Although it is hard to choose any particular destination tour in North India, Imphal located in the laps of the beautiful state of Manipur is a must try. Treat yourself with a memorable visit to the place situated 786 m above sea level. It is known for its scenic landscapes and greenery. Manipur is a land of many tribes and Imphal is the cultural capital of the state. Lying at the center of Manipur valley, the place is known for its subtropical climate. The place derives its name from 'Yumphal', which means 'land of many villages'. It has picturesque locales and several places of tourist interest.
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The place is a fascinating stop for adventure lovers. It offers Hiking and Trekking opportunities. Apart from fascinating natural beauty there are plenty of places for sightseeing in and around Imphal. Be a part of the various festivals in Imphal which includes Leela festival, Lai Haroba festival and the Ratha Jatra which gives you sneak peek into the traditional side of Manipur.
Explore the famous Ima Keithel Women's Market which is a shopper's paradise. The speciality of this place is that it is run only by women. It is the best place to find handicrafts, shawls, traditional Manipur clothing and many more things. But you have to brush up your bargaining skills to get the best deal.
The Imphal War Cemetery takes one back in time when British and Indian soldiers laid down their lives during the Second World War. The patriotic side of Imphal is reflected at the Shaheed Minar. The Red Hill Lokpaching on Tiddim Road is a must see. The Indian Peace Memorial too is located here.
To capture the natural beauty of Imphal one has to visit the Imphal Valley. Several rivers drain into this valley which includes the Imphal River. One can find a number of places of tourist attraction here which includes Kangla Palace and Manipur State Museum.
One of the important landmarks of this beautiful city is Kangla. The other famous attraction of this place is the Kangla Fort on the banks of the Imphal River. This fort is surrounded by the lake on three sides. It was the palace of King Pakhangba. This place has several temples. Shree Govindajee temple is close to the palace and has two domes.
The largest freshwater lake of North East India that is the Loktak Lake is located in the southern part of the valley of Imphal. The lake is famous for the phumdis and the only floating national park in the world that is Keibul Lamjao which is home to the endangered species of deer Sangai. This lake is the source of drinking water, irrigation and hydropower generation in Manipur. The easiest way to get to these interesting destinations is by cab booking. There are several private taxis which tourists can hire. City buses too are available.
The best time to visit Imphal is the winters and the arrival of summers. The favourable months are between September to April. The climate remains pleasing during these months offering tourists the best holiday experience.
Explore Imphal! The beauty and simplicity of this pictorial place will surely fascinate you.
Don't miss visiting the floating Loktak lake.
Visit memsmorizing Loukoi Pat lake nestled amidst beautiful surroundings.
Visit Khonghampat Orchidarium to witness the colorful orchids.
Visit The Chorus Repertory Theater, established by Ratan Thiyam in 1976. Now it is a center for modern art and theater.
Visit worlds only market 'Khwairamband Bazaar' or 'Mother's Market' owned and run by Manipuri women.
Spent an evening at beautiful Manipur Zoological Garden.
Visit Shree Shree Govindajee Temple to blessed with auspicious atmosphere of authentic Hindu mantras and musical offerings.
Visit picturesque Waithou Lake.
Visit Shaheed Minar, the memorial dedicated to Yubaraj Bir Tikendrajit and General Thangal.
Imphal experiences summer from the month of April that last till June. The temperature is between 16°C to 35°C and is appropriate to experience the beauty of the place.
July to September are the months of monsoon and there is moderate rainfall during this season. Irregular rainfall with strong winds is the speciality of this season.
November to February is the winter. The average temperature range during these months is 4°C to 25°C.
Imphal Airport, lies 8 km from Imphal city toward south. It connects the place with Guwahati, Delhi, and Kolkata. Indian Airlines connects Imphal with Delhi via Guwahati regularly.
Dimapur, 215 km from Imphal, is the nearest railhead for Manipur.
Imphal is connected by road with Silchar via National Highway 53 and Dimapur via National Highway.
Being a tourist's destination there are hotels located in a spacious environment with gardens and with all modern amenities to ensure every comforts to any visiting tourist. There are several budget hotels as well as luxury accommodations. There are Government as well as private run hotels with all the modern amenities. Check and compare the prices online and book the hotels as per requirement and budget.
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