Manipur is known all over for its diverse ecosystem spreading in an area of 22,327 sq. km. It has a very special place contributing largely to the classical dances of India. It is popularly known as the land of Radha and Krishna inspiring the Ras leela dance. The spring festival of Lai Haraoba is a treat for the dance lovers. The visitors can also enjoy the traditional Manipuri dish kabok, made of rice and iromba with a combination of fish, vegetables and bamboo shoots.
Places To Visit In Manipur:
Imphal: It is the capital city of Manipur known for its scenic beauty. The places of tourist attraction are Shri Govindaji Temple, The Khwairamband Bazaar, Langthabal's old palaces & temples, Kaina Hils, Waithou Lake, Loktak Lake and Sendra Island and Khonghamp Orchidarium.
Shree Shree Govindajee Temple: The temple is a famous historic center for the Vaishnavite culture. It is a simple and beautiful structure comprising gold domes, a paved court and a raised congregation hall.
Khwairamband Bazaar: The entire market is run only by women and is one of the major attractions of Imphal. It is split in two sections where the tribal women sell hand-woven shawls, vessels, skirts, mats, mugs and fresh fruits.
Khonghampat Orchidarium: It contains more than 100 rare varieties of orchids. The best time to visit this place is between April and May when the orchids are in full bloom.
Loktak Lake and Sendra Island: The beautiful Loktak Lake is located about 48 kms from the Imphal city. The nearby Sendra Island is the best place to get a panoramic view of the whole Lake.
Keibul Lamjao National Park: Located beside the Loktak Lake, the Keibul Lamjao National Park is the last natural habitat for the endangered antlered deer ‘Sangai’ found in Manipur.