Top Destinations of North East India---Manipur
Manipur is is popularly known as the ‘Switzerland of India’.It is one of the seven northeastern states of India.Manipur is sometimes called alternative names such as Kangleipak or Sanaleibak.It is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west, Burma lies to its east.Imphal is the capital of Manipur surrounded by wooded hills and lakes.
It is the right tourist destination for nature lovers.The state is rich in every sense, be it in the beauty of nature or the culture of the land. Located in North East India amidst breathtaking blue hills, Manipur is amazingly soul-captivating.
The capital of Manipur, Imphal, is well connected with the rest of the country by air.As Manipur has no railway network, the nearest railhead to reach Manipur is Silchar in Assam.Manipur is well linked with the rest of the country by both national and state highways.
Manipur is sometimes called alternative names such as Kangleipak or Sanaleibak.The state covers an area of 22,327 square kilometres.The people here are very polite and hospitable. Rich in its culture, tradition, and ethnicity.Manipur has a low-lying basin in its center surrounded by high-range mountains that sometimes reach up to a height of about 2000 meters.
The word Manipur literally means a 'jeweled town', a name that rightly justifies the small and picturesque land.The Raasleelas and the classical dance of Manipur hold a very significant position in the cultural map of India. With sites like the Loktak Lake and the Khonghampat Orchidarium, Manipur is also famous for its natural beauty.
Wide range of Fairs & Festivals celebrated by the people of Manipur.The festivals of Manipur hold special importance to the people of the state. Most of their festivals are characterized by traditional dance and music along with some traditional refreshment. Yaosang is a festival celebrated on the full-moon day of February till March.This festival is also regarded as the festival to welcome spring season.
New Year celebration known as the Cheirouba and the festival to reassure the loving relationship of the siblings known as Ningol Chakaouba. Kut is another festival that marks the harvesting season in Manipur. Feasts, traditional drinks, and merrymaking characterize the festival.
Thoubal,Chandel,Senapati, Tamenglong,Churachandpur are the famous destinations for tourists visiting this state.Some of the places worth visiting are the Shree Govindajee Temple,Kaina,Khwairamand Bazaar , Manipur Zoological Garden ,apart from the beautiful Loktak Lake and Sendra Island.
Besides, Langthabal,Moirang, Moreh, Phubala, Singda, Khongjom, Sahid Mandir, Khonghampat Orchidarium, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Sekta Archeological Living Museum, and the Manipur State Museum.