Surrounded by small hills and narrow valleys, Churachandpur which is locally called Lamka, has a deep historical significance. Located at a distance of approx 63 km from the capital of the state, Imphal, Churachandpur is believed to have witnessed a lot of bombarding when the Japanese entered India. The town was then left devastated which today is visited by tourists coming from different parts of the world and considered to be the peaceful town of Manipur. To know more about Churachandpur, browse through this travel guide and learn about what Churachandpur has to offer.
Being the second largest town in Manipur after Imphal, Churachandpur is one of the destinations in Manipur which is worth a visit once in a lifetime. Although the town is small but it offers the tourists the opportunity to take a walk and get the eye on the attractions that make Churachandpur tourism interesting. One can make a visit to the Khuga dam, which is a picnic spot in the town and is perfect to visit with friends and family. Tourists can even make a visit to the tribal museums at Tuibuong and Thangzam road that will help in learning about the history of the town and get a detailed knowledge about the tribal lifestyle and antique collection that belonged to them. The town is also good to go for the nature lovers as a visit to the Ngaloi Falls which is a rapidly emerging tourist attraction help the tourists relax amidst the abundant greenery and gushing sound of the water making the Ngaloi Falls peaceful. Also, tourists can even spend hours watching the tranquil falls cascade down the rocks.
A Visit to Tipaimukh which is located at a distance of few kilometers away from the Churachandpur, will take the tourists to the beautiful sight where the two rivers namely Tuivai and Barak meet. For shopaholics, a trip to Churachandpur will let one buy products such as handicrafts and indigenous art as mementos to take back home. In addition to this, a visit to the insurgent-hit state is sure to give the tourists a peaceful break and witness the cultural diversity as the people of all communities of Manipur including Zou, Vaiphei, Lusei, Sukte and more have settled here for a reason and living harmoniously. In addition to this, earlier the main source of livelihood for the people was shifting cultivation. Although agriculture remains one of the main sources of livelihood, the people of Churachandpur excel in weaving and animal husbandry too.
Being the second largest town of Manipur, tourist can get the opportunity to witness a number of tourist attractions that can be spotted all around the town. Right from the rich culture to the historical sites, shopping and sightseeing, Churachandpur is sure to let the tourists make the most out of their visit to the town by exploring the town wholeheartedly. Also, visiting Tribal Museum will let one come across the history of the town and get an eye on the decent collection of the antique pieces.