Top 10 places to visit in Manipur that will take your breath away

Here are the top ten tourist spots in Manipur which will leave you in awe.

Manipur is truly a land of jewels. It is surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty and is truly an abode of nature. Mother nature is the least untouched in this picturesque state.

Its blue lakes, green valleys and dense forests provide one with exotic landscapes. A trip to this beautiful state will bless one with calm and serene.

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Here are top 10 mesmerizing places to visit in the state of Manipur-

 

Loktak Lake

It is one of the main attractions of the amazing landscapes of the state. The lake is located in Bishnupur district and is the largest freshwater lake in northeast India. The uniqueness of the lake is the small floating islands which are called as Phumdis. One can also enjoy activities like boating and other water sports here.

 

Keibul Lamjao National Park

If you are a wildlife enthusiast than a visit to Keibul National Park is must. Located on the Loktak Lake, this is the only floating National Park in the entire world. This is the only habitat that hosts the “Sangai”, the dancing deer of Manipur. Other wildlife here consists of Otters, Hog deer and certain migratory birds.

 

Kangla Fort

The Kangla fort is a symbol of Manipur’s pride and glory. King Nogda Pakhangbda was the first to ascend the throne in this fortress. If you are an art lover and take keen interest in archaeology and history then you must give a visit to Kangla fort.

 

Shirui Kashung Peak

Located in Ukhrul district of Manipur, the peak lies at an altitude of 2835m above the sea level. The trek might be tiring but the view one gets on reaching the top is abundant. The peak is famous for the river flowing across Ukhrul and the beautiful Shirui lilies that grow here.

 

Sadu Chiru Waterfalls

The waterfalls are located in Senapati, about 25 kms away from the capital city of Imphal. The exquisite view of the waterfalls is a delight to the eyes and the soul. The route to the falls passes through lush forests and stone steps.

 

Manipur State Museum

Located in the capital city of Imphal the museum houses tribal ornaments, Manipuri textiles and agricultural equipments. The major attraction here is the 78 feet long royal boat named Hiyang Hiren.

 

Khongjom War Memorial

The memorial was built to remember the brave hearts who fought in the Anglo-Manipur war. The memorial hosts the world’s tallest sword statue.

 

Leimaram Waterfall

These are the most stunning falls surrounded with enchanting views of nature. One can feel peace and joy when you are surrounded by not just one but three waterfalls.

 

Shree Govindajee Temple

This is the largest Vaishnav temple in Imphal and was built by Maharaja Nara Singh in 1846. The temple is situated next to the palace of the then Manipur Kingdom.

 

People’s Museum

The People’s Museum is located in Kakching town and displays the artwork of the state like pottery, basketry, fossils and musical instruments. The museum also dawns the traditional attires of the local kings and tribe chiefs.