportunity to explore the cherry blossoms at peace. Also Manipur is a highly unexplored and underrated destination with lots of options to explore around. You can check here for things to do.
The Manipur Sangai festival is happening this year from 21st to 30th November.
The tickets per day start at just ₹30 per person. You can book them here!
How to reach:
The town of Mao is located 95 km from Imphal, the capital of Manipur. You can reach there using local state transport buses or private cabs. To reach Imphal, these are the options.
By Air: Nearest airport is Imphal Tulihal Airport, located about 8 km. away from the city centre. All major metros have regular flights to this airport daily or atleast every alternate day.
By Train: There is no railway station at Imphal. The nearest railway station is at Guwahati (486 km.) or Daotuhaja (365 km.). From there, you will have to take a private cab or a state transport bus to reach Imphal.
By Bus: You can reach Imphal in private or state transport buses from Guwahati (486 km.) or Dimapur (201 km.) via NH39.
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