The moment someone says Manipur, the unique Manipuri Dance Costume comes into our minds! Yes, it is the same exotic Manipur we are talking about. It is one among the 'Seven Sister States' in North East India. Manipur is a quaint beauty which is also a charming tourist place. In this article, let us get to know about some best places which you should visit in Manipur!
Statue of Dragons Near Palace
Photo Courtesy: Adsoraning
Kangla Palace was the official seat of the Kingdom of Manipur. It is one of the prominent historical places situated at Imphal. Kangla Palace served as the important location during the rule of Manipur Kings. However, the palace lost its importance after the capital was shifted. Today, Kangla Palace is an archaeological site.
Sambar Deer at Keibul Lamjao National Park
Photo Courtesy: SCooper4711
The tourist town of Moirang is about 45km from the capital of Imphal. Moirang is known for INA (India National Army) Museum and Keibul Lamjao National Park. Moirang with its interesting local history and beautiful landscapes is one of the best places to visit in Manipur.
Photo Courtesy: ch_15march
Loktak Lake is around 8km from Moirang. Loktak Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes and top tourist places in Manipur. It is the thick vegetation of masses that float around Loktak Lake makes it a unique one. The Keibul Lamjao National Park is called as the floating national park as the Loktak lake engulfs some part of the park.
Manipur Zoological Garden
Manipur Zoological Garden with its varied flora and fauna is one of the main places in Imphal. The zoo houses several rare species of animals and birds. The lush green vegetation in Manipur Zoological Garden supports the wildlife.
Sree Govindajee Temple
Photo Courtesy: kknila
Shree Govindajee Temple
Shree Govindajee Temple is one of the famous temples in Imphal. It is dedicated to Govindajee, another incarnation of Lord Krishna. The simple and elegant architecture of Govindajee Temple attracts several devotees. The shrine was built in the year 1846 during the reign of Maharaja Nara Singh.
Photo Courtesy: GuruBidya
The enthralling landscapes of Dzukou Valley is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts. A five-hour trek route was opened Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association to explore the pristine nature at this valley. Dzukou Valley is surely one of the best tourist places in Manipur which you should visit.
It is not wrong to say Manipur is a silent beauty among the regions of North-East India. A tour around this mystical place will introduce you to its native culture, customs and also the hidden destinations that are well preserved!