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Thoubal – District Of Open Lands And Paddy Fields


A comparatively well-developed city, Thoubal is the district headquarters of Thoubal district of Manipur. Most of the important areas of the town are located on the banks of the Thoubal river, one of the two rivers flowing through the district (the other being Imphal river). The Thoubal district is bounded by other districts of Manipur, such as Ukhrul and Chandel in the east, Senapati in the north, Imphal West and Imphal East in the west and Churachandpur and Bishnupur in the south.

Tourist Places In And Around Thoubal

Located amidst hills and hillocks, the Thoubal town has its own distinctive beauty. There are several places to visit in the town as well as in the district, such as Panthoibi and Chinga Lairembi temples, Tomjing Ching and the Manipur Sahitya Samiti. The town also has several market areas where shopping is quite a pleasure. From souvenirs to handicraft and handloom products these bazaars sell it all.

There are several open spaces in the outskirts of the Thoubal town which are ideal for picnics and day-long outings. Trekking and hiking are also popular activities here. There are numerous lakes and rivers in the region, too, making the district ideal for outdoor activities. The rich green paddy fields adorn most part of the horizon creating a beautiful picture for the tourists.

Thoubal is primarily an agricultural district mainly producing rice, mustard seeds, oilseeds, potatoes, fruits and other vegetables. The people here have alternate occupation too of animal husbandry, producing raw silk, etc. Development has helped Thoubal open up to the world and today one can see a mix of tradition and modernity here.

Best Time To Visit Thoubal

Tourist can visit Thoubal after monsoon. The post-monsoons are a good time to travel.

How To Reach Thoubal

Travellers planning a trip to Thoubal can reach the destination via air, rail and road.

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How to Reach Thoubal

  • By Road
    National Highway 102 passes through Thoubal connecting it to all the important centres of Manipur and India. Additionally the Imphal-Moreh Road also connects Thoubal to other parts via NH 39 and NH 53. Apart from state transport buses, private taxis also ply on this route and can easily be availed by tourists.
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  • By Train
    Apart from a narrow gauge rail line, Manipur doesn’t have a railhead. Thus, the nearest railway station to Thoubal is in Dimapur located 230 kilometres away. Regular trains connect Dimapur to Guwahati the most important railway station and north-eastern city. From Dimapur, taxis and buses are regularly available for Thoubal.
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  • By Air
    The nearest airport to Thoubal is in the capital of Imphal. The Imphal Airport is connected to all the major cities of India via Guwahati. Tourists will have to board a stopover flight to Guwahati from Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi or Bangalore to reach Imphal. The Imphal Airport is 30 kilometres away from Thoubal.
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