Located 69 kms from Imphal and 20 kms from Chandel town is the hilly town of Tengnoupal. The main tourist spot here is Tengnoupal which provides a bird's eye view of the entire valley of Manipur, from an altitude of 2,500 to 10,000 feet. It is also a popular excursion site for some tourists along with providing a serene atmosphere for others.It is the highest point from where the entire state of Manipur can be observed, including lush and deep valleys. The town is replete with scenic beauty, housing many lakes and tourists frequent it for enjoying moments of solace and silence amidst nature. Rivers Barak and Manipur flow through the town, traversing North to South.
The story of Tengnoupal is fragmented with rule and control of different clans and countries. Long ruled by the Pakhanga dynasty, starting from 33 C.E; it was occupied by the Chinese in 1631. In 1942, it was bombed during the World War II by the Japanese.