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Imphal, India

A charming town blessed with stunning natural beauty, Imphal is situated in the north- eastern Indian state of Manipur. It is the capital of the state. Located in the centre of Manipur valley, it is amongst the ancient towns of India. This place is an excellent location for people who want to go for off the beaten tracks. Imphal is situated at an elevation of 786 meters above sea level is renowned for its rural characteristic and greenery. The traditional songs, folklores, dance, etc. are a rich source of getting familiar to the tradition and history of Imphal. This city, which is also the cultural capital of Manipur, gets its name from Yumphal meaning 'land of many villages'. Moreover, the landscape of Imphal is a mix of hills, forests, valleys and various rivers like Imphal, Sekmai, Iril, Khuga and Thoubal. Imphal also has the oldest polo ground in the world; along with that it is a good place to see the martial art form of 'Thang-ta' or 'huyen lallong'. In fact, a tour to Imphal is incomplete without witnessing a Manipuri dance recital (one of the major classical dance forms in India). So, plan an Imphal vacation now and book any of the Imphal holiday packages available on to have a memorable experience.


Mid-March - end June
Temperature:19°C- 35°C

June - end September
Annual rainfall -300 cm

Late November To Mid-February

Best Places to Visit in Imphal

Govindajee Temple:
Considered as one of the most important temples in the state of Manipur, this temple was founded by King Churachand. It is dedicated to Shree Govindajee and just 1 KM far from the main city. This temple also houses other idols of Gods and Goddess: Subhadra, Balaram, Jagannath and Lord Krishna.

Kangla Fort:
This fort is situated on the banks of the Imphal River and is referred to as the 'Palace of Kangla'. The word 'Kangla' refers to an old language Meitei, meaning 'dry land'. In the earlier times, it used to be the royal palace of King Pakhangba.

It is a small village located close to the east of Imphal that houses the Andro Gramshang Museum, which includes various varieties of conventional pots named as Walom, Yukhum, Pudond Makhong and Ngangkha. This place is majorly known for its pottery. It is also prominent for a Doll House, which houses wide range of beautiful dolls of 29 famous Manipuri tribes.

Lord Krishna Temple:
It is an antique Hindu temple built in the year 1704 beautifully sited on the banks of River Imphal at Brahmpur Guru Aribam Leikai. The main idol of the temple is of Lord Krishna and the temple also houses various statues of Lord Krishna representing His evolution from a child to an adult. The festival of Janmashtami is celebrated with great zest in this temple.

Leimapokpam Keirungba Temple:
The Temple was founded in the year 1875 and is located close to the office of Manipur State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC). It is made up of bricks and is square cube in structure and holds high religious importance.

Women's Market (Ima Keithel):
A market with stalls run by women and is reportedly the only such market in the world.

Manipur State Museum:
Established in the year 1969, Manipur State Museum was opened on 23rd September by the late Prime Minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi. This museum is dotted with different paintings of the state rulers along with rare costumes, arms, relics, armaments and ancient artifacts.

Hiyangthang Lairembi Temple Complex:
It is a religious site and a tourist attraction, the temple complex is noted for its annual Durga Puja festival during the month of 'September' or 'October'.

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