is the ancient scheduled caste village about 27 kms. towards east
of Imphal and there is one cultural complex established by the Mutua
Museum. It houses potteries of the Northeastern region of India
and there is a 'Doll-House' where dolls of 29 recognised tribes
of Manipur are in display. ... more ...
This is a scared place of Hindus and is 29 kms. from Imphal. According
to a legend, Shri Govindajee appeared to Bheigyachandra, Maharaja
of Manipur, in a dream and asked him to build a temple enshrined
with His image carved out of a jackfruit tree. ...
Lamjao National Park: It is the only floating National park
in the whole world and is 53 kms. from Imphal. This is the last
natural habitat of the marsh-dwelling brow-antlered deer of Manipur
called "Sangai". Many waterfowl and migratory birds visit
the lake during November and March. ...
OrchidariumThis is the Orchid Yard of the Forest Department, on
the national highway no 39 and is another place of interest and
more than 110 varieties of orchids including several rare species
are grown here. ... more ...
Khongjom: Situated on the Indo-Burma Road, 36 kms. from Imphal,
this is a place of greatest historic importance where Major General
Paona Brajabashi, proved his valour against the superior force of
the invading British Army in 1891. Khongjom day is celebrated as
a State Holiday on every year on April 23. ...
Bazaar: Khwairamband - also known as Nupi Keithel and Ima Bazaar
or Mothers Market is a large covered market split into two sections
on both sides of the Khwairamband Road and has tribal women clad
in colorful, traditional attire selling everything from hand-woven
shawls, skirts to fish, lotus, oranges and orange-flavored honey.
This market is run by women and is unique in itself. ...
This small hillock is situated about 8 kms. from Imphal on the Indo-Burma
Road and houses an old historic palace and neatly planned temples.
The structures are beautifully placed between pine and jackfruit
trees. Langthabal offers a view of the Manipur University. ...
Lake and Sendra Island: Loktak lake, 48 kms. from Imphal, is
the largest fresh water lake in eastern India and this lake is like
a miniature inland sea. Sendra Island, about 50 odd kilometres from
Imphal, offers a bird's eye view of the park and its occupants.
One can explore the park by traveling around in tiny small boats
and also climb up the watchtower located on the hillock of Bebet
Ching. ... more ...
State Museum: Near the Pologround is an interesting museum,
which is the best place to get a glimpse of Manipur history and
culture. It has a fairly good display of Manipur's heritage. It
is open from 10 am to 4.30 pm on all days except Sundays and Holidays.
Manipur Zoological Garden: The Manipur Zoological Garden is
about 6 kms. from Imphal at Iroishemba on the Imphal Kangchup Road.
It houses "Sangai", a brow-antlered deer in sylvan surroundings
and is situated at the foothills of the pine tree hillock. ...
Moirang: Moirang is about 45 kms. from Imphal and is a very
sacred place for the Manipuri people. It holds an ancient temple
of the pre-Hindu deity, Lord Thangjing. The flag of the Indian National
Army was first hoisted here on April 14, 1944. There is also an
Indian National Army Museum depicting their struggle for India's
independence. The museum is open from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. ...
Phubala: This is a charming resort on the western fringes of
the Loktak lake and is 40 kms. from Imphal. It is joined to the
mainland by a low causeway. Boating and other water sports are being
introduced here. ... more ...
Minar: The tall Minar of Bir Tikendrajit Park in Imphal commemorates
the indomitable spirit of Manipur martyrs who sacrificed their lives
fighting the British in the Anglo-Manipuri war in 1891.
... more ...
Sekta Mound, locally known as the "SEKTA KEI" is a protected
Archaeological site, located at Sekta village, about 16 kms from
Imphal. It witnessed the practice of secondary burial and was discovered
by the Archaeological Survey of India together with State Archaeology,
Manipur. It is preserved as a living museum. Shree Shree Govindajee
TempleThis is Manipur's pre-eminent Vaishnavite temple adjoining
the palace of the former rulers of Manipur. It is a great historic
centre and is a simple and beautiful structure with gold domes and
a large raised congregation hall. The presiding deity, Lord Vishnu
in the centre of the temple stands flanked by the shrines of Balarama
and Krishna on one side and Jagannatha on the other. ...
This is a hill resort on the hills, 16 kms. from Imphal to the west.
The scenery is picturesque. There is an inspection bungalow and
a nice artificial lake called Singda Dam, which is now a multipurpose
project. ... more ...
Cemetries: These cemeteries are managed by the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission, commemorating the memories of the British
and Indian soldiers, who died during the Second World War. ...