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Imphal Travel Guide


Imphal Travel Guide

The city of Imphal can be best described as an exclusive tourist spot. It is the capital of Manipur and is the state’s commercial centre. A large number of cultural activities take place here giving the tourist an insight into the cultural diversity of the place. Once you step here you will envisage a painting like scenery. The mingling of the green and blue colour gives a magical charm to the hills, while the lush green field heightens the look of the place. The sky dotted with clouds gives an exquisiteness undefined to the place. Imphal is basically a tiny valley which has remnants of a past civilization, temples and houses. It lies jewelled by the Koubrou and Namaijing ranges and multi-coloured orchids. Imphal is supposedly one of the oldest towns lying in the Indian subcontinent. It has an array of tourist places that are of great interest to the discerning tourist.

The various tourist attractions in Imphal are Manipur Zoological Garden, Shaheed Minar, Shri. Govindajee Temple, Singda, Langthabal, Loktak Lake, Moirang, Phubala, Kaina, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Mao,  Vishnupur, Khonghampat Orchidarium, Khwairamband Bazaar, War Cemeteries, Kaina etc.

Once in Imphal, a trip to the Manipur Zoological Garden is a must. Here you will come across Sangai, a rare species of brow-antlered deer. The garden is located at a distance of 6kms from Imphal. The Shree Govindajee Temple was once the biggest venue for showcasing all kinds of cultural activities during the times of Maharajas. It today has two domes in its precincts that have religious connotations. There is a War Cemetery which commemorates the British and Indian soldiers killed during the Burma War. At the Manipur State Museum, you will be come face to face with the tribal lifestyle. The museum houses a large number artifact, costumes of the tribal people, arms, weapons, warriors etc.  The place also has a beautiful scenic spot, which is a preferred choice for people looking out for a picnic spot. It is located at 921metres and at a distance 16kms from Imphal. The Loktak Lake resembles a sea and is the largest fresh water lake in the North-east. It is a great tourist spot.

The most fascinating tourist spot is the market area by the name of Khwairamband which is run by more than 3000 tribal women. You can avail a large number of shawls in different textiles and fabrics, decorative items that are distinctive of the place, dolls and jewellery. There are various items that can be bought back home as souvenirs.

Imphal can be easily reached by road, railways or airways. Through airways it is well connected with New Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata. Similarly it is well connected through railways. This paradise on earth is sure to grip your attention with its unique culture, varied sightseeing places and above all pleasant climate. 

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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