3 days 2 nights
Imphal, the capital city of the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by avid travelers. This charming city offers a unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture.
One of the must-visit places in Imphal is the Kangla Fort, a historic site that served as the royal palace of the erstwhile Manipuri kings. It’s steeped in mythology and offers a glimpse into the region’s royal past. Nearby, the Ima Keithel or Mother’s Market is a bustling hub of activity where local women sell everything from traditional handicrafts to fresh produce.
Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by the Loktak Lake, known for its floating islands called “phumdis.” The Keibul Lamjao National Park, located within the lake, is home to the endangered Sangai deer, making it a conservation success story.
Imphal also boasts a rich cultural scene. The Manipur State Museum showcases the state’s art and culture through its impressive collection. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness Manipuri classical dance performances, known for their grace and elegance.
In conclusion, Imphal offers a unique and enriching travel experience, combining history, culture, and natural beauty in a way that’s truly distinct. It’s a destination that will leave you with lasting memories of India’s northeastern charm.
Welcome on arrival at Imphal, the capital city of Manipur, famous for the “Sangai – The Brow-Antlered Deer”, which is just native to Manipur. Its name is derived from the term “Yumphal”, which means the land of many villages, and so rightly that defines Imphal because its landscape is all but a mix of hills, valleys, forests & several rivers. Imphal has good connectivity with major cities as Guwahati, Kohima, Agartala, etc. Check-in at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast proceed for an excursion trip to Loktak Lake & Keibul Lamjao National Park & en-route visit INA Museum (The Indian National Army War Museum in the INA Memorial Complex in Moirang is the only official museum dedicated to the Second World War in Manipur as of today). Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in North East India, that is located in the Bishnupur District just 50kms from Imphal & which is famous for its circular floating swamps or “Phumdis” or the heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil & organic matter at various stages of decomposition floating over it. The term “Lok” means “Stream” & “Tak” means “The End”; the lake plays an eminent role in hydropower generation, irrigation & drinking water supply. Later also visit the “Keibul Lamjao National Park”, located in the Bishnupur district of the state of Manipur, its speciality being the only Floating National Park in the World. It comprises of 40 sq.km. of wetland overgrown with 1.5m deep floating vegetation called the “Phumdis”. Loktak Lake – The largest freshwater lake in the World, a large portion of it falls within the park making it the only floating national park of the world. Later in the evening transfer back to City Hotel. Overnight at Imphal.
The morning after breakfast departure/transfer to Imphal Airport for the journey towards onward destination. Tour Ends.
The ideal time to visit Imphal is during the winter months, from November to February, when the weather is pleasant and cool.
Imphal is generally safe for tourists, but it's advisable to follow local guidelines and stay updated on the current situation, as conditions can change.
Don't miss out on Manipuri cuisine, including Eromba, Manipuri Thali, and Bamboo Shoot Curry, to savor the authentic flavors of the region.