Manipur is the ‘land of jewel’, one of the seven sisters and a popular tourist attraction in northeast India. It has rich and long history and being on the cross road between south East Asia and rest of the country it has much to offer to tourist visiting the state. Manipur has natural, cultural as well historical places to visit.
The green rolling hills and valleys, waterfalls, natural caves and international borders magnetizes travelers to travel to Manipur. The capital city of Manipur Imphal is the gateway to Manipur tourist places since it is the only place with an airport. Some of the main tourist places of Imphal are Kanlgla fort, Shree Govindajee Temple, Manipur State Museum and the Ima Market, Mapal Kangjeibung, Red hill, Manipur Zoological Gardens, World War –II cemeteries etc. An hour and half drive from Imphal is the largest fresh water lake in Manipur, the Loktak Lake, which is world famous for its floating islands.
Ukhrul is the most popular hill destination in Manipur for tourist which is about 3 hours drive from Imphal. It is famous for Manipur’s Kachai Lemon and because of its uniqueness this lemon has been accorded geographical indication registration. Manipur also has beautiful natural waterfalls and the Sadu Chiru waterfall is one of them. Other waterfalls in Manipur are Kanglatongbi Shantipur Waterfall, Khoupum Waterfall, Thangshi Waterfall, to name a few.
Manipur is an ideal place for spelunking, with number of caves found in the hill tracts. The caves of Manipur are also associated with the history of the place. The Thalon Cave with a length of around 910 metres is around 185 kilometres from the Manipur’s state capital. While the Khangkhui Cave is a natural limestones cave in Ukhrul district. With opening of trade at the border town of Moreh with Tamu in Myanmar, a day visit to this place in Manipur has become a must on every tourist visiting Manipur. Read full article at: https://www.tourgenie.com/travel-diaries/travel-blogs/manipur-tourist-places