Manipur states lie in the eastern part of India and it is one of the favorite traveler destinations for a nature lover. The serene beauty of blue hills is surprisingly soul capturing experience and hence this place is also known as the “Switzerland Of India”. The meaning of Manipur is a “Gemmed Land” and the beauty it holds is something extravagant to see. It was referenced as ‘Jewel Of India’ by Jawaharlal Nehru the first prime minister of India. Manipur holds a mix of nature and culture together. The folk dance of Manipur, the vegetation, the beauty is something that attracts every tourist for a visit here.
Read below to explore the top 5 destinations to visit here:
Imphal, the capital of Manipur which is a scenic town situated in the middle of the gorgeous valley and is encircled by plains and hills. Dense forests and grasslands reflects the land here making it a heaven on earth. It reflects the main traditions of the state. Here are the leading traveler destinations in Imphal, Loktak Lake, Red Hill Lokpaching, Kangla Fort, Sirohi National Park, Manipur State Museum, Sekta Archaeological Living Museum, Manipur Zoological Gardens, Keibul Lam Jao National Park, Jama Masjid, Shree Govindajee Temple, Khonghampat Orchidarium, Matai Garden.
Ukhrul, a picture marvelous town is a great visual delight for tourists. In Ukhrul not only the scenic nature is the only visual delight, but it also elevates your spirit to the next level. You’ll be mesmerized by the attractive valleys, hills, waterfalls and streams. In short, Ukhrul could be a dream destination if you’re a nature lover. Some prime destinations in Ukhrul are Khayang Peak, Shirui Kashung Peak, Kachouphung Lake, Khangkhui Cave, Shirui Kashung, Hundung Mangva Cave, Nillai Tea Estate and Ango Ching.
Considered as the holy land because of the various temples situated here, Bishnupur, is one among the frequented visited cities in Manipur for its natural beauty and places of worship. The temple of Bishnupur acts as a mirror to the traditions and culture followed here for centuries. Given below are the leading tourer places to visit in Bishnupur are Rasmancha, Jorebangla Temple, Pancha Ratana Temple, Dal Madol, Susunia Pahar, Shyamrai Temple, Siddheswar Temple, Radha Shyam Temple and Sridhara Temple.
Thoubal is another picture-perfect destination in Manipur which is beautifully placed amidst hills. This place is ideal for trekking and hiking. Lush greenery, lovely rivers and lakes build the place an ideal destination for outdoor activities and sports. The native residents here enhance the greenery here by planting banyan trees and other fruit-bearing trees within the grounds of their homes and even on the roadsides. Weather is always pleasant here for a travel visit. Some prime destinations in Thoubal are Thoubal River, Imphal River, Ikop Lake, Waithou Lake, People’s Museum, Lousi Lake, Thoubal Bazar and Khongjom War Memorial.
Senapati is one of the few places in the state that preserves its natural beauty and still hidden for maximum tourists. It looks like the land which is naturally favored by mainly hills, rivers, canyons and rivers, just look for it, the land has it all. With 80% of the land still covered in the forest, you can always find different species of plants here. Some prime destinations in Senapati are Mao, Yangkhullen, Dzuko Valley, Liyai, Purul, Maram Khullen, Makhel Cave and Sadu Chiru Waterfalls.