Jewel Of India: Manipur’s Top Tourist Places To Visit
Guwahati: A nature’s gift to India, Manipur is a state in northeast with the capital city of Imphal with a land area of 22,327 square km, is also one of the Seven Sister states.
It is bordered on the north by Nagaland, on the south by Mizoram and on the west by Assam. It also shares boundaries with two Myanmar regions: Sagaing Region on the east and Chin State on the south.
Hill tribes have their own myths, folklore, and folk tales. At different times in its history, Manipur was known as Tilli-Koktong, Poirei-Lam, Sanna-Leipak, Mitei-Leipak, Meitrabak, or Manipur (present day).
Manipur is popularly known as ‘Jewel of India’ is also a cultural melting pot. It is the birthplace of Polo, the sport and the birthplace of Ras Lila, a classical dance form.
There are numerous areas to visit in the state that are blessed with nature’s bounty, friendly locals, and a variety of sightseeing and activities.
Here is a list of the best spots to visit in Manipur that you should not miss.
Imphal is an obvious destination to visit in Manipur, but it deserves to be included in the list of beautiful places in Manipur. This is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Northeast India. Imphal is located in the centre of Manipur, surrounded by the splendour of hilltops and foothills. Head to the valleys for great views of the area, which include key landmarks such as the Manipur State Museum, Kangle Palace, and Polo Ground.
There are many more attractions in Imphal like Loktak Lake, Kangla Fort, Red Hill Lokpaching, Manipur State Museum, Sirohi National Park, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur Zoological Gardens, Matai Garden, Khonghampat Orchidarium and Shree Govindajee Temple.
Ukhrul is one of the top destinations to visit in Manipur because of its picturesque beauty. Trekking and visiting a tea garden are two of the most popular activities in Ukhrul.
Nillai Tea Estate, Kachou Phung Lake, Shirui Kashong Peak, Khangkhui Cave and Khayang Peak are the among attraction of Ukhrul.
Thoubal, one of Manipur’s most well-known destinations, is a favourite among trekkers who enjoy getting lost in beautiful surroundings.
The roads here are surrounded with banyan trees and are flanked by lakes and rivers. Even the natives appear to enjoy planting, as fruit-bearing plants may be found on the verandahs of the houses.
Chandel, Myanmar’s entry point, is surrounded by natural beauty. The place also has a diverse cultural atmosphere and is one of the most beautiful spots to visit in Manipur. The mist-laden grasses and delicate sunlight greet you along the route, making an early morning trek here a true retreat.
Churachandpur or Lamka, Manipur’s second largest town and a well tourist destination, is rich in both ethnicity and natural beauty.
Tonglen Cave, Ngaloi Falls, and Tipaimukh are among the fascinating locales and tourist sites in Churachandpur.
Kakching, the state’s business hub, is one of the top places to visit in Manipur. Come over during the Haraoba Festival to get a better idea of the local culture; locals dress up as deities and enact the story of the creation of the universe.
For nature enthusiasts, Dzukou Valley is one of the most beautiful spots to visit in Manipur, India. The valley, which is covered in various coloured flowers, is what dreams are made of.
The valley is called for the Dzukou lily, a rare flower found only in this area and located on the border between Manipur and Nagaland.
The Leimaram Waterfall is among beautiful waterfalls in Manipur. Because of its beautiful views and peaceful atmosphere, it has become a popular tourist destination.
There are three waterfalls to greet you in all their glory.