♦Manipur is a state in northeastern India.
♦The capital of Manipur is Imphal.
♦ It is bounded by Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south, and Assam to the west; Burma (Myanmar) lies to its east.
♦Manipur is mentioned in historic texts as Kangleipak or Meeteileipak Sanamahi Laikan.
♦On 21 September 1949, Maharaja Budhachandra signed a Treaty of Accession merging the kingdom into India.
♦The Official Language of Manipur is Meitie.
Imphal is a capital of Manipur. It is surrounded by planes and hills. It is a very beautiful place which makes it heaven on earth.
# LOKTAK LAKE
Loktak lake is the largest freshwater lake in a Northeast India. It is famous for heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil, and organic matter at various stages of decomposition floating over it. Keibul Lamjao is the only floating national park in the world. This lake is source of water for hydropower generation, irrigation and drinking water supply. The lake is also a source of livelihood for the rural fishermen who live in the surrounding areas and on phumdis, also known as “phumshongs”.
# KANGLA FORT
The Kangla palace or Kangla fort. Kangla means “dry land” in old Meitei. It was the traditional seat of the past Meitei rulers of Manipur.
# SHREE GOVINDAJEE TEMPLE
Shri Govindajee Temple is a largest Hindu Vaishnav temple in Manipur. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha. This temple was built in 1846. This temple is very famous in Manipur.
Manipur society does not follow the social stratification of the traditional Indian society.They follow a system of social classification where the society is divided between the Meities, the Bamons or the Brahmins, the Pangans or the Muslims and the lower caste Lois.
Manipur has an own identity of itself which can be seen in their art and culture that they present to the world proudly. The love of art and the culture of the people here is inherent among the people of Manipur and one will not be able to find a girl of a boy who does not know the famous Manipuri dance or the traditional folk art and songs.
Their rich culture and the centuries old tradition can also be depicted in their handloom woven clothes and the handicrafts that they make till date. The people of Manipur easily project their culture in the various dances and music. Music and dance are an integral part of the tribal life of the people here.
The fun element among the people of Manipur can be reflected in the various festivals that they observe like the Kut festival, Rath Yatra, NIngol Chakuba festival, Yaoshang festival, and many more. The festivals help to liven up the people of their daily chores and help them relax with their music and dance.
The food of Manipur is considered to be very healthy. Their preparations are simple and yet, tasty. Most of the ingredients they use are organic which again, contributes to the health factor.
Famous Dishes of Manipur are:
- Chamthong- a healthy vegetable stew
- Eromba- a delightful combination of rice and fish
- Morok Metpa- a spicy and delicious chutney
- Singju- a famous Manipuri slad
- Paaknam- a delicate fish cake
- Chahao kheer
- Alu Kangmet- a mashed potato delicacy
- Nga- Thongba: a classic fish curry
WHY VISIT THIS PLACE
A breeding ground for graceful classical dance traditions, intricate art forms, sumptuous cuisine and (it’s said) the sport of polo, Manipur sits pretty amid rolling hills along India’s border with Myanmar.
LIST OF DESTINATIONS IN MANIPUR
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