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Manipur Tourism

Manipur is a state in north east India. Imphal city is its capital. Sometimes Manipur is called alternative names such as Kangleipak or Sanaleibak. Manipur share its border with Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Burma lies to its east. Manipur covers an area of 22,327 square kilometres. Its people speak Sino-Tibetan languages.

Manipur is surrounded by blue mountains and is at an elevation of 790 metres (2,590 ft) above sea level. The Barak River Basin (Barak Valley) to the west, the Manipur River Basin in central Manipur, the Yu River Basin in the east, and a portion of the Lanye River Basin in the north is the four major river basins.

Places to visit:

Imphal (capital)
Paona Bazaar, Gam-bir Sing Shopping Complex, Ningthibi Collections and Leima Plaza.

Shree Govindajee Temple, Andro village, and the Manipur State Museum are in the city.

Lakes and islands:
The Loktak Lake, largest fresh water lake in the North East India, a miniature inland sea is 48 km (30 mi) from Imphal.

There is a Sendra Tourist Home with an attached cafeteria in the middle of the lake. Floating islands are made out of the tangle of watery weeds and other plants.

Hills and valleys:
29 km (18 mi) from Imphal, Kaina is a hillock about 921 metres (3,022 ft) above sea level. It is a sacred place for Manipuri Hindus.

The Dzükou Valley – Senapati district bordering with Kohima.

Eco tourism:
Keibul Lamjao National Park is 48 km (30 mi) away from Imphal is an abode of the rare and endangered species of brow antlered deer. This ecosystem contains 17 rare species of mammals. It is the only floating national park of the world.

Six kilometres (3.7 mi) to the west of Imphal, at the foot of the pine growing hillocks at Iroisemba on the Imphal-Kangchup Road are the Zoological Gardens. Some brow antlered deer (Sangai) are housed there.

Waterfalls:
Sadu Chiru waterfall consists of three falls with the first fall about 30 metres (98 ft) high is near Ichum Keirap village, 27 km (17 mi) from Imphal, in the Sadar hill area, Senapati district.

Natural caves:
Thalon Cave is around 2,990 ft above sea level is one of the historical sites of Manipur in Tamenglong district.

Khangkhui Cave – natural limestone cave in Ukhrul district.