Stunning scenic vistas combined with unique flora and fauna.
Manipur is blessed with an amazing variety of flora and fauna, with over 67 percent
of its geographical area being hill tracts covered by forests. There are 500 varieties
of orchids which grow in Manipur of which 472 have been identified, in addition
to 'Siroi Lily' which is the only terrestrial lily grown on the hill tops
of Siroi hill, Ukhrul. However, the most unique is the Sangai, the dancing deer.
The floating mass of vegetation on the Loktak Lake sustains small herds of this
endemic deer which unfortunately has the dubious distinction of being the most threatened
Cervid (known as Phumdi) in the world. The state of Manipur shares 352 km common
International boundary with Myanmar and lies south of Nagaland, north of Mizoram
and east of Assam.
22,327 sq km
October to May
Manipuri, Hindi & English
Useful information: Foreign Tourists earlier needed Restricted
Area Permit to visit Manipur has been lifted recently for 1 year from January, 2011
Kingfisher, Air India and Jet Airways flights connect Imphal with Guwahati, Silchar,
Aizawl, Kolkata and Delhi
Dimapur 216 km from Imphal is the nearest railhead for Manipur.
Imphal is connected by a network of roads with all important cities and town in
the North-eastern region.
For more information on travelling to Manipur or on the state, please visit: www.manipur.nic.in/tourism.htm,
or contact tour operators:Seven Sisters tourism Services, Imphal, Tel: 0385 2443977,
Manipur Golden Travels Pvt Ltd, Imphal, Tel: 0385 2446177, M/s Pioneer Travels,
0385 2451997/09436026591, Fax: 2451248, E mail:
Hotels in Manipur
Hotel Classic **
Hotel Anand Continental
Places to Visit
Gobindajee Temple is a historic centre for Vaishnavities and closeby lies the Second
Word War Cemetry.
Khwairamband Bazar is a unique all-women’s market, with ‘Imas’ or mothers running
ShaheedMinar is in memory of the Meitei martyrs who sacrificedtheir lives
while fighting the British in 1891.
Manipur Zoological Park
Manipur Zoological Park is a place to see the graceful brown antlered deer (Sangai),
one of the rarest species in the world.
Khonghampat Orchidarium is home to more than 110 rare varieties of orchids.
Manipur State Museum
Manipur State Museum has a fairly good display of Manipur's tribal heritage
and a collection of portraits of Manipur's former rulers. Particularly interesting
items are costumes, arms and weapons, relics and historical documents.
Red Hill is the spot where a fierce battle took place between the British and Japanese
forces in World War 2.
Bishnupur Town prides itself in the 15th century Vishnu Temple built of small bricks,
supposedly of Chinese influence.
Moirang Town is one of the main centres of early Meitei folk culture and a place
where the flag of the Indian National Army was first unfurled on April 14, 1944.
Loktak Lake is the largest fresh water lake in the North-eastern region.
Keibul Lamjao National Park
Keibul Lamjao National Park is the last natural habitat of ‘Sangai’, the dancing
deer of Manipur. Kaina is a sacred place of the Hindus.
Khongjom is a historical place where Major General Paona Brajabashi, one of the
great warriors of Manipur proved his valour against the invading British Army in
Tengoupal is the highest point on the Indo-Myanmar road.
Moreh is a commercial town 5 km away from Tamu, in Myanmar.
Ukhrul is the highest hill station of the state and it is famous for a peculiar
type of land lily known as the Siroi lily.
Tamenglong is known for its deep gorges, mysterious caves and its exotic orchids.
Koubru Leikha is a mountain where a 300 years old temple of Lord Koubru Mahadeva
Fairs and Festivals
Rath Yatra: June 24
Heikru Hitongba: August 31
Kut Festival: November 1