Who should visit the city?
Best time to visit (months)
Season-1 : October - November | Season-2 : February - March
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.
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.
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.
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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 .