Manipur is a very beautiful and famous state located in the north-east of our country India, which is famous for its natural beauty not only in India but also in many other countries. This state boasts of second topographic diversity and wonders of nature. This northeastern state is multilingual and endowed with distinctive classical dances, sumptuous cuisine and traditional aura.
Manipur is also called The Land of Jewels as it has an exotic landscape with rolling hills, green valleys, blue lakes and dense forests. Manipur was named the Jewel of India by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
With the extraordinary biodiversity and flora in Manipur, there are some places that you must visit.
Imphal, an important city in the northeastern state of Manipur, is very popular for its natural beauty and beautiful environment. Imphal is also the capital of Manipur. It is one of the oldest cities of the Indian subcontinent. Thousands of people come here every year to see and enjoy the beauty of this city.
Imphal city is located in the north eastern part of Manipur. This picturesque beautiful city is surrounded by hills, which protect it from all directions. The city of Imphal looks like a painted cloud and houses many time-honoured monuments such as temples and ceremonial places.
Loktak Lake is a very beautiful and attractive lake located in Manipur, India and it is one of the largest freshwater lakes in South Asia. It is a vast lake whose area varies from 250 square kilometers to 500 square kilometers during the rainy months with a typical area of 287 square kilometers.
This lake is situated at a distance of 48 km from Imphal city in Bishnupur district. It is the largest fresh water lake in Northeast India. The lake is a beautiful stretch of water resembling a miniature inland sea. This lake is home to all the rivers of Imphal flowing in the state of Manipur.
Shri Shri Govindaji Temple
The Shri Shri Govindaji Temple, a Hindu Vaishnava temple with elaborate durbar design and history, located in the Indian state of Manipur, with gilded domes. Every year a large number of devotees throng this temple.
This temple was originally built during the session of 1846 AD during the reign of Maharaja Nara Singh. Govind ji was his royal deity. This temple was damaged during an earthquake in 1868. After this the temple came to its original form during the reign of Maharaja Chandrakirti.
Tharon Cave, located in Imphal, the capital of Manipur, is very famous. This is a mysterious cave and the abode of bats and can be moved in this cave only with a map. Tharon Cave is situated at a distance of about 27 km from the district headquarter of Tamenglong district. The length of this cave is 655.6 meters and there are five exits and 34 joints in this cave.
Tharon Cave is a limestone cave and is mostly popular for stalactites and stalagmites. Along with this, the ventilation system is also present in this cave, which ensures that there is sufficient air circulation inside the cave.
Khongjom is a historical and popular tourist destination located in Thoubal district of Manipur. The last war of independence between the British and the Manipuris took place in this village in 1891 and the Manipuris killed the British Chief Commissioner along with many of their members.
Khongjom Day is celebrated every year on 23rd April to pay tribute to these freedom fighters of Manipur. The day is celebrated by the Government of Manipur at the Khongjom War Memorial Complex in Thoubal district.
Khongjom War Memorial Complex is a historical site of India, in which the world’s tallest sword statue has been built as a memory of the fighters who fought in the war.
Senapati is the district headquarters as well as a very beautiful town located in the Senapati district of Manipur. It is situated in the northern part of Manipur. Lush green mountains, blue hills, cascading streams, beautiful rivers, green valleys etc are present all around this district.
The city of Senapati is one of the less explored cities but attracts tourists due to its natural and beautiful scenery. It is bordered by Ukhrul District to the east, Tamenglong District to the west, Nagaland to the north and Kangpokpi District to the south.
Ukhrul is a beautiful small town located in Manipur, known for its natural beauty, which is considered to be the center of its spiritual peace. It is bounded by Myanmar in the east, Chandel in the south, Senapati and Imphal East in the west and Nagaland state in the north.
Ukhrul is the highest hill station of Manipur. Here you will find natural elements of beauty like caves, waterfalls, mountains etc.