Sekta, Imphal

Sekta, Imphal is an interesting tour that tourists take while visiting this marvelous north-eastern state of Manipur. Sekta village in Manipur is located 18 kilometers north east of the capital city of Imphal. Located on the left bank of Iril river, it is 4 kilometers from Lamlai on Ukrul-Imphal road.

Sekta tour takes a tourist to one of the significant archaeological sites in this part of India. Famously called Sekta Mound, this site is preserved as a museum. Archaeological evidences indicate existence of human settlement at this site in the 14th and 15th centuries A.D. The total excavated area of 0.35 acre is essentially a burial ground, which lends important information about the Sekta people burial customs, their economic condition and social lifestyle.

Remains of human skulls, silver and copper masks, bell metal casket, pottery, porcelain, semiprecious stone ornaments, metal implements of brass, copper, and iron and the like have been discovered from this historical site of Sekta in Imphal. The discovery of the metal implements testify to the fact that the inhabitants of the region were well versed in metallurgy in the 14th and 15th centuries.

The discovery of jewelery items, porcelain and pottery items signifies a prosperous economy and a cultured social lifestyle. Sekta also had trade links with Burma, according to archaeological evidence.

An Archaeological Living Museum has been established in Sekta which attracts tourists, historians and archaeologists alike. Sekta, Imphal is easily accessible by road from Imphal, the capital of Manipur. One can visit Sekta throughout the year, except from the month of June to September.

Last Updated on 19th Oct 2012