Discover Manipur

Travel to Bishnupur, Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Jiribam, Kakching, Kamjong, Kangpokpi, Noney, Pherzawl, Senapati, Tamenglong, Tengnoupal, Thoubal, Ukhrul.

Manipur: Manipur, state of India, located in the northeastern part of the country. It is bordered by the Indian states of Nagaland to the north, Assam to the west, and Mizoram to the southwest and by Myanmar (Burma) to the south and east. Like other northeastern states, it is largely isolated from the rest of India. The name Manipur means “land of gems.” Its economy centres on agriculture and forestry, and trade and cottage industries also are important. The state capital is Imphal, located in the centre of the state. Area 8,621 square miles (22,327 square km). Pop. (2001) 2,293,896; (2011) 2,855,794.

Bishnupur: Bishnupur, the temple town in the Bankura district of West Bengal is welcoming you with its lavish heritage, proud culture, brilliant architecture and tales of terracotta. Adi Malla established the Malla dynasty. Jagat Malla, the 10th Malla king shifted his kingdom to Bishnupur. Due to short supply of stone in Bengal, burnt clay bricks came as a substitute and architects of Bengal found the new way of a beautiful craft known as ‘Terracotta’. During the seventeenth century, the art of terracotta reached its highest peak. Raja Jagat Malla and his descendants built numerous temples made of terracotta and stone art.

Most Famous Places In Bishnupur: Rasmancha, Jor Bangla Temple, Lalji Temple, Madan Mohan Temple, Radhashyam Temple, Radha Gobinda Temple, Radha Madhav Temple, Nandalal Temple, Jor Mandir Temples, Shyam Rai Temple, Bishnupur Museum, Kalachand Temple, Murali Mohan Temple, Dalmadal Cannon, Susunia Hill, Jhilimili, Jayrambati, Hadal-Narayanpur

Rasmancha: At a distance of 1.5 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Rasmancha is a historical monument located in the town of Bishnupur, West Bengal. Surrounded by a well-maintained garden, it is the oldest brick temple and the only temple of its kind in the whole country.  Rasmancha was built by Malla King Bir Hambir in 1600 CE. The temple has a unique and unparalleled structure. This monument stands on a raised square laterite plinth with a pyramidal superstructure. The temple is surrounded by smaller Bengali-styled hut-like structures. The temple has one inner chamber housing the idols of Radha-Krishna. The inner sanctum of the temple is enclosed by three circumambulatory galleries which are surmounted by a colossal pyramidal structure. Further, these majestic pyramidal structures are embellished with exquisite terracotta work and motifs. It is enclosed by a passageway. There are some big cannons that date back to the Malla period.

Jor Bangla Temple: At a distance of 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Jor Bangla Temple is an ancient temple located in Bishnupur, West Bengal. It is one of the top historical places in West Bengal and among the best places to experience Bishnupur tourism. At a distance of 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Jor Bangla Temple is an ancient temple located in Bishnupur, West Bengal. It is one of the top historical places in West Bengal and among the best places to experience Bishnupur tourism.

Lalji Temple: At a distance of 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Lalji Temple is an ancient temple located in Bishnupur, West Bengal. Situated near Jor Bangla Temple, it is one of the prominent terracotta temples of Bishnupur. Lalji Temple was built in 1658 CE by Malla king Bir Singha II in Eka-Ranta style. This temple has been devoted to Radha-Krishna. This temple bears similar architectural concepts like many of the earlier temples. It is built on a square raised plinth, consisting of ornamental stucco decorations on low relief carvings. Descriptive and ornamental arches and an encompassment around the temple are a typical feature of the temple.

Madan Mohan Temple: At a distance of 3 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Madan Mohan Temple is one of the ancient temples located in Bishnupur town of West Bengal. It is one of the most beautiful historical temples in West Bengal and among the prime places to visit in Bishnupur as part of Kolkata Tour Packages. The temple of Madan Mohan was constructed by Malla King Durjana Singh Deva in 1694 AD for his family deities of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. Built-in Eka-Ratna style, the temple has a square flat roof with curved cornices and a pinnacle over the top. It is relatively a bigger Eka-Ratna temple compared to other similar temples in Bishnupur and one of the most renowned temples in the town. The present temple was built after the original temple was damaged due to a massive earthquake in 1820.

Radhashyam Temple: At a distance of 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Radha Shyam Temple is the famous terracotta temple in Bishnupur, West Bengal. Located near Jor Bangla Temple, it is one of the popular temples to visit in Bishnupur. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the temple was built during the reign of King Chaitanya Singha in 1758 CE. The Radhashyam temple in Bishnupur is known for the terracotta style of architecture. This south-facing temple has a curved roof with a single tower that crowns the square structure of the building. Radha Shyam Temple is situated within a walled premise with a unique gateway structure. The front and the back surface of the gateway has superb terracotta carvings, mostly in the floral pattern.

Radha Gobinda Temple: At a distance of 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Radha Gobinda Temple is an old temple located in Bishnupur, West Bengal. Situated near Jor Mandir Temple, it is one of the ancient architectural marvels of Bishnupur. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Radha Govinda Temple was built by Krishna Singh, son of Gopal Singha, in 1729 AD. It is an Ekaratna temple, built of laterite and consists of a square lower storey in the thatched-hut fashion of Bengal Temple architecture with a curvilinear tower above it. The facade of the temple is profusely carved. The decorative motifs include floral patterns, puranic scenes, and many geometrical depictions.

Radha Madhav Temple: At a distance of 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Stand, Radha Madhav Temple is an ancient temple situated at Dalmadal Para in Bishnupur town of West Bengal. Just opposite to Radha Gobinda Temple, it is one of the popular places of heritage in West Bengal and among the top places to visit in Bishnupur. Radha Madhav temple is a beautiful laterite temple built in the Ek-Ratna architecture style. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, the temple was built by Malla rulers in the year 1737 CE. It consists of a square lower storey with a curved roof surmounted by a single sikhara. The temple has exquisite ornamentation, particularly in its front wall. Currently, there is no deity inside the temple.

Nandalal Temple: At a distance of 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Stand, Nandalal Temple is an ancient temple situated at Dalmadal Para in Bishnupur town of West Bengal. Located near Jor Mandir Temples, it is one of the popular places of heritage in West Bengal and among the top places to visit in Bishnupur. One of the seven Ek-Ratna temples in Bishnupur, Nandalal Temple is surrounded by a lush green garden. The fact about the creator of this temple is unknown. However, it is believed that the temple was built in the 17th century. The south-facing temple has a square ground plan with a single tower resting on a curved roof characteristic of Bengal-type. There is very little ornamentation of the lower relief of the arches of the front facade. Currently, there is no deity inside the temple.

Jor Mandir Temples: At a distance of 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Stand, Jor Mandir Temples is an ancient temple complex situated at Dalmadal Para in Bishnupur town of West Bengal. It is one of the popular places of heritage in West Bengal and among the prime Bishnupur Tourist Places. Jor Mandir is a complex of three temples that were built by the Malla King Gopal Singha in the year 1726 CE. These three laterite temples represent the prevalent local thatched hut-type architecture. All these temples are square, and constructed on a raised platform and surmounted by a single sikhara with a sloping roof.

Shyam Rai Temple: At a distance of 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Stand, Shyam Rai Temple is an ancient temple situated within the fort of Bishnupur. Located near Jor Bangla Temple, it is one of the popular temples in Bishnupur and among the must-see places to experience Bishnupur tourism. Popularly known as Pancha Ratna Temple, Shyam Rai Temple was built by King Raghunath Singha in the year 1643 AD. Like most of the temples in Bishnupur, this is also dedicated to Lord Krishna. Maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, the temple is an example of the Pancha Ratna (Five gems) architecture and is surrounded by a beautiful garden. This is the most profusely carved temple in Bishnupur.

Bishnupur Museum: At a distance of 1 km from Jor Bangla Temple and 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Bishnupur Museum is a museum located at Dalmadal Para in Bishnupur town of West Bengal. Officially known as Acharya Jogesh Chandra Purakriti Bhawan, it is one of the prime places to visit in Bishnupur. Established in 1951, Bishnupur Museum is the only museum in the entire district of Bankura related to art and archaeology. The museum is now under the control of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Ministry of Information and Culture, Government of West Bengal. The museum has nearly 5000 manuscripts, 100 sculptures of the 10th-12th century CE, British history and several invaluable specimens of textiles, various photographs, and folk arts and crafts.

Kalachand Temple: At a distance of 1 km from Jor Mandir Temples and 2 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Kalachand Temple is an ancient temple located in Bishnupur, West Bengal. Situated near Radha Madhav Temple, it is one of the must-visit places in Bishnupur as part of Kolkata Tour Packages. Built-in 1656 AD, the marvelous Kalachand Temple was built by King Raghunatha Singha in the Ek-Ratna architectural style with laterite stone. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this is the last and the oldest of the laterite structures in Bishnupur. The temple stands on a square platform and the shrine is surmounted by a shikhara on a sloping roof. The frontal facade contains bas-reliefs depicting scenes from Krishna Lila, Puranas and contemporary life. This Ekaratna temple is enclosed by a double compound wall in bricks now in ruins. Sadly, the temple does not house any deity currently.

Murali Mohan Temple: At a distance of 2.5 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Murali Mohan Temple is a Hindu temple located in the town of Bishnupur, West Bengal. It is one of the ancient temples built by Malla Kings in Bishnupur and among the must-visit places for history lovers as part of Kolkata Tour Packages. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, Murali Mohan Temple was built in 1665 AD by Shiromani Devi, the queen of Bir Singha II. This is a south-facing Ek-Ratna temple built with laterite. This is one of the seven Ek-Ratna temples located in Bishnupur. It is square on plan and the sanctum is surmounted by a sikhara instead of an arched cover. This temple is quite different from other temples, as walls surround the first floor and it has a pillared corridor on all four sides. This type of open pathway is rare in Bengali temples. The roof looks like the roof of ordinary houses.

Dalmadal Cannon: At a distance of 1.5 km from Bishnupur Bus Station, Dalmadal Cannon is one of the famous cannon located in Bishnupur, West Bengal. Situated near Chinnamasta Temple and Jor Mandir Temples, it is one of the popular historical attractions in Bishnupur. ‘Dal Madal’ means ‘destruction of the enemy’. It is a big cannon made of wrought iron and believed to have been fired by the God Madan Mohan himself when the Marathas attacked Bishnupur in the 17th Century during the reign of King Gopal Singha. Dalmadal is the biggest one built by the Malla kings of Bengal and has not rusted with time with the outer diameter of 66.5 cm.

Susunia Hill: At a distance of 28 km from Bankura and 65 km from Bishnupur, Susunia hill is situated at Susunia village in Bankura district of West Bengal. It is one of the ideal picnic spots for the people residing in the surrounding areas. Placed at an altitude of 1442 feet, Susunia is a part of the Eastern Ghats. The entire hill is covered with a rich flora of beautiful shrubbery, majestic trees, and rare medicinal plants. The hill is famous for rock climbing and trekking. During winters, trekking and camping activities are arranged on the Susunia Hill. Enveloped in the ranges of the Eastern Ghats and resting amidst the lush greenery, spending a day on this hill is the perfect way to escape the loud and polluted airs of the city.

Jhilimili: At a distance of 78 from Bankura and 95 km from Bishnupur, Jhilimili is a magnificent tourist place in Bankura district of West Bengal. Also known as Darjeeling of South Bengal, it is one of the unique spots in West Bengal and among the popular tourist places to experience Bishnupur tourism. jhilimili is famous for its dense forests and natural beauty. Jhilimili, in Bengali, means ‘sparkle’ and is said that the place partially derives its name from the ‘sparkle’ of the soil. The place is situated on a hillock and amidst thick, dense forests of varying heights.

Jayrambati: At a distance of 41 km from Bishnupur and 75 km from Bankura, Jayrambati is a religious and tourist destination located in Bankura district of West Bengal. It is one of the best places in West Bengal and among the important tourist places to visit near Bishnupur. Jayrambati is the birthplace of Ma Sarada Devi, wife of Ramakrishna Paramhansa. She is worshipped as the Holy Mother by the followers of Sri Ramakrishna. Surrounded by lush green trees and shrubs, it is an offbeat but stunning tourist destination.

Hadal-Narayanpur: At a distance of 47 km from Bishnupur and 59.5 km from Bankura, Hadal & Narayanpur are the twin villages located in Bankura district of West Bengal. Situated on the banks of the Bodai River, it is one of the famous places to visit near Bishnupur. Hadal and Narayanpur are situated side by side and belongs to the same administrative division. It is said that the village was first established by one ‘Murokata’ Chakraborty, who literally cut down trees to start up the village. The village is famous for the Mandal family terracotta temples that comprise of Barataraf, Mejotaraf, and the Chhototaraf temples.

Chandel: Chandel District came into existence on May 13, 1974. The District lies in the south-eastern part of Manipur at 24o40′ N Latitude and 93o50′ E Longitude. It is the border district of the state with an area of 2,100 sq. km. Its neighbors are Myanmar (erstwhile Burma) on the south and east, Ukhrul district on the north, Churachandpur district on the south and west, and Thoubal district on the north. It is about 64 km. away from Imphal. The National Highway No. 39 passes through this district. The district is inhabited by several communities. It is sparsely inhabited by about 20 different tribes. They are scattered all over the district. Prominent tribes in the district are Anal, Lamkang, Kuki, Moyon, Monsang, Chothe, Thadou, Paite, Maring and Zou etc.

Most Famous Places In Chandel: Langol Peak Garden, Yangoupokpi – Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary, Tengnoupal, Moreh

Langol Peak Garden:  About 60 kms drive from the heart of Imphal city along the Indo-Myanmar road, surrounded by beautiful landscape, hillocks and breathe taking sceneries, Tlanglhungbung Leikol or Langol Peak garden lies in the Langol Village of Machi Sub-Division in Chandel District . It is said that in legendary myth Khamba-Thoibi of Manipur, Thoibi came to pick the very special flowers known as Thoibi-Lei from this peak. It is also a historical site for the World War 2 where allied force put up their camps. Langol Peak or Tlanglhungbung is now becoming one of the favourite tourist centres in Manipur.

Yangoupokpi – Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary: Founded in 1989, this wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 185 sq km and is home to multiple species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians as well as fish. This sanctuary is one the nine identified Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Manipur. The IBA is of critical importance for environmental conservationists and bird watchers as it is the only place where the endangered Green Peafowl can still be sighted.

Tengnoupal: Located 69 kms from Imphal and 20 kms from Chandel town is the hilly town of Tengnoupal. The main tourist spot here is Tengnoupal which provides a bird’s eye view of the entire valley of Manipur, from an altitude of 2,500 to 10,000 feet. It is also a popular excursion site for some tourists along with providing a serene atmosphere for others.It is the highest point from where the entire state of Manipur can be observed, including lush and deep valleys. The town is replete with scenic beauty, housing many lakes and tourists frequent it for enjoying moments of solace and silence amidst nature. Rivers Barak and Manipur flow through the town, traversing North to South.

Moreh: At the border of India and Myanmar, this strategically located area is well known for the business units that have sprung up, making it the commercial town of Manipur. It is also known for its natural beauty. Visited by tourists and businessmen alike, Moreh is a strategically important town, located at the Indo-Myanmar border 70 kms away from the Chandel town. It’s a sizable commercial hub in North-Eastern India, bringing in traders from all over the country for cross-border trade. Imphal also lies close by, only 110 km away and those visiting Chandel can easily plan a trip to Imphal as well. With a visa for Myanmar, visitors can go over the border to Tamu, the trade-centre of Myanmar.  Moreh is also popular for its shopping arcade at Namphanglong, which sells Chinese and Thai goods at cheap prices, earning it the name of poor man’s Bangkok national stadium shopping arcade.

Churachandpur: Churachandpur is a town located in Indian state of Manipur. This town is locally known as Lamka, which means the ‘place situated at a road junction’. This town has a deep historical significance. When the Japanese entered India through North East, this town witnessed a lot of bombarding. It was left devastated. It took fifty years to reconstruct this town and that’s when it became a peaceful town in Manipur. It is a beautiful city surrounded with narrow valleys and small hills. It is located 59 kms from the capital of the state, Imphal, therefore travel is not a problem. It is well connected via flights, rails and roads. However, one has to travel to Imphal to catch a flight. Listed below are five of the best spots of Churachandpur.

Most Famous Place In Churachandpur: Khuga dam, Ngaloi, Tipaimukh, Tribal Museum, Tonglon Caves

Khuga dam: Khuga dam is a recently built dam located near the town of Churachandpur. It is located to the south of this town. The construction had started in 1983 but the work was ignored for many years until 2002, when it was resumed. Finally, in 2010, Sonia Gandhi inaugurated the dam. However, it has not yet worked to its full capacity. This dam is 38 meters high and stretches over 230 meters. People visit this dam to enjoy and absorb the nature’s wonders. It is not just a popular tourist spot, but also a famous picnic spot for the locals.

Ngaloi: Ngaloi is a small village located at a distance of 9 km from Churachandpur. Its original name is Ngaloimoul. This surreal village was founded in 195 by Jangkhohen Haokip. Telsing family of the Haokip clan has been residing here since the 16th century. It is a popular tourist attraction because of the Ngaloi Waterfall. The low lying mountains and the greenery provide the perfect background for the magnificent cascading waterfall. The white foamy water gushing down the dark rocks is accompanied with the cool breeze of the mountains.

Tipaimukh: It is located just a few kms away from Churachandpur. Tipaimukh is a popular spot for the nature lovers. It is where the two rivers, Tuivai and Barak meet. The name Tipaimukh comes from two words – Tipai which means river and mukh meaning mouth. This beautiful scene of the confluence of rivers is complimented with the green low lying hills. Boating is an option here. Some people even prefer taking long walks along the bank of the river, absorbing the scenic beauty.

Tribal Museum: Tribal museum is a place for people who are interested in the history of this town. It gives them a detailed knowledge of the early human settlements and the tribal lifestyle of the people of this region. Though it is not a very huge museum, it has a decent collection of antiques that once belonged to the traditional tribal people. These include the tribal costumes, religious accessories, cane and bamboo crafts and many other cultural artifacts. The museum also has a wide variety of old ornaments and weapons.

Tonglon Caves: The state of Manipur is known for its natural attractions as well as the caves. As might be known to many people, it has an array of historic caves that not only serve as tourist attractions but also as an important link for the archaeologists to trace back the history of the region. Tonglon caves are the most famous caves of Churachandpur. They are regarded as one of the best cultural and historical highlights of the town. The carvings and sculptures present at these caves give one a good insight of the early settlements. The scripts and engravings found here helped many historians to understand about the past of Manipur.

Imphal East: The district came into being with effect from 30th August, 1996 by bifurcating the erstwhile Imphal district into two district namely Imphal East District and Imphal West District occupying the eastern part of Imphal district with its headquarters at Porompat . The total geographical area of Imphal East District (including Jiribam)  is 709 Sq. kms. The District is situated at an altitude 790 metres above the M.S. Level. The district lies between latitudes 24º39′49.09′′N and 25º4′5.45′′ N and longitudes 93º55′30′′ E and 94º8′42′′ E approximately. The Senapati district bounds on the north and east, Thoubal district on the south and Imphal West district on the west.  Some hills like Khundrakpam and other small hillocks such as Angom Leikai (820 m), Chingaren (804 m) and Chingmeirong (802m) dotted in the district. The Mount Nungsikon located in the Khundrakpam hill as high as 1,168 metres above the mean sea level (MSL) is the highest relief in the district. Generally, the district slopes southwards. The Nongmaijing hill administratively under the Senapati district stretches north – south from the Kameng village to the end of the district boundary as high as 1,565 metres.

Most Famous Places In Imphal East: Kangla Palace, Manipur State Museum, Loktak Lake, Three Mothers Art Gallery,  Moirang Village, Sirohi National Park, Sekta Archaeological Living Museum, Tharon Cave, Khonghampat Orchidarium, Ema Keithel, Imphal War Cemetery, Andro, Bir Tikendrajit Park, Shree Govindajee Temple, Matai Garden

Kangla Palace: Kangla Palace is one of the top tourist places in Imphal located beside the banks of river Imphal. This spot was believed to be the summer palace of the ex-rulers Meitei. While planning a visit to the Palace of Kangla, visitors should definitely check out one of the bustling markets in Imphal named ‘Khwairamband bazar’. The unique thing about this place is that it is owned and operated by women. It offers an excellent opportunity for a budget-conscious tourist to test their bargaining skills.

Manipur State Museum: Manipur State Museum which is strategically located in the city of Imphal spreads the message of a glorious past and rich history. The museum was inaugurated by the late Honorable Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi. It still continues to be a favorite Imphal sightseeing spot in Manipur. It showcases some of the ancient artifacts, sculptures, paintings of eminent artists belonging to various eras. The museum is broadly classified into three separate departments such as ethnology, archaeology, and history.

Loktak Lake: Loktak Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes and the bedrock of city of Manipur. It is nicknamed the ‘Floating Lake’ owing to the presence of organic substances like ‘Phumdis’. This lake serves as a major source of water supply to the entire city of Manipur and is also one of the major sources of income for the Government. The lake is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Manipur.

Three Mothers Art Gallery: Another major place to visit in Imphal is the Three Mothers Art Gallery. It is an epitome of contemporary art forms. The gallery displays the diverse art of varying sizes ranging from tiny dragon figurines to massive god idols.

Moirang Village: Moirang Village is yet another place to visit in Imphal city. This small town houses an ancient temple which is dedicated to ‘Lord Thangjing’. The best time to explore the Moirang Village is during the month of May where you can witness the famous ‘Moirang Haraoba Festival’. It is a major event which is performed by professional dancers dressed in ethnic outfits.

Sirohi National Park: One of the top tourist places to visit in Manipur is the Sirohi National Park. It was erected back in the year 1982 and is home to some of the elusive and endangered species of wild animals like tigers and leopards. This National reserve park is one of the top tourist places to visit in Manipur owing to its natural habitat. This place houses a peak known by the name ‘Sirohi Peak’ where you can capture amazing photos of Sirohi lily. It is endemic to certain parts of Sirohi since the soil and climatic conditions are best suited for its production. The best time to explore the natural beauty of Sirohi National Park is during the months of April and May.

Sekta Archaeological Living Museum: One of the best places to visit in Manipur is the Sekta Archaeological Living Museum. This place showcases some of the rare antiques that belonged to the local tribes of the fourteenth century. It is currently being converted into an Open-air-living museum.

Tharon Cave: If you are scouting around the city of Imphal for places to visit near Imphal, then you may head straight to Tharon Cave. Tucked away from the heart of the city lies one of the famous caves in Imphal named Tharon Cave which is exclusively meant for the expedition. However, the visitors are requested to wear protected gears and helmets before venturing into the cave.

Khonghampat Orchidarium: Khonghampat Orchidarium is an ideal place for a nature enthusiast due to the presence of fragrant orchids. It is an enchanting garden which is home to diverse range of orchids. It is one of the must include places to visit near Imphal.

Ema Keithel: Ema Keithel means Mother’s market and this market is one of the most popular places to visit in Imphal. Ema Marke is the largest women market in Asia and is around 500 years old. All the vendors in this market are women and around 5,000 – 6,000 women are working in this market. Basic utilities like fruits, vegetables, toys, utensils, textiles, and spices are sold in this market. This market is located near the Kangla Fort and after exploring the fort you must pay a visit to this popular market.

Imphal War Cemetery: Imphal War Cemetery is situated in Imphal and Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains this eminent burial place. During the second world war in the Battle of Kohima and Imphal, a lot of martyrs lost their lives. The Imphal War Cemetery is dedicated to the martyrs who fought in this battle. Around 1600 burials are present in this war cemetery. If you want to have a glance at the history of Imphal then you must add this cemetery to your itinerary.

Andro: Get ready to have an encounter with the cultural heritage of Imphal at Andro. Andro is a quaint town where the Scheduled Castes reside and you can witness their creativeness and culture by visiting this town. Famous for its pottery, Andro is located in the east of Imphal and attracts a lot of travelers who like to collect the souvenirs from the places they travel to. You can visit the Andro Gramshang Museum in Andro where different types of traditions pots like Pudond Makhong and Walomare are displayed.

Bir Tikendrajit Park: Known for the Shaheed Minar dedicated to the gallant soldiers, Bir Tikendrajit Park is one of the most famous places to visit in Imphal. In 1891, the Anglo-Manipuri War was held and the Shaheed Minar located in this park was made to commemorate the sacrifice of these soldiers. A tall monument with immense historical importance, Shaheed Minar is a great spot for all history enthusiasts.

Shree Govindajee Temple: Shree Govindajee Temple is a stunning Hindu temple in Imphal. It is the largest Vaishnav temple in Imphal and it lures a lot of Hindu devotees. Shree Govindajee Temple is a spectacular temple that has two domes that are gold plated and a paved court. This temple was rebuilt in 1876 and its marvelous structure will surely impress you. The main deity worshipped in this temple is Lord Krishna. The locals believe that Lord Govindajee was an incarnation of Lord Krishna.

Matai Garden: Famed as the Ibudhou Asheiningthou Garden, Matai Garden was named after the Lord Matai. Lush greenery and picturesque view await you at this beautiful garden in Imphal. If you are not into historical places and want to spend your time amidst nature then Matai Garden is the perfect spot for you. This garden is one of the prime picnic spots and you will find a lot of locals spending time with their families at this serene spot. Do carry your cameras to capture the scenic surroundings.

Imphal West: The Imphal West District falls in the Category of Manipur valley region. It is a tiny plain at the centre of Manipur surrounded by Plains of other districts. Imphal City, the State Capital is the nodal functional centre of this District. As a first glance, we may summarized as in the table. It is surrounded by Kangpokpi District on the north, on the east by Imphal East and Thoubal districts, on the south by Thoubal and Bishnupur Districts, and on the west by Senapati and Bishnupur Districts.

Most Famous Places In Imphal West: Loktak Lake and Sendra Island, Kangla Fort, Tharon Cave,  Shaheed Minar, INA Memorial, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Langthaba, Singda Dam, Manipur Zoological Gardens, Manipur State Museum, Khongjom,  Ebudhou Thangjing Temple, Phubala, Moirang, Three Mothers Art Gallery

Loktak Lake and Sendra Island: The largest fresh water lake in the country, Loktak Lake and the Sendra Island on it, are one of the most beautiful attractions of the state. Situated about 50 km from Imphal, Loktak Lake is situated in the valley of Imphal and is home to all the rivers and rivulets that run in the state of Manipur. Loktak Lake and Sendra Island present a combination of beauty unmatched anywhere else in the country. One is the largest freshwater lake in India while the other a floating island made of organic waste on the very same lake, housing the only tourist home in the area. The Lake consist within itself many other floating islands which sustain fishermen villages and are also made of organic waste.

Kangla Fort: Also known as the Palace of Kangla, this place situated on the banks of the Imphal river, served as the royal palace of King Pakhangba. After 2003 this fort has been open for public viewing. It has historical as well as archaeological significance which makes it a great tourist attraction.

Tharon Cave: A 655.6 m long cave, this cave can be explored inside out by enthusiasts, with the help of the map drawn outside the cave. It attracts tourists interested in an adventurous experience. It is also spelled as the Thaeuluan Cave.

Shaheed Minar: This 11 m tall tower is situated in the centre of the Bir Tirkendrajit Park and is a memorial for those who died against the British while fighting in the Meitei Revolt in 1891.

INA Memorial: Once used as the unofficial headquarters of the Indian National Army, this memorial was built to honour the soldiers who had sacrificed their lives for India. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose motivated and formed armies here to participate in the freedom struggle.

Keibul Lamjao National Park: Keibul Lamjao National Park, the only floating national park in the world, is located in the north-east Indian state of Manipur. It lies in the district of Bishnupur and is a vital part of Loktak Lake. The fact that it is a floating island is a unique feature that attracts nature enthusiasts and researchers from all over the world. This aspect of nature is magical and can only be seen only here, in Imphal. As one explores the National Park, they will come across many species including an endangered species of Deer, called the Brow Antlered Deer, Eld’s deer or the dancing deer. This deer is locally called Sangai. So make sure you carry your binoculars and a good camera to capture some fabulous pictures.

Langthabal: One of the major attractions of the city, Langthabal is most famous for its magnificent temples and historical monuments. The jackfruit and pine plantations among the splendid architectural beauties are a must see.

Singda Dam: The highest mud dam in the world is the Singda Dam. Singda, located 16 km from the capital city of Imphal, is located at a height of about meters above sea level. It is a popular picnic spot, with its scenic views, and relative calm.

Manipur Zoological Gardens: Specialised in the preservation and breeding of rare species, this place with its lush greenery and calm atmosphere is surrounded by hills and was established in 1976.

Shri Govindjee Temple: Situated near the royal palace, this temple is one of the major ones in Manipur and is constructed in the Nagara style of architecture. It is dedicated to Shree Govindajee along with various other Hindu Gods and Goddesses viz Krishna, Balaram, Jagannath, Subhadra etc.

Manipur State Museum: Set up in 1969, this museum caters to various categories of artifacts such as Ethnology, Archaeology, Natural History and Painting. It showcases articles owned by the Manipuri rulers.

Khongjom: This historically important place marks the site where Major General Paona along with his soldiers fought against the British invasion, ending in complete British control over Manipur. In the open air gallery, a 78 feet long boat called the Hiyang Hiren can be viewed. Science fairs and exhibitions are also carried out here.

Ebudhou Thangjing Temple: Located in Bishnupur, Moirang is famous for its rich cultural background. During May, when the Moirang Lai Haraoba festival is celebrated, people flock to seek the blessings of ‘Ebudhou Thangjing’. The festival continues for almost a month and on each Sunday, a mega cultural program is offered to the deity. This is also the place where the freedom struggle was started by Netaji Subhashchandra Bose and where he hoisted the flag on 14th April 1944.

Phubala: Located near the western borders of the Loktak Lake, Phubala has many attractions. Water sports can be carried out at the two islands that are situated amidst the Lake. A picturesque view of the lake can be enjoyed by the tourists.

Moirang: Moirang is a small town nestled in the state of Manipur. This place has seen wars and upheavals in the past but is beautiful nonetheless. Moirang is famous for the Loktak Lake whose serene water is home to plethora of flora and fauna. This place is perfect for a weekend getaway to unwind and relax. Moirang is also a safe haven for Sangai deers which were once thought to be extinct. A short trip to Moirang will rejuvenate your soul and make you feel refreshed.

Three Mothers Art Gallery:  Located within the premises of Thangapat Mapal Palace Compound in Imphal East, Three Mothers Art Gallery is a museum that showcases the rich culture, tradition, history and heritage of the state through Driftwood Sculpture Art. The art gallery cum museum is run by the artist Shri Gurumayum Shyamsunder Sharma and the museum is situated in a single shed like room within an area of 1000 square feet. Established in 1978, the art gallery is named so because it signifies the three mothers – motherland, mother tongue and mother of self.

Jiribam: Jiribam district is a district situated at the western corner of Manipur. It lies at 24°48’0.00” N Latitudes and 93°07’12.00” E Longitudes and covers an area of 232 square kilometers with a total population of 43,838 as per Census Report 2011. It is 220 kilometers far away from Imphal, the capital of Manipur. The geographical boundaries of Jiribam district are Tousem sub-division of Tamenglong district and Tipaimukh sub-division of Churchandpur district on the East, Cachar district of Assam and Barak River on the West, again Cachar district of Assam and Jiri River on the North and Tipaimukh sub-division of Churchanpur district and Barak River on the South. Jiri River and Barak River demarcate the boundary between Jiribam and Cachar district of Assam on the northern side and some parts of western side up to Jirimukh, the confluence point of Jiri and Barak Rivers. NH-37 which passes through Jiribam district, connects Silchar of Cachar district in Assam and Imphal city in Manipur. Jiribam is inhabited by various communities.

Most Famous Places In Jiribam: Ningshingkhul Biodiversity Park

Ningshingkhul Biodiversity Park: This place is perfect source of biodiversity consisting of aquatic as well as terrestrial plants and animals. There is also Ancestral Heroes Complex there where we can pay homage.

Kakching: The district of Kakching came into existence on the 8th December 2016 when the State Government announced the formation of 7 new districts through a notification of the Government of Manipur, (Secretariat: Revenue Department Order No. 16/20/2016-R dated 8th December 2016), (Manipur Extraordinary Gazette No. 408 of 9.12.2016). It is situated in the southeastern part of Manipur. It is bounded by Thoubal and Imphal West districts on the north, Tengnoupal and Chandel districts on the east, Bishnupur districts on the west and Chandel district on the south. Its average elevation is not very much different from the rest of the Manipur Valley, which is about 790 metres on an average above the mean sea level. Although the district is a part of the valley, the area of the district is not entirely plain. Many rivers flow through the district and many lakes dot its surface, some of which are closely intertwined with many folk tales and stories.

Most Famous Places In KakChing: Kakching Garden, Sugnu, Kakching, Pallel

Kakching Garden: “Kakching Garden” at Uyok Ching in the southern side of Kakching town and on the bank of Sekmai river, attracts lots of tourists from many parts of Manipur as well as both the people of Indian states and foreign countries. It is not only a tourist centre but also a meeting place of various ethnic, linguistic, religious, and cultural groups.

Sugnu: Situated 74 km. from Imphal, the place is an important trading centre in the south of the district. From it, a Beautiful view of the Imphal river can be seen. It is on the Imphal – Sugnu State highway.

Kakching: It is the headquarters of the Kakching district and is a famous trading centre of a variety of vegetables, fishes and rice next to Thoubal, the biggest town in the district. The place is easily approachable from the National Highway and is connected to the other State highways.

Pallel: It is a place situated at the border of Thoubal and Chandel districts and is the meeting place of plain areas of Kakching and the hill areas of Chandel. Indo-Myanmar road from Imphal to Moreh passes through it. With its hills and river, the place has a beautiful landscape. Typical agricultural Products and nice handicrafts of the hilly people are regularly found in its daily market.

Kamjong: Kamjong is a village located southeast of Ukhrul in Kamjong district, Manipur state, India. Kamjong is also one of the sub-divisional headquarters of Ukhrul district. The village is about 80 kilometers from Ukhrul and is connected by Ukhrul-Kamjong State highway. This divisional headquarter is flanked by Langli in the north, Bungpa in the south, the Phange in the east and Dangthi in the west.

Most Famous Places In Kamjong: Kazei Kharalung, KAZEIRAM Land of dead, KHAYANG (TILILYTILUELUE) WATERFALL, LIABI WATERFALL

Kazei Kharalung: It is famous for sharpening stone available in this region. 

KAZEIRAM Land of dead: A place that holds a significant mythology of the Tangkhuls, believed to be the place of the spirit world. On the way to Kazeiram is the Kazei Keirak (non man-made stone steps), which is considered as the stone ladder that leads to Kazeiram.

KHAYANG (TILILYTILUELUE) WATERFALL: KHAYANG (TILILYTILUELUE) WATERFALL it is located in the forest of KHAYANG Village of Kamjong District, Manipur.

LIABI WATERFALL: LIABI-WATERFALL it is located in the forest of CHATRIC / SIYANG VILLAGE of Kamjong District, Manipur.

Kangpokpi: Kangpokpi District in the state of Manipur is a newly created district by the Government of Manipur vide Govt. notifiation No.16/20/2016-R dated 08-12-2016 and subsequent corrigendum dated 14-12-2016 of Secretariat; Revenue Department, Govt. of Manipur. It was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Manipur on the 15th December, 2016. It is inhabited by multi- ethnic groups with inherent socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, mainly, the indegenous Kukis, Nagas, Nepalis and meiteis. The administration of Kangpokpi District is headed by the Deputy Commissioner, Kangpokpi.

Most Famous Places In Kangpokpi: Taphou waterfalls

Taphou waterfalls: Taphou waterfalls are a series of three waterfalls that come alive during the rainy season! it is located in the forest of Taphou Kuki Village in Manipur.

Noney: Noney, also known as Longmai, is a town located in the western part of Manipur, India. It is 63 kilometres (39 mi) west of Imphal, the capital of the state of Manipur. Its population is almost entirely made up of Rongmei Naga. Previously known as a village, recently has been declared as one of the new district headquarters of Manipur and is separated from the existing Tamenglong District and now comprises Haochong, Khoupum, Nungba and the Longmai subdivision.

Most Famous Place In Noney: Khurkhul, Lanshonbi, Konthoujam, Lamshang, Kameng,  Yurembam, Sekmai-Bazar, Yarou-Bamdiar

Khurkhul: Khurkhul is a village in the Imphal West district in Manipur, India. It is located 22 km north of Lamphelpat and 20 km from the state capital Imphal. Khurkhul’s pin code is 795002 and the postal head office is in Mantripukhri.

Lanshonbi: According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Lanshonbi village is 270104. Lanshonbi village is located in Patsoi subdivision of Imphal West district in Manipur, India. Lamphel and Patsoi are the district & sub-district headquarters of Lanshonbi village respectively. As per 2009 stats, Yurembam is the gram panchayat of Lanshonbi village.

Konthoujam: Konthoujam Legislative Assembly constituency is one of the 60 Legislative Assembly constituencies of Manipur state in India.

Lamshang: According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Lamshang village is 270078. Lamshang village is located in Lamshang subdivision of Imphal West district in Manipur, India. It is situated 6km away from district headquarter Lamsang. Lamsang is the sub-district headquarter of Lamshang village. As per 2009 stats, Mayang Langjing is the gram panchayat of Lamshang village.

Kameng: The Kameng River (previously named Bharali River, now called Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh and Jiabharali (Jia Bharali) in Assam) in the eastern Himalayan mountains, originates in Tawang district from the glacial lake below snow-capped Gori Chen mountain 27°48′36″N 92°26′38″E, elevation 6,300 metres (20,669 ft), on the India-Tibet border and flows through Bhalukpong circle of West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh and Sonitpur District of Assam, India. It becomes a braided river in its lower reaches and is one of the major tributaries of the Brahmaputra River, joining it at Tezpur, just east of the Kolia Bhomora Setu bridge.

Yurembam:  Yurembam is a place(village) 6 km far from Capital City “Imphal” and its located on the highway of NH-53. Yurembam alone occupied around maximum in area. And its surrounded by Changangei and Tabungkhok(East) , Patsoi(North) , Malom and Bamdhiar( South), Sagoltongba and Konthoujam(West).

Sekmai-Bazar: Sekmai Bazar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Imphal West district in the Indian state of Manipur.

Yarou-Bamdiar: Yarou Bamdiar is a Village in Imphal West I Tehsil in Imphal West District of Manipur State, India. It is located 2 KM towards South from District head quarters Lamphelpat. 7 KM from Imphal West I. 13 KM from State capital Imphal.

Pherzawl: Pherzawl District is located in the southern part of the state of Manipur. It is bounded on the east by Churachandpur District; on the north by Tamenglong District, Noney District and Jiribam district; on the west by the Cachar District of Assam and on the South by Sinlung Hills, Mizoram. Pherzawl District is located between 93° 11′ 16.0440′ East Longitude and 24° 15′ 43.0524′ North Latitude and is in the southern part of Manipur state. Pherzawl District has approximately 200 villages, according to the government’s record.
Senapati: The Senapati District is located in the northern part of Manipur. It is bounded on the east by Ukhrul District, on the west by Tamenglong District, on the north by Phek District of Nagaland and on the south by Imphal East District and Imphal West District. The District is at an altitude varying from 1061 m to 1788 m above sea level. The hills run along the north south direction and gradually slope down towards south and meet the Imphal valley. The Senapati District was earlier known as Manipur North District which came into existence w.e.f 14 November 1969 with its headquarters at Karong. Later the district headquarter was shifted to Senapati on 13 December 1976. The District came to be known as Senapati District w.e.f 15 July 1983.

Most Famous Places In Senapati: Senapati, Maram Khullen, Yangkhullen, Mao, Liyai, Makhel, Dzuko Valley, Purul, Koubru Mountain, Sadu Chiru Water Fall, Koubru Laikha, Willong Khullen(Megalith)

Senapati: A new township and District Headquarters, Senapati is 62 km from Imphal. More than 30 government offices are located in the district headquarters. People of various ethnic communities are enjoying harmonious life in the town.

Maram Khullen: One of the biggest villages in the district, Maram Khullen is a very old and primitive village. It is an attractive destination for the anthropologist, research scholar and the like.

Yangkhullen: Yangkhullen is the largest Zemei village loated 47 km from Maram Centre in Peren road. The primitive social and economi life is still prevailing in the village. It is situated amidst the steep cliff of beautiful landscape.

Mao: The last town of Manipur bordering Nagaland state, 107 km from Imphal and 28 km to Kohima, Mao is a very busy town. It is the granary of the surrounding villages and the gateway of the state.

Liyai: The village, 33 km from Tadubi towards the east is the home of various historical places like the stone monolith, the water pools, the Banyan tree, the male house and female house. The river Barak originates from the village.

Makhel: Makhel is a sacred place for many ethnic communities where they settled and migrated long back. There are historical monuments like i) The sacred Banyan trees which are believed to have grown from the tomb of the Naga mother. ii) The farewell monolith. iii) The triomonolith (3 km south to Makhel). iv) The dispersal tree at Sajouba (2 km north to Makhel). v) The hailstorm stone. vi) Village settlement stone. vii) The lucky stone etc.

Dzuko Valley: A most enchanting place, the valley can be reached by trekking from the border town of Mao. One can observe snowfall in winter and budding flowers of Dzuko lily in spring season.

Purul: 19 km from Maram in NH 39, Purul is the home of indigenous games Toutou and wrestling. Toutou is played during New Year festival and wrestling is traditionally played on the eve of paddy transplantation festival which is known as Paoki falling in the first fortnight of May.

Koubru Mountain: This mountain is one of the highest peak in Manipur. People climb the mountain in summer season only. They climb mountain in the group. People say that in mythological day Pandavas were visited here. There is a long cave where people passes through.

Sadu Chiru Water Fall: A popular tourist and picnic spot in Sadu(near Ichum Keirap village)27 km (17 mi) from Imphal, in the Sadar hill area, Senapati district. Hundreds of tourist flocks to this place to enjoy the view of this waterfall and the natural beauty surrounding it. Consisting of three falls with the first fall about thirty meters high. On the side of it, a newly park or garden-‘Agape park’ is situated. It is owned and managed by Kamlun Telien of Ichum Keirap.

Koubru Laikha: Koubru Laikha is one of the famous Shiv Temples in Manipur. There will be a herd of people during the time of Shivratri and Kanwad. People say that putted milk on the Koubru Mountain comes here. This temple is situated on the bank of Imphal River.National Highway 2 Passes through here.

Willong Khullen(Megalith): Willong Khullen is a village located some 37 km (23 mi) from National Highway 2 (India) (Maram) on the Maram-Peren Road. It is home to a stone erection very similar to Stonehenge. Some of the tallest stones are seven meters tall and one meter thick. The village of Yangkhullen is built on a steep slope on the hills

Tamenglong: Tamenglong District is bounded by Senapati District to the East, North Cashar Hills District of Assam to the West, Peren District Of Nagaland to the North and Churachanpur of Manipur to the South.The District had been known as Manipur West District before 1972. It is the farthest District from the state capital, Imphal and the District HQ. Tamenglong itself is also the farthest District HQ from Imphal being 147 Kms from the state Capital.

Most Famous Places In Tamenglong: Barak Waterfall,  Zeilad Lake, Buning meadows, Tharon Cave, Forests nearby, Local Festivals

Barak Waterfall: There are seven waterfalls in series at close range along the river Barak.

Zeilad Lake: This lake is famous for the number of pythons, fish and water birds found here. Large tortoises, ducks, cranes and teals are also seen in this lake. It has a picturesque location atop a hill and has been declared as one of the wildlife sanctuaries in Manipur.

Buning meadows: A paradise for nature lovers, this place is coloured with beautiful lilies and orchids all over, complemented by the multitudes of birds and other animals. The brooks that run over only add to the sparkle of the meadows.

Tharon Cave: A 655.6 m long cave, this cave can be explored inside out by enthusiasts, with the help of the map drawn outside the cave. It attracts tourists interested in an adventurous experience. It is also spelled as the Thaeuluan Cave.

Forests nearby: This area is blessed with virgin forests which include rare and endangered plants and wildlife. The wildlife here includes various important birds including pheasants, peafowl, jungle fowls.

Local Festivals: Different festivals are closely linked with this region. The important ones are: Gan-Ngai (Dec-Jan in celebration of harvests), Rih-Ngai (the war festival exclusively for males and strangers are not allowed in the village during this festival. This takes place sometime in Jan-Feb) Gudui-Ngai (this festival marks the see-sowing season in April and people drink juice (dui) of Ginger (Gu) and play games like tug of war.) Other festivals like Banruhmei and Tarang which are basically feasts of merit performed by people who are brave, bold, generous and rich people of the village. Various cultural activities accompany such feasts.

Tengnoupal: Tengnoupal District is a new district in Manipur, India. Under the Extra Ordinary Manipur Gazette Notification No.408 December, 2016 Tengoupal District was created as a new district among (seven) new districts by bifurcating from the existing Chandel District. It is one of the 16 full fledged.

Most Famous Places In Tengnoupal: Tlaang Lhung Bung a.k.a Langol Peak Garden, Moreh

Tlaang Lhung Bung a.k.a Langol Peak Garden: About 60 kms drive from the heart of Imphal city along the Indo-Myanmar road, surrounded by beautiful landscape, hillocks and breathe taking sceneries, Tlanglhungbung Leikol or Langol Peak garden lies in the Langol Village of Machi Sub-Division in Tengnoupal District .

Moreh: Moreh is already a huge commercial hub, and economists suggested that it could become a bustling city in the next couple of decades. Moreh plays a very important role in connection with the India-Myanmar relationship and is also a rapidly developing trade point in India on the border with Myanmar, with the city of Tamu on the other side of the border. The Indo-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Moreh connects India to Kalewa in Myanmar’s Sagaing Division.

Thoubal: The district of Thoubal, which occupies the bigger portion of the eastern half of the Manipur Valley, takes the shape of an irregular and triangular with its base facing north. It lies between 24°30’24.688″ N to 24°43’16.689″ N latitude and 93°53’17.016″ E to 93°53’18.118″ E longitude. It is bounded on the north by Imphal West and Imphal East district, on the east by Kangpokpi and Tengnoupal districts, on the south by Kakching and Tengnoupal districts . Its average elevation is not very much different from the rest of the Manipur Valley which is about 790 metres on an average above the sea level. Although the district is a part of the valley, the area of the district is not entirely plain. Many rivers flow through the district and many lakes dot its surface. Some of the which are closely inter-twined with many folk tales and stories, of which mention may be made of the fishing and other episodes of the love story of the legendary Khamba-Thoibi. In fact, all important lakes of Manipur, with the exception of Loktak, are in this district. The State of Manipur used to supplement its meager resources from the annual lease of the lakes in the past. Although little is known about its ancient history, the district has in recent past, seen many bloody and disgraceful battles. Through the district pass an international road that leads to Myanmar (Burma) via Moreh and Tammu and this road is, in the days before the independence of India, the route of many military expeditions and counter-expeditions by the forces of Manipur and Burma, and later on, by that of the British Government. It is in this district, at Khongjom, that the last battle of the independence of Manipur was fought in April, 1891 by a few and poor-equipped soldiers of Manipur against the mighty the British empire. It is not just an irony of the fate that Major Paona Brajabashi and others met their last days in this battle. The battle symbolizes the honourable deed of a heroic sacrifice for his motherland, knowing fully well that the fight would mean sure defeat.

Most Famous Place In Thoubal: Ikop, Khongjom, Loktak Lake and Sendra Island, Lousi, Pumlen

Ikop: The Ikop lake is located at an altitude of 772 m above sea level, with a saucer shaped basin and a silted bottom.

Khongjom: This historically important place marks the site where Major General Paona along with his soldiers fought against the British invasion, ending in complete British control over Manipur. In the open air gallery, a 78 feet long boat called the Hiyang Hiren can be viewed. Science fairs and exhibitions are also carried out here.

Loktak Lake and Sendra Island: The largest fresh water lake in the country, Loktak Lake and the Sendra Island on it, are one of the most beautiful attractions of the state. Situated about 50 km from Imphal, Loktak Lake is situated in the valley of Imphal and is home to all the rivers and rivulets that run in the state of Manipur.

Lousi: This lake spreads over an area of 18.64 sq km, featuring a wetland ecosystem. It is a major source of water for the locals.

Pumlen: The Pumlen is a freshwater lake and is known as the Pumlen Pa. It spreads over an area of 19 sq km and is covered by phumdis and floating soil and vegetation, similar to the Loktak Lake.

Ukhrul: Ukhrul District is located in the north of the Manipur State and it is a hill district of the state with full of scenic beauty. District is home of colourful Tangkhul people and Tangkhuls are the dominant tribe and other tribe like Kuki are also included in very low number. Ukhrul District, the land of the colourful Tangkhuls was marked out first as a Sub-Division in 1919 during the British Raj. Then in November 1969 it was upgraded to a full-fledged district, bearing the nomenclature of Manipur East District. The area of the district was 8,200 Sq.Km. according to the CSI Publication 1976.

Most Famous Places In Ukhrul: Phangrei Picnic Spot, Hundung Mova Cave, Kachai Village, Khangkhui Mangsor Cave, Longpi (Nungbi) Pottery, Shirui Hill

Phangrei Picnic Spot: A popular picnic spot of the locals and also frequented by tourists, Phangrei is one of the picturesque tourist spot in Ukhrul. Phangrei also joints the Shirui Hills.  It is about 22 kms from Ukhrul.

Hundung Mova Cave: The Mova cave is a limestone cave which can be reached after a detour before reaching Ukhrul. It is situated near the now-defunct cement factory and Lungshang Kong/river in a small hamlet called Hungpung. The main hall of the cave can assemble over 100 odd people. Some distance from the cave is a steep solid rock mountain which is believed to be the male partner of the cave, according to the local myth.

Kachai Village:Kachai Village is one of the most scenic village in Ukhrul District. It has a total of 510 houses with 2107 population of which 1092 male and 1015 female.  The average sex ratio of the village is 838 female per 1000 male. The village is home to people of Tangkhul Naga tribe. The inhabitants are 1005 christain. Agriculture is the primary occupation of the inhabitants. Kachai Village is around 140 Kms from Imphal and 46 km approx. from Ukhrul district headquarters. It is located in the extreme west of Ukhrul district bordering Senapati district, Manipur. Kachai is flanked by by Hoomi village in the east, Theiva in the north (Senapati District), Tingshong (Senapati District)  in the west and L.Phungthar in the south.  Kachai village can be reached via Talui-Hoomi-Kachai which is connected by Talui-Hoomi-tadubi road (NH-102/A).

Khangkhui Mangsor Cave: The Khangkhui Cave, locally called as Khangkhui Mangsor, is essentially a natural limestone cave. Archaeologists have discovered many important artefacts, dating back to the Palaeolithic culture from this cave. The cave is about 15 km away on eastern side from Ukhrul town. The cave was used as a shelter by the local people during World War II.

Longpi (Nungbi) Pottery: Most of the villages of Manipur have distinct features in their pottery, each determined by its colours and designs. It is the Longpi (Nungbi) village though that has taken the lead outside the state and made a mark with its black earthenware crafted by Tangkhul tribe who reside in Nungbi village. The technique of this art is said to be handed down from the Neolithic period. A unique feature of this craft is that it is crafted without a potter’s wheel. Clay and black rock are the two main ingredients used for this craft. Basically a male-oriented handicraft, this craft requires a high degree of skill and attention. K Timothy, 58 years, son of Kasarming is one of the pioneer Pottery Artisans from Nungbi Khullen in Ukhrul district who has bagged state award in Pottery craft conferred by the State Commerce and Industry Department in 2009. He has been in the craft of making black pottery for about 30 years. He learned the art of pottery craft from one Babu of Thongjao village in Thoubal district whom he met while the latter came to the village as pottery instructor.

Shirui Hill: The more popularly know peak is the Shirui Kashung Peak – 2835 m from the sea level. Most of the major rivers originate from the crevices and slopes of this Shirui Peak. Shirui is 18 km from Ukhrul Town and 97 km from Imphal. It is the home of world famous Shirui (Siroy) Lily (Lilium Mackliniae).The name Shirui Lily originates from a British Botanist named F. Kingdom Ward who in 1948 discovered the uniqueness of this lily flower. The local name of the flower is Kashong Timrawon. According to local legends the Kashong Timrawon is also a protective spirit which resides on the Shirui Peak. Every year thousand of Scientists and Tourists all over the World come to see this precious flower. The ordinary looking Shirui lily blossoms on the hilltop during May – June.