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The incredible night view of the Loktak Lake at Manipur. Image – Incredible Moirang

Manipur, meaning the ‘Land of Jewels’ is one among the eight Sister States of India located in the North Eastern region of India bordered by the States of Nagaland (North), Mizoram (South), Assam (West) and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (East). Covering a total area of 22,327 sq. km. Manipur has a total population of over 3 million people with the tribal population of Meitei, Kuki, Naga and Pangal people. Since the ancient times, Manipur has been known to have the richest intellectual heritage in South East Asia with roots relating to the Indus Valley civilization. Manipur is the Gateway to South East Asia connecting to the major countries of Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. Manipur is a State of great cultural diversity where various ethnic people have resided since ages. 

​​Although the State of Manipur is blessed with unending bounties of Mother Nature from exotic landscapes, blue hills, lush valleys, rivers and green forests, Manipur has not been able to grab the attention of tourists due to many years of insurgency across the State. However, since the past decade, the State of Manipur is seeing much better days from all stand points and has gradually opened up among travelers who have started the inflow of tourism in Manipur.

The Meitei people are the main ethnic group of Manipur and the primary language spoken in Manipur is the Meitei language. Predominantly an agrarian community, Manipur has a vast potential of offbeat tourism being home to the largest freshwater Loktak Lake, the only floating National Park in the World, the endangered Sangai Deer Species and the pristine Dzukou Valley at the border of the States of Manipur and Nagaland.​ Manipur has primarily an agrarian economy, with significant hydroelectric power generation potential. It is connected to other areas by daily flights through Imphal airport, the second largest in northeastern India. Manipur is home to many sports, the origin of Manipuri dance and the State is credited with introducing polo to Europeans.

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The Local Meitei People of Manipur ~ Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India

Geography and Climate of Manipur ~

The State of Manipur lies on an oval shaped valley surrounded by mountains at an elevation of 2,590 feet above the mean sea level. Manipur has a total forest area cover of around 60% rich in flora and fauna. The forests of Manipur consists of semi-evergreen, dry temperate and tropical moist deciduous forests filled with trees like teak, pine, oak, bamboo and cane. Manipur covers four major river basis viz. Barak river basin, Manipur river basin, Yu river basin and Lanye river basin. The rivers of these basins of Manipur mostly deposit their sediment load at the Loktak lake which makes the Loktak region one among the best biodiversity regions in North East India.

​​Dominant Flora at Manipur consists of the trees like teak, pine, oak, laiho, bamboo and cane. Rubber, tea, coffee, orange and cardamom are grown in the hilly areas of Manipur. Manipur is home to over 500 species of orchids with the Siroi Lily being the most sought after among all. Dominant Fauna at Manipur consists of the likes of Hoolock Gibbon, Slow Loris, Clouded leopards, Burmese Peas fowl, Pheasants, the Sangai Deer which his locally called as the dancing deer. More than four species of the prized Hornbill species is found at Manipur.

Located at 2,590 feet above the mean sea level, Manipur enjoys a temperate climate around the year with chilly winters with the coldest month being January anf the warmest July with  a maximum temperature hovering around 34 degree Celsius. The rainy season in Manipur starts in the month of May extending upto the month of October.

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The beautiful countryside of Manipur ~ Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India

Culture and People of Manipur ~

Manipur has a total population of over 3 million people. Out of this total, 59% of the peole live in the valley region of Manipur and 41% inhabit the hilly regions. The people inhabiting the hilly areas are the Kuki, Naga and other tribal communities. The valley region of Manipur is inhabited by the Meitei, Manipuri Brahmins and the Manipuri Muslim. The primary tribal population of Manipur are the Meiteis, the Kukis and the Nagas.

Each of the ethinc groups of Manipur have their own distinct culture and traditions with traditional dances forming an integral part of the culture of each of these communities. Manipuri Dance has been the subject of many literature enthusiasts who have written of its lyrical beauty and rhythm. The dance form of Manipur is characterized by exotic costumes, graceful rhythm and devotion to Mother Nature. Some of the dance forms of Manipur are Khamba-Thoiba and Raas Leela dance performed to depict the Life of Lord Krishna in an art form.

Manipuri people are naturally born athletes and many age old sporting traditions have been home at Manipur. Manipuris are adept in various form of Martial arts and play games like football and archery with profound proficiency. The Sagol Kangjei is said to be the origin of modern day polo which the British adapted from Manipur in the early 19th century.

The people of Manipur are also expert craftsmen and produce exquisite products of handicrafts and handlooms. At Manipur, age old practices of weaving are still prevalent and the designs are inspired by the ancient culture of Manipur. Various varieties of bamboo handicrafts and handlooms are put on display at the local markets of Manipur.

Manipur offers a varied cuisine which mainly consists of rice and different forms of meat especially fish. One of the most delicious dish of Manipur is Kabok, a traditional cuisine made of rice an iromba (a combination of fish, vegetables and bamboo shoots). The drink ‘Shkemai’ made in village with the same name is a famous country wine.

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The Raas Leela Dance performance of Manipur ~ Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India. Image – Flickr

Festivals of Manipur ~

Known as the land of Radha and Krishna, Manipur has contributed significantly to India’s classical dance repertoire. These festivals are symbol of their culture and religious aspirations. The Manipuri dance recital based on the lyrical Raas Leela (that mimics the courtship of Radha and Krishna) is inspirational. Ningol Chakouba is a festival in which the women of the community for for feast to their parental house to mark the family bonding and is generally celebrated in November. The spring festival of Lai Haraoba represents the worship of traditional deities and is celebrated in the month of May. This festival is the best place to see all the folk dances of Manipur. Yaoshang is Manipur’s biggest festival which kicks off on the full moon day of Phalgun (February or March) and is a five day long festival of Manipur.

​Some of the major festivals of Manipur are ~

1| Ningol Chakouba – Celebrated every year in November

Celebrated every year in the month of November by the Meitei people of Manipur, the Ningol Chakouba festival is a great time for a family get together that celebrates the bond between the brothers and sisters of a family. The word ‘Ningol’ means the daughter of a Meitei family either married or unmarried while ‘Chakouba’ means feast. In short, Ningol Chakouba is a grand feast arranged for the sisters of a family in the Meitei tribe of Manipur. This festival is a major get together for all the family members and a time to make thanksgiving and merry making. This festival unites and strengthens the bond between the brothers and sisters of a Meitei family where the brothers arrange for a big feast for their sisters and present them with gifts while in return the sisters shower their blessings on them and pray for their prosperity. The gifts are mostly the various exquisite handicrafts and handlooms of Manipur. The grand feast that is arranged during the Ningol Chakouba has as assorted platter of various dishes. While fish recipes of Sareng, Rohu, Catla and Carp are included some other delicious traditional items prepared are ‘chagem pomba’ which is a rice, greens & fermented soybean preparation, ‘pan thongba’ that is Arbi curry with dried fish, ‘nakuppi thongba’ that is a variety of herb curry with lots of green chillies, ‘kanglayen-paknam’ that is stuffed mushroom in gram flour, ‘magan-usoy ooty’ that is dry pea with a variety of bamboo shoots, ‘yongchak-red potato’, ‘soibum thongba’ that is fermented bamboo shoots curry, etc.

2| Kut -Harvest festival celebrated in November

Agriculture has always been a primary occupation of the people of North East India. Majority of the tribal people have huge cultivational lands and they sow rice on these lands. The Kuki-Chin-Mizo group of Manipur are also farmers and in occasion to celebrate the good harvest every year they celebrate the Kut festival on the 1st of November. The Kut festival is marked with a huge thanksgiving feast followed with traditional dances and songs in honor of the abundant harvest. Basically this feast is a way of offering their thanks to the Lord for a good harvest. The farmers of the entire village get together to celebrate the Kut festival of Manipur that is marked with food, fun and merrymaking. Tourists to Manipur can visit the Kut festival to witness the great culture of the people of Manipur and also relish the exotic food and local beverages here.

3| Yaosang – Celebrated in March is the biggest festival of Manipur

The Yaosang festival of Manipur is an important festival of the State which is celebrated for 5 days and coincides with the festival of Holi. Like Holi, the Meitei people of Manipur celebrate the Yaosang festival with colors. Similar to the Magh Bihu festival of Assam, the festival begins after sunset and is marked by burning of a straw hut followed by the children of the village going out to seek monetary donations from the homes of the people. The second day is marked with huge celebrations at the Shree Shree Govindajee Temple in Imphal. On the second and third days girls go to the homes of their relatives and are often seen blocking roads with ropes for collecting money. The end of the festival on the fourth and fifth day are marked with people of Manipur playing with colors and splashing water on each other.

4| Cheiraoba – New year festival of Manipur celebrated in April

The Cheiraoba festival (also called as the Sajibu Nongma Panba) is the New Year Festival of Manipur that falls on the month of April which is the beginning of the New Year as per the Meitei people of Manipur. The term ‘Sajibu’ means the first month of the year, ‘Nongma’ means the first date of the month and ‘Panba’ means to be. This festival is marked with a huge annual feasting and offering like fruits, vegetables and rice to the Meitei deity. Another important aspect of the Cheiraoba festival is offering a prayer to the hill deity, wherein the members of a family visits a hillock near the village and offers worship to the hill deity.

5| Sangai Festival -Promoted by the Department of Tourism celebrated every year in November

The Sangai festival of Manipur is celebrated every year from the 20th to 30th November to promote Manipur as the next tourism destination of North East India and it showcases the rich tradition and culture of Manipur to the World. The Sangai festival is named after the State animal of Manipur – the Sangai which is a brow-antlered deer that is found only in Manipur and is an endangered species. The Sangai festival of Manipur is followed by the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland every year from the 1st of December to the 10th of December. The Sangai festival showcases the rich tourism potential of Manipur from music, arts, culture, handicrafts, handloom, its people, their practices, cuisine, traditional sports, etc. Various dance performances of Manipur are also highlighted in the Sangai festival like the Raas Leela, the Bamboo dance of the Kukis, the Kabui Naga dance, Maibi dance, Khamba Toibi dance, etc. The Sangai festival of Manipur is a single stage that draws the various tribes of Manipur under one roof who demonstrate their indigenous manufactured products of handicrafts and handlooms, their for of martial arts, various ancient and traditional game forms and modern adventure activities too. Various delicacies of the people of Manipur are also on offering like fish curry, salads, meat delicacies, etc. A visit to Sangai Festival of Manipur is a once is a lifetime experience to be cherished by everyone!

6| Shirui Lily Festival – Promoted by the Department of Tourism celebrated every year in May​

Celebrated every year in the month of May in the Ukhrul district of Manipur, this festival is dedicated to the State flower of Manipur the Shirui Lily which is found abundantly in Shirui hills of Manipur. Declared as an endangered species, the Shirui Lily grows atop 8,500 feet above mean sea level at the Shirui hills in the Ukhrul district of Manipur. Ukhrul is the highest hill station of Manipur which is inhabited by the Tangkhul Naga tribe, the Kuki tribe and the Angami tribes of Manipur who also inhabit the State of Nagaland. The Shirui lily blossoms every year during the month of April through June and its flowers resemble the shape of a bell. The entire area of Ukhrul looks very colorful during this time and the scenic view of the hills makes it a wonderful and picturesque location. Sponsored by the Department of Tourism – Government of Manipur, the Shirui Lily festival is marked with various celebrations like live music, beauty pageants, cultural shows, folk dances, traditional sons, indigenous games and sports, etc. The main motto is to spread awareness of the endangered Shiru Lily and promote Manipur as a tourism destination focussed on sustainable and responsible tourism across the State.

Tourism in Manipur ~

1| Loktak Lake Manipur

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Boats plying tourists around at the Loktak Lake in Manipur ~ Moirang ~ Manipur ~ India

The Loktak Lake in Manipur is located at around 48 Kms. from the capital city of Imphal and is the largest freshwater lake in the Northeast Region.  Located at the Loktak Lake is the Keibul Lamjao National Park. Keibul Lamjao is the only floating National Park in the world famous for its population of the highly endangered dancing deer species called the Sangai. The Loktak Lake and the Keibul Lamjao National Park are the last natural habitat of the Sangai (Rucervus eldii eldii) the dancing deer of Manipur. A glimpse of the deer in this unique wetland ecosystem is a must for any wildlife enthusiast. Other wildlife to mention a few are ~ Hog deer, Otter and a host of waterfowl and migratory birds can also be sighted during November to March. The forest Department of Manipur maintains watch towers and two rest houses within the park.

From the Tourist Bungalow set atop Sendra Island, visitors get a bird’s eye view of life on the Lake small islands that are actually floating weeds on which the Lake-dwellers live in the backdrop of the shimmering blue water of the Lake, labyrinthine boat routes and colorful water plants. The Sendra Tourist Home with an attached Cafeteria is an ideal tourist spot. Boating and other water sports are organised here in Takmu Water Sports Complex. The Loktak Lake is an ancient lake and it plays an important role in the economy of Manipur. It serves as a source of water for hydropower generation, irrigation and drinking water supply. The lake is also a source of livelihood for the rural fishermen who live in the surrounding areas and on phumdis, also known as “phumshongs”.

2| World War II Cemetery Manipur

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The Commonwealth World War II Cemetery at Imphal ~ Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India

Commemorating the memories of the British and Indian soldiers who died during the World War II, the Imphal World War II Cemetery was built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Serene and well maintained, the War Cemetery carries little stone markers and bronze plaques recording the sacrifice of those gallant soldiers.

Dedicated to all the brave soldiers who lost their life in the Battle of Kohima, the Imphal World War II Cemetery initially had 950 burials of war dead. Following the end of the Second World War, the burials in two other smaller cemeteries in Imphal and in other isolated locations were also shifted to this cemetery taking the total war burials at the cemetery to 1,600. The memorial has markers with brass plaques with the name of each of the fallen. The war dead commemorated are from many commonwealth countries, such as 1300 from the United Kingdom, 10 from Canada, 5 from Australia, 220 from India, 40 from East Africa, 10 from West Africa and 10 from Burma.

3| Dzukou Valley Manipur

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The breathtakingly beautiful Dzukou Valley at border of Manipur and Nagaland ~ Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India

Located at the Border of the North East Indian States of Manipur and Nagaland, the Dzukou Valley is a very beautiful green valley and the most picturesque place in Senapati District bordering Nagaland. It is famous for its rare terrestrial lily called Dzuko Lily and the enchanting snow clad valley during January & February. The highest peak of Manipur Mount Iso is also located behind this valley.

4| Ima Keithel ~ Largest all Women run market in Asia Manipur

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The largest all Women Market of Ima Keithel ~ Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India

The Ima Keithel aka the Khwairamband Bazar is a  unique all women’s market, having 4,000 or more “Imas” or Mothers who run the stalls. The Market is split into two sections on either side of a road. Vegetables, fruits, fishes and household groceries are sold on one side and exquisite handlooms and household tools on the other.

There are approximately 4000 women traders who sell their wares here every day. Earlier the market was an amalgam of scattered sheds but now the market is housed in an RCC structure in Khwairamband Bazar. The shift to a more organized setting meant that many vendors lost their space but that hasn’t in any way deterred them from carrying on their business.

5| Kangla Fort Manipur

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The Beautiful wonder of the Kangla Fort ~ Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India

The center of Manipur’s power till 1891, the historical embodiment of Manipur Rulers and the people of Manipur, Kangla have a significant place in the heart and mind of the people of Manipur Govindajee temple, outer and inner moat and other relics are perfect reflections of the rich art and culture of Manipur and her civilization. The word ‘Kangla’ means dry land in Manipuri or Meitei language. Kangla was the ancient capital of Manipur and a number of Meetei monarchs have ruled the destination from this fort.

The existence of this fort dates back to 33 AD, when the mythical God-King of Manipur, Nongda Lairen Pakhangba first ascended the throne. It was gradually renovated and developed by successive kings who ruled the place. King Khagemba (1597-1652) ordered the construction of a brick wall on the western gate of the palace. Afterwards, Khunjaoba (1652-1666), his son put in immense efforts in beautifying the fort. It is believed that he excavated a moat on the western side of this palace. In 1891, it was taken over by the British army after the Anglo-Manipur War. Later, the Assam Rifle took control of it, until 2004.

The impressive coronation hall of kings named Uttra is of immense historical importance. Unfortunately, large part of the hall was ravaged during the World War II by Japanese air raids. Now, you can only see a part of the foundation and flight of steps. Beyond the steps two statues of brick made dragons used to stand. These were called ‘Sha’ in Manipuri language and supposedly they were emblems of the Meitei rulers. The British forces destroyed the brick made statues after their invasion of Manipur, as recorded in the archives. After the fort’s handover to Manipur government, two replicas of original dragons were set up.

6| The Shree Shree Govindajee Temple Manipur

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The Shree Shree Govindajee Temple at Imphal ~ Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India

A historic Vaishnavite centre, adjoining Manipur’s former Maharajas’ Royal Palace, the Govindajee temple is one of the most attractive sights for the tourists. Twin domes, a paved courtyard, and a large raised congregation hall form a perfect backdrop for priests who descend the steps, to accept offerings from devotees in the courtyard. The shrines of Lord Krishna and Balaram and Jagannath flank the two sides of the presiding deity. Early hours Prayer (Aarti) is a must for devoted followers, exuding spiritual fervor and ecstasy.

7| The India Peace Memorial Manipur

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Welcome to the India Peace Memorial at Imphal ~ Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India

The India Peace Memorial was constructed by the Japanese Government on the site of the Battle of Red Hill or Maibam Lokpaching, on the Tiddim Road. The Battle took place from May 20-29, 1944, and was the closest the Japanese got to Imphal from the south. The Memorial was inaugurated in 1994 on the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Imphal.

8| Moreh and the Border of India and Myanmar at Tamu Manipur

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Welcome to the border of India and Myanmar at Tamu ~ Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India

The Town of Moreh in Manipur is a busy market town on the Indo-Myanmar border, located at a distance of 110 km from Imphal. A commercial town and a real shopping paradise for shoppers where sundry products ranging from electronics to daily consumables are available in plenty. This place holds importance for the visiting tourists not only for being a border town but also for providing a unique opportunity to experience the different cultures, lifestyles of Myanmar through its border town at Tamu which is only 5 kms. away from here.

Tamu is a town in Sagaing Region in north-west Burma near the border with the State of Manipur. It is the administrative seat for Tamu Township. Tamu is something of a transport hub for cross-border traffic to India, being just across the border from Moreh. It is on the alignment of a proposed railway connecting the two countries. Tamu is an important commercial town serving the Indian border town of Moreh. The town is mainly populated by the Burmese, Chin ethnic people and lots of other people from different corners of the country.

Tourism in Manipur ~

Manipur is one among the Seven Sister States in northeastern India with the city of Imphal as its capital. It is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Burma (Myanmar) lies to its east. The state covers an area of 22,327 square kilometres (8,621 sq mi) and has a population of almost 3 million, including the Meitei, Kuki, Naga, and Pangal peoples, who speak Sino-Tibetan languages. Manipur has been at the crossroads of Asian economic and cultural exchange for more than 2,500 years. It has long connected the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, enabling migration of people, cultures and religions. The State of Manipur in North East India is often referred to as the Gateway to South East Asia with the proposed roadway between India and Thailand is to cross through Manipur via Myanmar at the Tamu border.

The North East Indian State of Manipur has primarily an agrarian economy, with significant hydroelectric power generation potential. It is connected to other areas by daily flights through Imphal airport, the second largest in northeastern India. Manipur is home to many sports, the origin of Manipuri dance and the State is credited with introducing polo to Europeans.

The state of Manipur covers a total area of 22,347 square kilometers (8,628 sq mi). The capital lies in an oval-shaped valley of approximately 700 square miles (2,000 sq. km) surrounded by blue mountains and is at an elevation of 790 meters (2,590 ft) above sea level. The state has four major river basins: the Barak River Basin (Barak Valley) to the west, the Manipur River Basin in central Manipur, the Yu River Basin in the east, and a portion of the Lanye River Basin in the north.

Set in an oval valley amidst smoky blue hills, Manipur is the home of the Meitei tribe (its largest and most visible ethnic group). Almost 70% of the land is forested and this sustains a diverse ecosystem. Some of the World’s rarest orchids are found in Manipur. Manipur’s forests also shelter endangered mammals like the Sangai – an elusive deer (endemic to the region) which is on the verge of extinction. Manipur is reputed for its woven fabrics and almost every home here has a loom. Manipur’s martial arts are renowned for their poetic fluidity. The deft movements of the spear dance and the stunning sword fight sequences are a visual feat. Polo is said to have orginated in manipur but it is played very differently here and the local version is called ‘Sagol Kangjei’. ‘Lakpi’ is a form of rugby played with a greased coconut and broken heads are not uncommon. Imphal, the capital city of Manipur is famous for its scenic beauty. Visit Shri Govindaji Temple, a historic Vaishnavite center, which was considered to be the sacred place for cultural activity in Manipur. The unique Khwairamband Bazaar or Ima market should not be missed on your visit to Manipur as its stalls are owned by almost 3000 Imas (mothers). The zoological garden houses the rare species of the Brown Antlered deers. Some of Manipur’s rarest orchids can be seen in the Khonghampat Orchidarium, close to the capital. Langthabal is a small hill which is famous for old palaces and temples of architectural importance and ceremonial houses. Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake with rich biodiversity. The beauty of the lake has been enhanced by the presence of floating weed. The only floating National Park in the World – Keibul Lamjao, exists in this lake. Sendra Island is in the middle of this lake offering spectacular views of the lake and its surroundings. Ukhrul is Manipur’s highest hill station and famous for the ‘Siroy Lily’ and Lime caves. Bishnupur is famous for its Vishnu temple which was built in 1467 by King Kiyamba. Waithou Lake and Kaina hills in Manipur are also worth a visit here.

We welcome you to the the State of Manipur in North East India!

Sample Itinerary for your visit to Manipur ~

Day 1 ~ Arrive at Imphal airport in the morning. Upon arrival you will be greeted by our representative offering you a warm welcoming in a traditional Manipuri way. From the airport drive we visit the Shree Shree Govindajee Temple at Imphal. Dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha, this temple is adjacent to the Royal Palace of the Manipur Kings of the early time and is a popular tourist attraction of Manipur. Later in the day we will visit the Kangla Fort at Imphal. Check in to your Hotel at Imphal. Late afternoon free to visit the Ima Keithel Market – the largest all women market in Asia.

Night Halt: Comfortable Hotel at Imphal

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Day 2 ~ Today after an early breakfast we proceed to the Loktak Lake near Moirang. Arrive at Loktak Lake and take a boat ride across the Lake. Also visit the Keibul Lamjao National Park here. After lunch continue to visit the INA war memorial. Continue your drive back to Imphal. At Imphal, visit the World War II Cemetery. Retire back to your Hotel at Imphal.

Night Halt: Comfortable Hotel at Imphal

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 ~ Today is our day to visit the border of India and Myanmar at Tamu. It will be a long drive so we head early to the Indian side of the border at Moreh. After reaching Moreh, we will cross the Indian Border to reach Myanmar at Tamu. Witness at different cultural lifestyle here of the people of Myanmar. Visit the nearby local places like the Buddhist Monastery and the local market of Namphalong. Travel back to Imphal for night halt.

Night Halt: Comfortable Hotel at Imphal

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 ~ Today we will be visiting the Hill station of Ukhrul at Manipur. After breakfast we will continue on our journey to Ukhrul. Ukhrul is a beautiful hill town in Manipur that is located at a distance of 84 km towards the north-east of the town of Imphal. Ukhrul is home to the Tangkhul Naga Tribe of Manipur and also a sizeable population of the Angami tribes. Ukhrul is famous for the blooming of the Shirui Lily and endangered Lily species. Admire the scenery spread all around you at Ukhrul. At Ukhrul, visit the nearby tribal villages and observe the lifestyle and rituals of tribal people of Manipur. Return back to Imphal for night halt.

Night Halt: Comfortable Hotel at Imphal

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 ~ Today we leave Imphal to drive to Kohima in Nagaland. Arrive at Kohima in the afternoon. We will visit the Kohima Cathedral and the Kohima World War II Cemetery. Check into your Hotel at Kohima. Evening free to visit the local market at Kohima city.

Night Halt: Comfortable Hotel at Kohima

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 ~ Today after Breakfast we depart to Kaziranga National Park. Enjoy the scenic drive across the lush forests and Tea gardens of Assam from Kohima to Kaziranga National Park. Arrive at Kaziranga National Park. Check into your Hotel at Kaziranga National Park and late afternoon we will visit the Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park – the Largest Orchid Park in India.

Night Halt: Comfortable Hotel at Kaziranga National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 ~ Early morning go for a thrilling Elephant Safari into the interiors of the Kaziranga National Park from the Bagori Safari Range. After Breakfast go for a thrilling Jeep Safari into the interiors of the Kaziranga National Park from the Kohora Safari Range. Later depart to Guwahati.

Night Halt: Comfortable Hotel at Guwahati

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 ~ After Breakfast we will visit the Holy Maa Kamakhya Temple at Guwahati. Among the 51 Shakti Peethas, the Kamakhya Temple is the holiest Temple shrine in North East India famous for its cult of tantric practices. After the visit to the Kamakhya Temple we will drop you off at the Guwahati Airport for your onward destination. Tour Ends. Bid Adieu!

Night Halt: NA

Meals Included: Breakfast

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The remains of the beautiful Kangla Fort at Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India
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Welcome to the Iron Bridge Gate immigration point at Tamu ~ Moreh ~ Manipur ~ India
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The Heritage Buddhist Monastery Pagoda at Tamu ~ Manipur ~ India
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Traditional food of Myanmar to be savored at Tamu ~ Moreh ~ Manipur ~ India
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Exquisite Handlooms at the Ima Keithel market at Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India
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Welcome to the Moirang Kangla at Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India
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The beautiful Buddhist Pagoda at Tamu ~ Moreh ~ Manipur ~ India
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Welcome to the Autonomous district council of Chandel at Moreh ~ Manipur ~ India
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The lush green paddy fields on the way to Moreh ~ Manipur ~ India
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Instructions to travelers across Manipur ~ Manipur ~ India
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The entrance gate to the Kangla Fort at Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India
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The majestic mountains near Keibul Lamjao National Park ~ Manipur ~ India
Manipur, Imphal Hotels, Kaziranga National Park, Manipur Tourism, Loktak Lake
Welcome to the border of India and Myanmar at Tamu ~ Moreh ~ Manipur ~ India
Manipur, Imphal Hotels, Kaziranga National Park, Manipur Tourism, Loktak Lake
The beautiful waters of the Loktak Lake filled with lilies ~ Manipur ~ India
Manipur, Imphal Hotels, Kaziranga National Park, Manipur Tourism, Loktak Lake
The beautiful waters of the Loktak Lake ~ Manipur ~ India
Manipur, Imphal Hotels, Kaziranga National Park, Manipur Tourism, Loktak Lake
The beautiful Landscapes of the town of Moreh ~ Manipur ~ India
Manipur, Imphal Hotels, Kaziranga National Park, Manipur Tourism, Loktak Lake
Fresh vegetables and flowers for sale at local market ~ Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India
Manipur, Imphal Hotels, Kaziranga National Park, Manipur Tourism, Loktak Lake
Inside the Kangla Fort at Imphal ~ Moreh ~ Manipur ~ India
Manipur, Imphal Hotels, Kaziranga National Park, Manipur Tourism, Loktak Lake
The Gompa Guest House at Tamu ~ Moreh ~ Manipur ~ India
Manipur, Imphal Hotels, Kaziranga National Park, Manipur Tourism, Loktak Lake
The majestic mountains of Dzukou Valley at the border of Manipur ~ Manipur ~ India
Manipur, Imphal Hotels, Kaziranga National Park, Manipur Tourism, Loktak Lake
The beautiful landscapes of the area around Manipur ~ Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India
Manipur, Imphal Hotels, Kaziranga National Park, Manipur Tourism, Loktak Lake
Welcome to India-Myanmar friendship road at Moreh ~ Imphal ~ Manipur ~ India
Manipur, Imphal Hotels, Kaziranga National Park, Manipur Tourism, Loktak Lake
Guest Houses near the Loktak Lake at Moirang ~ Manipur ~ India