The jewel city of India, Manipur in the north-eastern part of the country, is listed among one of the most beautiful places of India where Mother Nature has been extra generous in her bounty. Least touched and least discovered, Manipur promises to be a great tourist discovery as the state offers endless enjoyment and pleasure with its exotic landscape, undulating hills, green valleys, blue lakes and dense forests. The Keibul Lamjao National Park in Manipur is the only floating national park in the world. Manipur is well-known in the whole country for its Rasleelas and Manipuri, which is the classical dance of the state.
Richly endowed with the natural beauty of waterfalls, lakes, streams, evergreen forests surrounded by nine sub-Himalayan ranges that attract tourists from all over the world, Manipur is beautiful, calm and serene with it's most ecstatic simplicity. Its greenery combined with the pleasant climate makes it attractive to tourists. Loktak Lake, Sendra Island, INA Memorial, Keibul Lamjao National Park are some of the major tourist attractions in the state. Shopping in Manipur is all about local handicraft, handloom and jewellery which are all readily available at the Khwairamband Bazar, Tribal Emporium and Sangai Handloom and Handloom House apart from the colourful local shops in the various cities.
Quiet and less commercialised, makes for a perfect destination for a serene vacation away from the city chaos. Culturally rich; a treat for tourists who love to explore local cultures and traditions.
Food choices could be very limited for vegetarians. Communication could be a problem in remote areas. The fare for cabs and auto rickshaws is based on distance and negotiations. Outsiders might face a problem with the rates.
If you want to go away to a quiet place right in the lap of nature, Manipur is the place to be. With the increasing awareness and connectivity, it's becoming a popular choice amongst families. Solo travellers also often head to this part of the country. It's the kind of place you could go to with a bunch of friends or your special someone and ease out.
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