Land of the Jewel- Manipur
Manipur is a state in north-eastern India. Imphal is the capital of Manipur. The word Manipur means jewelled town, that rightfully justifies the small and picturesque land. The State Manipur is famed for its natural beauty. The state shares borders with other north-east states- Mizoram, Nagaland, and Assam as well as the neighbouring country of Myanmar. The state is rich in flora and fauna and therefore labelled as a ‘flower of lofty heights’.
Manipur is also known for several festivals that are celebrated with great pomp and show. Cheiraoba festival is one of the popular festivals which is celebrated in March- April. Yaoshang, Lai Haraoba, Kang festival- or Rath Yatra is celebrated mainly by the Meitei community. It is of ten days, this festival celebrates the journey of Lord Jagannath, his sister Subhadra and the brother Balabhadra. Heirku Hindongba – celebrated on 11th day of Langbal month. During this festival, the youths take part in the boat race with great enthusiasm. There are other some of the festivals that are celebrated with great enthusiasm.
The Manipuri food comprises of mainly fish, rice and green leafy vegetable. Some of the lip-smacking local cuisines of this state are- Eromba, Morok Metpa, Singju, Chak-hao Kheer, Alu Kangmet, and other delicacies too that are truly worth trying when in Manipur.
So plan a trip to this most astounding land to witness the largest freshwater lake in the northeast – the floating Loktak lake. Enjoy safari ride at Keibul Lamjao National Park and witness the ever-blooming destination amidst nature.
What is Manipur famous for
The beautiful state Manipur is famed for its floating Loktak lake. It is also known for its moderate climate and also for its ethnicity too. This picturesque land is famed for its rich culture and traditions. Visit this state for its serene landscapes, natural endowments and lip-smacking dishes too. The state Manipur is the birthplace of Polo sport and the birthplace of Ras Lila- classical dance form. This stunning state is the melting pot of culture. Visit this spectacular land for most amazing scenic places and get drenched into the culture and traditions of this place.
Major Markets of Manipur
One can shop for several varieties of items from some markets in the state. One can go for hand-carved intricate jewellery, pretty and colourful Manipuri dolls, Manipur handlooms, and Handicrafts. Markets like – Paona Bazaar- one of the most visited market in Manipur and is famous for silk saris, handicrafts, hand-woven shawls, ivory and bamboo items, then there is Khwairamband Bazaar- this market is completely run by women and is located in Imphal and is known for fruits, vegetables, spices, natural ointments, clothes, and footwear. Tera Bazaar is yet another market famed for art and craft items, pretty accessories, and is located in Imphal. Some other known markets are- Ema Keithel Market and GM hall. Head towards the market places to grab some pretty items that are worth buying.
Where to Stay in Manipur
There are several well -furnished hotels, resorts, homestays in Imphal, Chuachandpur, Kangpokpi, Ukhrul, Bishnupur, Chandel and other districts of Manipur where you can make your stay comfortable. The fabulousManipur tour will be a comfortable experience for the travelers as there are several cheap and luxury hotels, resorts and homestays available for them amidst nature. One visiting can book hotels, resorts on reaching the site of their visits. On other occasions, one can book online in advance which will make one escape from the anxiety of the travel tour.
Where to eat in Manipur
Visitors can find numerous best restaurants that offer a variety of dishes that are worth trying in the state Manipur. Here is the list of some good restaurants- Mukund foodies, BIMI Imphal, TK restaurant, Shosa Kitchen, the delicacy, Char-koal Restaurant in Imphal, Hungry Hot Momos, Deccan Resto in Manipur, eMVee Restaurant in Churachandpur. There are some other famous restaurants in the other districts and cities of Manipur.