Location: North- East India
Manipur is a mosaic of ancient traditions, rich cultural patterns and pristine natural landscapes; sharing its international border with Myanmar.
Manipur is intertwined with cascading rapids, tipping rivers, carpets of flowers, deep valleys and myriad lakes.
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The people of Manipur include Meiteis, Nagas, Meitei Pngals, Kukis and many other colorful communities which have co-existed over the centuries. These are people whose spiritualism, folklore, myths and legends, dance forms, indigenous games and martial arts, cuisines, exotic hand looms and handicrafts are invested with mystique of nature and have made this land unique.
Interesting places to visit in Manipur
Loktak Lake is the largest natural fresh water lake in India, with its unique floating islands, called Phumdis.
Kaibul Lamjao National Park
Loktak also houses the world’s only floating national park, known as the Kaibul lamjao National Park. The Sangai, a subspecies of brown antlered deer is found only in this park.
Khwairamnand bazaar or the popular name Ima market or Nupi Keithel is a world’s only all-women market. Around 4000 shopkeepers here are run by women signifying women’s equality and independence. ‘Ima’ means mother and ‘Keithel’ means market in Manipuri. This market is truly a symbol of women’s empowerment and leadership in the economic development of this tiny state.
Located in the heart of the city is the beautiful Kangla Fort. It was the seat of the Manipuri rulers, in the pre-modern Manipur.
The peak is known for its rare Shirui lily, the state flower of Manipur. On the climbing the hill you are sure to be rewarded with incredible view.
Yangkhullen is also known as the “hanging village of Manipur” for it beautiful set up on a steep cliff. On the way to Yangkhullen, a stop is a must in the Willong village to witness the monoliths.