To the regular tourist Manipur is just one of the seven sisters (seven states in the North East India), but for the traveler it is treasure of experience waiting to be discovered. Surrounded by Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam and Myanmar, Manipur is home to a diverse mix of cultures. Historically, it has been at the crossroads of Asian economic and cultural exchange for more than 2,500 years. A great place to stop and explore if you are visit North-East India.
The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.G.K.Chesterton
- Destination: Manipur
- Nearest City (Airport): Imphal
- Dates: On request
- Months: September to May
- Level: Easy to Difficult
- Guide: Available
- Price: On request
The treasure of experience begins from the capital city of Imphal. The highlight here is the mother’s market, run by some 4000 mothers. An interesting bazaar indeed to find good bargains, since a mother knows it all. ☺
The Kangla fort in the city is again a reminder of the princely state Manipur once was during the British rule. And if you drive some 50 km South of Imphal you will come across the beautiful Loktak lake with floating island and also the Lamjao National park, world’s only floating park.
Mix it up with the traditional Manipuri dance and the delicious local cuisine.
To experience all this and more we have designed a sample itinerary just for you.
- Day 1 / Imphal
- Fly in to Imphal. Visit Khwairamband Bazaar, also known as mother’s market, as it is run by some 4000 ima (mothers), who have traditionally dominated the socio-economic matrix of Manipuri society. One section of the market sells vegetables, fruit, fish and groceries, while the other deals in household items, fabrics and pottery. It's a spectacular place for photography. Stay overnight in Imphal.
- Day 2 / Moirang
- Walk on the floating islands or phumdis (as they are called) of Loktak lake. 50 km South from Imphal is Northeast's largest freshwater lake in Moirang. Visit Karang, India’s first cashless island. At Keibul Lamjao National Park, the only floating park in the world, you could catch a glimpse of Manipur's state animal, the Sangai. You could also visit Moirang’s INA Museum celebrates the town’s small but symbolic role in the Indian Independence movement. It was here on 14 April 1944 that the anti-colonial Indian National Army (INA) first unfurled the Azad Hind (Free India) flag while advancing with Japanese WWII forces against British-held Imphal. The museum is mostly dedicated to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, head of the INA. Drive back to Imphal, Stay overnight in Imphal.
- Day 3 / Imphal
- Visit other places in Imphal such as Kangla fort. This expansive, low-walled fort was the on-again, off-again regal capital of Manipur until the Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891 saw the defeat of the Manipuri maharaja and a subsequent British takeover. Entrance is by way of an exceedingly tall gate on Myanmar Rd, past a wide moat. While the entire complex contains several minor sights, the more interesting older buildings are at the rear, guarded by three restored large white kangla sha (dragons). Visit Imphal war cemetry. This peaceful, well-kept memorial contains the graves of more than 1600 British and Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Battle of Imphal, which took place here in 1944 and is acknowledged as one of the most intense battles of WWII. You’ll find the cemetery across a shaded public park at the end of a lane off Imphal Road. Stay overnight in Imphal.
- Day 4 / Depart from Imphal
- Drive to the airport to fly to onward destination.
- Accommodation in Agartala with breakfast.
- Transport – Scorpio/Innova for Tripura (for three days).
- Fuel costs, parking & toll charges.
- Airport transfers.
- Tickets to monuments, temples.
- Meals, water and beverages unless specified.
- Any Airfare.
- Items not mentioned in the inclusions.
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