Tourist Destinations in Manipur

Places to Visit in Manipur


Coyly nestled in the northeast corner of India, the lush green state of Manipur aptly deserves the name, which in Hindi means "the jewel of a land". The picturesque landscape is known to the world more because of its divine Manipuri dance form.
Set among the smoky blue hills, tiny state of Manipur is a land of myths and mystery. Tourist attractions in Manipur lie mostly in its splendid landscape, bounteous nature and its cultural wealth. Smokey blue hills and the verdant forests, offer a stunning combination, which you can hardly ignore. Nature is intoxicatingly beautiful and the serenity is overwhelming.

Places to See in Manipur



Imphal

The bustling capital city of the state lies in a heart shaped valley 790 m above sea level. This is a melting pot of various tribes that constitute the populace of Manipur. Tourist attractions in Manipur are mostly located in around the city.

Govindajee Temple

This is a Vaishnavite temple built by the former King's of Manipur. The simple but beautiful structure consists of 2 domes and a large congregation hall. The shrines of Krishna and Balaram on one side and Jagannnath flank the presiding deity.

War Cemetery

Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains the graveyard. Little stone markers with bronze plaques on them commemorate the dead British and Indian soldiers of World War II.

Khonghampat Orchidarium

The sprawling land of 200 acres boasts of over 110 rare varieties of orchids including a dozen endemic species.

Loktak Lake

The biggest natural freshwater lake of the North Eastern region of India is the Loktak Lake that is situated at a distance of 48 kilometers from the city of Imphal. The lake is dotted with the vegetative growth of the Phoomdis that grow on the lake. The Sendra island is situated on the lake itself and has a tourist bungalow that provides a captivating view of the lake waters.

Zoological Gardens

It houses Sangai (the graceful brow antlered deer) at the base of pine-clad hillocks.

Langthabal

This is a small hill featuring relics of a historic palace and architecturally beautiful temples.

Bishnupur

The place has a Vishnu temple with peculiar Chinese influence. Beside that, the Loktak Lake, the largest fresh water lake of the northeastern India and Red hill where a fierce battle between the British and the Japanese took place during the World War II.

Last Updated on : 19/09/2013