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Manipur is known all over the world for its classical dance forms - the Raas Leela, the legend of Lord Krishna with Radha and Gopis, the Nupa Pala cymbal dance and Khamba Toiba dance with mridanga or drums. The land of Manipur is an amalgamation of ancient civilization and modern sensibilities. The state, a melting pot of culture includes the tribes of Meitei, Naga and Pangal who have lived for ages in harmony along with each other.

The land of the jewels dazzles with its natural beauty and splendour. It is a part of the unique north east India , the paradise still unexplored. The falls and the verdant fields of Manipur leading up to the Siroi trek during the springs carpets the state with wild siroi lily.

Manipur, located at a height of 790ft above sea level has a favourable climate. Maximum temperature in summers reaches to 32?C while in the winters the minimum temperature sometimes touch 0?C. The best time to visit this enchanting landscape is from October to February.

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» Imphal -The capital of Manipur is situated in a heart shaped valley and is today a bustling mini metro polis. The city is placed at an altitude of 790 m above sea level and is differentiated into two valleys namely the Central valley and the Jiriban valley. The western side of Imphal falls in the central valley and it is today the nodal business center of the state of Manipur.

» Lord Sanamahi Temples - Located in the Manipur rifle ground, the temple was patronised by King Kulla Chandra in 1891. The temple is built like an octagonal base with the facade caring a rectangular door. The roof structure is built in a pyramidal Gothic Style. Lord Sanamahi is worshiped in the temple and the rituals followed are similar to that of the Hindus

» Shri Govindjee temple of New Palace -The main temple of Manipur, it enshrines the royal deity of Shri Govindjee. Built by King Churachand, there is a beautiful garden, a lake and a ground with trees of unimaginable sizes in the near vicinity. The temple was constructed in a palatial form raised on a high pedestal. The main deity of Govindjee with his consort is placed in the central chamber. Jagannath, Subhadra and Balarama in the northern chamber and Balarama and Krishna toward the southern chamber.

» Khonghampat Orchidarium - The state of Manipur has at the least 500 different varieties of orchids seen all over the different places of the rich fauna region. The Central Khonghampat Orchidarium, placed at a distance of 7 km far from the capital city Imphal, offers visitors an excellent opportunity to see at least 110 of species at one particular place.

» Tamenglong - The blessings of Mother Nature is seen here in plenty. The pristinely beautiful exotic orchids, the puzzling caves, the shimmering waters flowing through the small rivulets and the deep gorges - all add magic to the place.

Situated at a distance of 156 km from Imphal, Tamenglong holds the Tharon Caves, Burning Meadows, Zailed Lake and Barak Water Falls as some of the popular attractions and prime destinations.

» Ukhrul - The place of Ukhrul bears the pride of being the highest hill station of Manipur. The tribes of the Tangkhul Nagas habituate this part which is simply covered by the land lilies giving out a refreshing look.

The place of Ukhrul is famous for the Khankui cave and the Hundung Mangva cave along with the Dilily water falls. The Nillai tea Estate on the way to Tolloi gives a vivid picturesque beauty to the landscape nearby.

» Moirang -At a distance of 45 km is the town of Moirang, one of the main seats of early Manipuri folk culture with the ancient temple of the pre-Hindu deity Lord Thangjing in its territory.

The INA memorial at Moirang is the all important place where the Indian Tri colour was hoisted by Subhas Chandra Bose during world war II. There is also placed a museum in the honour of Netaji displaying his letters, badge of the ranks of his army. These memorables remind the people of India of the sacrifice the great man and his founded army made for the country under British rule.

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¤ Keibul Lam Jao National Park -The land of the jewels, Manipur stands proud of the Keibul Lam Jao National Park. This thirty four year old national park, situated on the fringe of Loktak lake about 50km from Imphal, is home to the endangered Dancing deer, the brow-antlered deer of Manipur. Other wild species include the hog deer, wild goats, otters and civet cat. Declared a Sanctuary, the park has the distinction of being the only floating National park in the whole world. The islands here are covered with dense aquatic grass.

Handloom is the Cottage Industry of the state. Each household owes a loom with the women folks busy in the creation of their native designs. Exotic shawl, tangkhul scarf, lashingphee blanket, cushion cover, bed sheets or ready made garment are made through the looms.

Manipur gives its visitors a unique charm of understanding the culture of the land along with some exclusive hotels that provides their best hospitality. Some of the well known hotels includes the Govt owned Hotel Nirmala. The private ones are Hotel Excellency, Hotel Anand Continental, Hotel Prince and the Hotel Deesh deluxe.

How to Reach
» By Air - Major airlines connect Imphal, the capital of Manipur with important cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Silchar.

» By Rail - Dimapur, 215 km from Imphal, is the nearest railway station.

» By Bus - Manipur is well linked with the rest of the country by both national and state highways. The state transport corporation runs regular scheduled buses from Imphal to the other cities in the north eastern region like Guwahati, Shillong etc.

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