Churchandpur is a lesser known tourist spots in Manipur. The district is beautiful as it is surrounded by small hills and narrow valleys. It is a pictiresque place to be as it remains well hidden from public view.
Some of the tourist places to visit in Churachandpur include Arts and Handicrafts market, Khuga Dam, Ngaloi Falls, tribal museums and many more.
Arts & Handicrafts
The Arts and Handicrafts market is famous for its bamboo and wooden items. Tourists come here to marvel the items created by the local people which are put up for show as well as for sale. It is a best place to go for a stroll and puechase few items.
The Khuga Dam was built with the purpose of generating electricity and providing water in the region. The dam is built over an artificial lake and is popular picnic spot among tourists.
Scenic view of the dam region.
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Ngaloi Falls is where tourists can enjoy a peaceful trip. You can spend hours watching the tranquil falls cascade down the rocks. The gushing sound of the water, the pleasantly beautiful location makes Ngaloi Falls peaceful.
The milky waters of the waterfall.
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Located in the town are two Tribal Museums which gives a glimpse into the history of Manipur and the lifestyle of the people staying here.
The museum has a large collection of tribal art and artifacts which have been collected from different parts of the state. These include the tools used by the people in the everyday lives, models of traditional huts and traditional attire of the tribal in Manipur.
You will also see the weapons which were used by the tribal in the past for hunting and defending themselves from others.
How to Reach Churachandpur
By Air: Churachandpur doesn't have any airport, and the nearest airhead is in Imphal, 59 km away. Daily flights to Imphal are available from Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.
By Train: Since Manipur doesn't have any significant railway presence apart from the narrow gauge railway station at Jiribam, tourists seeking to board trains to reach Churachandpur will have to travel to Dimapur first. Dimapur is 174 km away from this district headquarters.
By Road: The National Highway 150 also known as the Tedim Road connects Churachandpur to Imphal. This road serves as the lifeline to the town and subsequently to the district. Tourists can travel on state-run buses or hire private vehicles to reach Churachandpur from Imphal. The town is also well connected to other parts of the state.