The Land of the floating Phumdis and the Loktak lake
Manipur is quite a stunner which is richly endowed with the natural beauty of waterfalls, lakes, streams, evergreen forests surrounded by nine sub-Himalayan ranges that attract the tourists from all over the world; Manipur is beautiful, calm and boast of ecstatic simplicity. It is a pure heaven and one of the most beautiful states of India blessed by Mother Nature. Manipur promises to be an adventurous tourist discovery as it offers endless leisure and pleasure along with its exotic landscape, undulating hills, green valleys, blue lakes and dense forests.
Places to be around Manipur
There are days when you would like to spend sometime with yourself and amidst the unending scenic splendors and this is the right kind of place to do so. So plan a visit here and you may as well consider an extended stay filled with Trekking and tea garden visit, which are among the most common activities here.
The temple is enriched in rich cultural history and dipped in its ethnic culture whose traces are still visible around here. It is a conical roof shrine which is abode of Lord Vishnu and was built in 1467. The roof is dome like made in a parabolic style with semicircular arches that holds the attention of the visitor due to its classic style.
It is definitely a nature’s masterpiece which can be found in the vicinity of Moirang and spreads over the three districts of Thoubal, Imphal and Bishnupur. The lake is also known as the ‘Floating Lake’ and is among the biggest freshwater lakes found in the Northeastern region. There are floating mass vegetations here which are termed as ‘Phumdis’.
Senapati is another such place whose beauty explains the reason for its immense popularity. Around 80 percent of its area is covered in forest and is inhabited by the tribes that have been here for ages. Its gallows are great for a ride and blessed with intriguing beauty.
Discover green and the culture that's lived along. Alongside verdant greenery, you also get to enjoy local culture while touring landmarks like People’s Museum. This blend of nature and culture make it among the best among others.
It is a small town nestled in the state of Manipur. This place has seen wars and upheavals in the past but is beautiful nonetheless. Moirang is famous for the Loktak Lake whose serene water is home to plethora of flora and fauna. This place is perfect for a weekend getaway to unwind and relax.
This hilly region is an ideal outdoor setting for tourists interested in outdoor holidays. The beauty of this town is unparalleled with the unusual varieties of flora and fauna. The people are also into growing oranges and papaya when at the end of the year the farmer with the best production is gifted with an amount out of appreciation.
Best time to visit Manipur
Though Manipur has unique travel experience for its visitors throughout the year, it is advised to visit Manipur during winters, probably between October to March. The weather here pleasant throughout yet this time of the year is really very enjoyable. Kindly plan your best visit at the best possible time of the year.
HOW TO REACH
Imphal Tulihal Airport is located about 8km from the heart of the City and is well connected directly from the major cities of India namely Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Guwahati and major cities of North Eastern States on daily basis. There are also regular buses from Guwahati, Dimapur, Silchar but there are still no direct trains to Imphal.