One of the seven sister states of North East India, Manipur has much in similarity with the rest of North East India. It is exquisitely beautiful with undulating hills blanketed in lush greenery, blossoming flowers and charmingly quaint villages. It is inhabited by tribal groups – the Nagas, the Kukis / Mizos and the Meiteis, each of which have beautiful tribal culture, traditions and festivals. It has its own unique dance forms and lively folk music.
Imphal, the state capital, is still home to the ruins of the palace of the Maharajahs of Manipur. Other religious structures commissioned by the Maharajahs dot the city landscape. Landmarks include Kangra Fort, Shri Govindjee Temple, ISCKON Temple, Imphal War Cemetery and Jamma Masjid. Further afar are attractions such as Loktak Lake and the Ima Keithel Women’s Market, which offer unique experiences.
Capital of Manipur
People of Manipur
Manipur is inhabited by different tribal groups – the Nagas, the Mizos or Kukis, and the Meiteis. Hinduism and Christianity are the major religions followed in the state; Islam and native tribal religions are now in minority.
Summers are warm with maximum temperatures rising up to 32 degree Celsius; winters can be chilly with temperatures dipping to sub-zero conditions leading to quite a bit of snow in upper reaches of the Manipur hills.
Fairs & Festivals:
Ningol Chakouba, Yaosang, Christmas and Gaan-Ngai are some of the festivals celebrated in Manipur. Festivals are a time of celebration with family and friends, with music and feasts.