Explore the rich wonders of Imphal this vacation
An important part of the Seven Sisters states, Imphal, the capital of Manipur, seems to be a gorgeous painting of the Almighty. Blessed with blue north-eastern hills and lush green fields, Imphal is one of the India’s ancient towns where changes can hardly be seen till today. With relics of old Kangla Palace, ceremonial houses and planned temples, this place is the perfect attraction, especially for enthusiastic explorers and adventurers. A must-visit destination of Manipur, Imphal knows how to celebrate its culture and tradition through so many festivities occurring frequently. The city wears its best look from October to February, the best time to visit Imphal. If you are planning a trip to this city located in the heart of Manipur Valley, make it a point to visit these top places:
Best places to visit in Imphal
Located near the famous polo ground, Manipur State Museum has a good display of tribal heritage and portraits of former Manipur rulers. There is an interesting collection of arms of warriors, costumes, historical objects and documents, etc.
Situated 6 km away from the capital at the foot of pine growing hillocks, Manipur Zoological Gardens is actually a large open ground. Out of all, an important resident of this zoo is the rare yet graceful Brow Antlered deer in sylvan surroundings.
One of the most precious possessions of Imphal is the Palace of Kangla which is situated on both the banks of Imphal River. The palace holds the past of the Meetei rulers of Manipur.However, presently, you will only find them on the western banks.
While you tour the city, make sure to give this Loktak Lake a visit. It is the only floating lake on Earth and one of the largest fresh water lakes in the whole of North-eastern India. You can find another endangered species, Curvus Eldi Eldi, here.
As you know Imphal celebrates culture, Shri Govindajee Temple is the core the citys tradition which is also a historivc centre of the Vaishnavites. When thousands of people offer prayers during festivals, this 18 th century temple comes to life. Apart from this, places are Shahid Minar, war cemeteries, Hiyangthang Lairembi temple complex, matai garden, Khwairamband bazaar are all wonderful places of Imphal. How to reach? The Imphal airport, 8 kms from the main city is well connected with major parts of India like Guwahati, Kolkata and Delhi. The nearest railway station is Dimapur at 215 kms from this capital.