Shirui Kashung Peak, Ukhrul

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Shirui Kashong Peak is a popular tourist attraction, lying at an altitude of 2,835 metres above sea level. The peak is famous for two main reasons- most of the major rivers flowing across Ukhrul originate from the slopes and crevices of the peak. Secondly, it is the place where the famous Shirui lilies grow in this place. The flower blooms for a short period of time during the months of May and June.

The Shirui lily (which has been declared as the state flower of Manipur) grows only here thus attracting many botanists from around the world. The locals call the flower Kashing Timrawon and according to local believe, a kind spirit rests on the flower.

The Shirui Kashing Peak is also home to rare birds such as Mrs. Hume’s bar-backed pheasant and Blyth’s Tragopan. The peak is just 18 kilometres away from Ukhrul lying to the east of the district headquarters.


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