Perched in the slopes of Sub-Himalayan ranges in the Northeast of India, Manipur is a beautiful state where mother nature is extra kind in her bounty. The name Manipur means 'jewelled town' which is blessed with picturesque landscapes, lush green valleys, gushing rivers, misty hills, glittering lakes, and dense forests.
Coming to the tourist attractions in Manipur, it is something that cannot be completed in a day or two, and some must visit places that cannot be missed when travelling to Manipur. Explore all the places of Manipur including Ema Keithel (Mother's Market), Loktak Lake, Manipur State Museum, Red Hill Lokpaching, Kangla Fort, Sirohi National Park, Sekta Archaeological Living Museum, Manipur Zoological Gardens, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Shree Govindajee Temple and more.
Manipur is a paradise for the flora and fauna lovers. Nature lovers can visit the famous Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the country, which is famous for numerous Phumids or floating swamps that appears to be like a mini Island on the lake. Moreover, there is Keibul Lamjao National Park located in the south of the lake and is the only floating wildlife sanctuary in the world. People in Manipur are simple, creative, and expressive and worship Lord Vishnu. They are artistic which can be seen in their handloom and handcrafted products. In Manipur, the tourists can experience the polite and hospitable nature of the people.
Shopping in Manipur is all about handloom, local handicraft, and Jewellery which are easily available at the famous Khwairamband Bazar, Sangai Handloom,Tribal Emporium and Handloom House apart from the colourful local shops in the various cities. One cannot miss the delectable Manipur cuisine like Chamthong (a stew of vegetables, fish and rice), Eromba (a lovely chutney boiled with vivacious red chillies), Singju (a salad prepared with chopped banana stem, banana flower, cabbage, lotus stem and herbs and seasonal vegetables). Cuisine here is typically spicy, as the locals use chilli peppers rather than garam masala. Manipur promises to be a great tourist spot as the state offers endless pleasure and enjoyment with its exotic landscape, undulating hills, dense forests, green valleys and blue lakes.
Language Spoken -
Meitei, English, Bishnupriya Manipuri
Things to do
Visit Loktak Lake – The Only Floating Lake In The World
Visit Kangla Fort
Explore The Wilderness at Keibul Lamjao National Park
Visit Tharon Cave for Thrill And Fun
Visit Ima Keithel Woman’s Market
Visit the INA Memorial Complex
Best time to visit
The duration between October to March is considered as the ideal time to pay the state a visit. The climate remains pleasant during these months offering tourists the best holiday experience.