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Churachandpur, the headquarters of a majorly Christian dominated Churachandpur district is also locally known as Lamka. The city of less than 4 lakhs people has commercial roots and is located 60 km south of the capital Imphal.
Best season to visit
Churachandpur is a famous district in the state of Manipur in India, where the social values are a little different than the rest of the country. The best time to travel Churachandpur is from October to March when the climate is at its best. It is mostly because Manipur and the rest of the Assamese region attract huge rainfall from April to September. Winters are extremely cold, so you should be prepared to face the chilly weather, if you are planning to visit the place in December and January.
Churachandpur is a major town of south Manipur, which is inhabited by the local tribe Kuki. Local handicrafts are sure to entice you and they are found everywhere in the markets. So, it is developing at a rapid rate, the town is still a symbol of peace and tranquility. But the surprisingly cosmopolitan town is home to many tribes such as Zomi, Kuki, Naga, Mizo, and Chin ethnic groups, apart from a dozen other communities from the rest of the country. Recently, it became infamous because of some wrong reasons such as HIV epidemic and ethnic and tribal conflicts. The government is working hard to resolve the key issues and bringing life back on track and the town is fast regaining its lost glory.
How to Reach Churachandpur
The town is easily accessible from the capital city of Imphal which is connected via airport, railways and road with the rest of the country. Air services are available from Imphal to Guwahati (Assam), Delhi and the nearest metro Kolkata. Daily Indian Airlines flights are available to the Indian capital Delhi. Nearest railway station is Dimapur, which is around 200 km from Imphal. Imphal is also connected to Dimapur by NH39.
Churachandpur has evolved as an excellent tourist destination and that's the reason there is no dearth of hotels and other accommodation facilities here. It is an ideal location for sightseeing and vacationing. Among the tourist attractions Tonglon cave is a must see place, which is 30 km off the city. Khuga Dam in down south, was inaugurated by Congress chairman Mrs Sonia Gandhi in 2010. The artificial lake inside the dam is extremely beautiful. Ngaloi waterfall in Ngaloi village and tribal museum are worth visiting in Churachandpur. Boat riding in Tipaimukh is an enjoyable experience; it is a scenic place where two rivers Barak and Tuivai meet.
Last Updated on : 15 March 2013