IMPHAL, India

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  1. About imphal

    Imphal is capital of Manipur and is one of the most ancient cities in India. Imphal, the capital of Manipur, is a scenic city. It is located at the center of the beautiful Manipur valley and is surrounded by plains and hills. Dense forests and sprawling grasslands make the place a heaven on earth. It reflects the rich tradition of the state. It derives its name from ‘Yumphal’, which means ‘land of many villages’ and its landscape is a mix of hills, valleys, forests and several rivers like Iril, Sekmai, Thoubal and Khuga. The modern game of polo is derived from Manipur’s Sagol Kangjei and it is not surprising that the Imphal Polo Ground is the oldest polo ground in the world. The Martial arts of Thang-ta and Huyen lallong originated from Imphal and watching performances is fascinating.A trip to Imphal can’t be completed without witnessing a Manipuri dance recital. It is one of the major Indian classical dance forms.

  2. Who should visit the city?

    Anyone,Nature Lovers

    Best time to visit (months)

    Season-1 : October - November | Season-2 : February - March

    How to reach?

    By Road

    Imphal has an excellent network of roads and thus travelling to the city by bus is never a problem. You can drive into Imphal from the neighbouring states of Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. To reach Imphal from surrounding areas like Manipur, Dimapur, Nagaland, Itanagar, Agartala, Aizwal, Shillong or Kohima, You can board the Nagaland and Manipuri state buses that are frequently available. You can hite a taxi from Manipur, Dimapur, Nagaland, Itanagar, Agartala, Aizwal to imphal.

    By Train

    There is no direct rail service to Imphal. Instead, tourists can rely on Dimapur railway station, which is the nearest railhead to Imphal. The nearest railhead is Dimapur (Nagaland), 215 km from Imphal.

    By Air

    Imphal Tulihal airport, located 8 km south from the city center, is connected directly to the key cities of Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. There are also daily direct flights from Guwahati, Agartala, Dimapur, Aizawl, Silchar and Kolkata. This airport offers regional commercial airline service as well as charter service and general aviation. Some of the major airlines operating from Imphal on a daily/weekly basis .On your arrival at the Tulihal airport, you can hire taxis or cabs that will take you in and around the city.

    Weather

    Summer

    Min Temp: 20°C - Max Temp: 30°C

    Monsoon

    Min Temp: 10°C - Max Temp: 20°C

    Winter

    Min Temp: 0°C - Max Temp: 10°C

    Language spoken

    Meitei/Manipuri

    Best fair, festivals and attractions

    The Leela Festival, Lai Haraoba, the Ratha Jathra, Ningol Chakouba Festival, Cheiraoba Festival are some local festivals. There are many tourist attractions which should be explored by the tourists. Kangla Fort, Moirang, Khwairamband Bazaar, Andro, Bir Tirkendrajit Park, Loktak Lake, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Sekta, Manipur State Museum, Manipur Zoological Garden, Khongjom, Lord Krishna Temple, Imphal Valley, Langthabal, Chorus Repertory Theatre, Govindajee Temple, Phubala, War Cemeteries, Khonghampat Orchidarium, Waithou Lake, RKCS Art Gallery, Kaina hill, Imphal, ISKCON Sri Sri Radha Krishnacandra Temple, Loukoi Pat Lake are the attractions .

    STD Code

    State

    Manipur

    Country

    India

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