Manipur – India

So far we have covered following states of the India in our remote trip – Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Assam and Nagaland. And now I’m in the Manipur.

Manipur, a Jewel of the India. After spending some good time in Nagaland, my train stopped at Imphal, the capital of Manipur. It borders Nagaland to the North, Mizoram to the South, Assam to west and Myanmar to the east. Manipur is paved by hills from all side. You will find an amiable and peaceful climate, throughout the year but winter can be chilly. Manipur is a salubrious state of the India. The predominantly of the population is Meitei. There is no issue of language in the Manipur because English is also an official language. The people have their indigenous traditions, dances, sports, myths, foods, and much more and they are indefatigable. Dense forest and sprawling grandlands make the place a heaven on the earth.

Manipur is one of the most loved tourist places in India for those who want to sleep on the land of nature’s landscape, lush greenery, extremely tranquil hills of dreams. It will let make you fall in love with nature’s beauty so do not leave the hand of your loved one else you Manipur will become the reason of your breakup or divorce.

So, coming to the places and things you can do while in the Manipur.

  • Imphal

One of the most breathtaking cities of Manipur. In Imphal, you will able to see the dense forest and lush greenery. There are many places to make a visit but few of them are following – Laktak lake – it is the largest freshwater lake in the world and known as floating lake of the world, Red Hill Lokpaching, Kangla Fort, Sirohi National Park, Manipur State Museum, Sekta Archaelogical Living Museum, Manipur Zoological Gardens, Keibul Lam Jao National Park, Jama Masjid, Shree Govindajee Temple, and Matai Garden.

  • Ukhral

Ukhral is a picturesque city of Manipur. It will make you mesmerised with its beautiful hills, waterfall, and greenery landscapes. Ukhral, a dream destination for nature lovers. The following places you can explore – Khayang Peak, Shirui Khushung Peak, Kachoupung Lake, Khangkhui Cave, Shiroi Khushkung, and Angu Chinga.

  • Bishnupur

It is one of the worship places of Manipur. You can explore the city if you love to visit temples and churches. So, here are I’m listing few places which you can explore – Rasmancha, Jorebangla Temple, Pancha Ratana Temple, Dal Madol, Susunia Pahar, Shyamrai Temple, Siddheswar Temple, Radha Shyam Temple, and Shridhara Temple.

  • Thoubal

Thoubal is also a great picturesque place of the Manipur. This is one of the most loved places for adventure lovers. Here you can go for trekking and hiking. The attraction of Thoubal includes following places – Thoubal River, Imphal River, Lkop Lake, Waithou lake, Lousi Lake, Thoubal Bazar, and Khongjom War Memorial.

  • Chandel

There are no much places in the Chandel but it is known as the gateway of Manipur. The places you can go through are – Moreh, Yangoupokpi-Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary, and Tengnoupal.

  • Senapati

The most of the land of Senapati is covered by dense forest and rest of is by its lush greenery. The following places you can go through – Mao, Yangkhullen, Dzuko Valley, Liyai, Purul, Maram Khullen, Makhel Cave, and Sada Chiru Waterfalls.

  • Tamenglong

It’s similar to Chandel because predominant of land is paved by dense forest. Following places you can explore – Zeilad Lake, Zeilad Wildlife Sanctuary, Barak Waterfalls, Kisha Khou, Thraon Cave, and Buning Meadow.

  • Charchandpur

It abounds the natural beauty. It located amidst hillocks and valleys, the place is the scenic delight. The land of Charchandpur boasts of unity in rich cultural diversity. While in Charchandpur you can explore these places – Nagaloi Falls, Tuibuong Tribal Museum, Tonglon Cave, Khuga Dam, and Tipaimukh.

Let’s go and be a part of the festivals which are being celebrated in the Manipur. Yaoshang – it is the premier festival of the Manipur and it’s being celebrated in the February and March. Which is also known as Holi in rest of the India. One of the most interesting and beauty of this festival is The Thabal Chongba – in which girls and boys hold hands together and sing and dance in a large circle. Kut Festival – it is being celebrated in the November month by all Mizo groups of the Manipur. Other festivals are – Gang-Ngai-Festival, Cheiraoba, Kang – one of the greatest festivals of the Hindus of Manipur. It is being celebrated in the July month, Heikru, Ningol Chak-kouba, Lui-Nagai-Ni, Chumpa Festival, and Christmas.

You are tired and feeling hungry? It’s time to have food in Manipur.

The people of Manipur eat, rice, fish, leafy vegetables etc. But there are few dishes which you shouldn’t miss while in Manipur. Chamthong or Kangshoi, Eroma, Morok Metpa, Singju, Paaknam, Chahao Kheer, Alu Kangmet, and Nga-Thongba or fish curry. Fish curry is one of the comfort dishes for outsiders. In all the dishes they use dishes while cooking. And it may difficult for vegan people to get some vegetarian food.

That’s it and again I didn’t get to meet any girl here so I had to explore this state solo. But I’ll try in the next state to travel with some local girl. Don’t mind, just as a friend.

So, I also got tired and my hands are about to slap me so I have to wrap up. And it was all about my remote trip to the Manipur. I really enjoyed and learned a lot of new things about Manipur, it’s culture, tradition, food, festivals, places and much more. So, if you want to travel the India remotely then follow this blog and also do not forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter.

I’ll try my best to come up with next remote trip of another state of India soon. Till that, share with your friends and keep reading.

See you in the Tripura.


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