Best places to see in Manipur
The traditional and culturally rich state of India, Manipur is the land of jewels. The richness can be seen in many aspects as martial arts, dance, theater and sculpture. The greenery and the moderate climate leave tourists spell bound.
Also Manipur is the gateway to the North-Eastern Region. The state cordially invites tourists with its decent climate, distinct cultural pattern and evergreen scenic beauty.
The beautiful hillock named Kaina is a sacred place of Hindus located 29 kms. from Imphal and about 921 m. above sea level. There is a legend associated with the place. The King of Manipur, Bheigyachandra was a great devotee of Shri Govindajee. One he asked Bheigyachandra, in his dream to build a temple enshrined with his image, so an image was carved out of a jackfruit tree at Kaina. The striking hill shrubs and charming natural surroundings give the place a pious somberness. Ceremonial dance - Ras that depicts the divine dream are performed at Mandop.Keibul Lamjao National Park
Keibul Lamjao National Park is a home of many rare and endangered species of animals especially Brow Antlered deer. The National Park is 48 km away from Imphal. The greenery and the moderate temperature give a pleasant experience to the visitor.Moirang
Moirang holds importance not only for the ancient temple of the deity Lord Thangjinga but also in the history of struggle for freedom. The Indian Tricolor was first unfurled here by INA was unfurled April 1944. Moirang was the headquarters of Azad Hind Fauz during World War II.Ukhrul
It is the popular hill station of Manipur and also the district head quarter of East Manipur. This small place is famous for 'Siroy Lily', the state flower of Manipur and lime caves at Kangkhui which are the one of the oldest archeological cave of India. Besides this many other scenic places like the Duncan park, the Japanese pond, Elshadai park, Seihai Phangrei are an ideal picnic spot. Many majestic water falls are also attraction for tourists.Loktak Lake and Sendra Island
It is the huge freshwater lake which is hosts the floating islands, locally called Phumdi or Sendra Islands. These islands are formed of tangling of watery weeds. Boats are available to watch closely the life on these floating islands.Shree Govindajee Temple
This historic temple of Vaisnavites is adjacent to the palaces. It has gold domes, paved court and a large congregation hall. The idols of Radha Govinda, Krishna- Balaram and Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are installed there.Sahid Minar
The tall Minar known as Sahid Minar in Bir Tikendrajit Park located centrally in the city is built as a tribute to the martyrs of the state while fighting against the British in 1891.Manipur Zoological Garden
This garden is situated about 6 km. from Imphal at the foot of the pine-growing hillocks on the Imphal Kangchup Road and the sight of endangered brow-antlered deer, "Sangai" in sylvan backdrop will make your trip enjoyable.