Manipur attractions

Top Choice Fort in Imphal

Kangla Fort

The vast, low-walled fort at the heart of Imphal was, with a few interruptions, the political and religious heart of Manipur for many centuries until taken over by the British after the 1891 Anglo-Manipuri War. Toda…
Top Choice Market in Imphal

Ima Keithel

Housed in three big colonnaded buildings with pagoda-style roofs, this huge bazaar with over 4000 all-women vendors is reckoned to be the largest of its kind in the world. Only married women are allowed to be stallh…
National Park in Loktak Lake

Keibul Lamjao National Park

The giant 26-sq-km phumdi filling up the southern part of Loktak Lake is home to some 250 sangai (Manipur brow-antlered deer or dancing deer), the world's last wild population of what is Manipur's state animal. Keib…
Cemetery in Imphal

Imphal Indian Army War Cemetery

The Indian Army War Cemetery, dating back to the 1944 Battle of Imphal, honours the many Indians who laid down their lives fighting in the Allied forces in the region during WWII. The names of 860 who were cremated …
Cemetery in Imphal

Imphal War Cemetery

This peaceful, impeccably maintained graveyard is the last resting place of more than 1600 British and other Allied soldiers and airmen killed in the Imphal area during WWII. Most of them died during the Battle of I…
Museum in Imphal

Manipur State Museum

The two-storey state museum, on a lane off the main road that fronts Kangla Fort, has a curious collection of tribal costumes, royal clothing, 20th-century Manipuri art, musical instruments and stuffed wildlife. In …
Sports Ground in Imphal

Mapal Kangjeibung

The sport of polo is believed to have originated in Manipur and Imphal's Mapal Kangjeibung is reckoned to be the oldest living polo ground in the world. Games happen on variable days through the October-to-May seaso…
Hindu Temple in Imphal

Shri Govindaji Mandir

The 1776 Shri Govindaji Mandir, with two pronounced domes, is a neo-Vaishnavite temple with Radha and Govinda (Krishna) as the presiding deities. It sees a large congregation of devotees during the evening aarti (pr…
Museum in Loktak Lake

INA War Museum

Moirang’s INA Museum celebrates the village’s small but symbolic role in the Indian Independence movement. It was here on 14 April 1944 that the anti-colonial Indian National Army (INA) first unfurled the Azad Hind …
Island in Loktak Lake

Sendra

Sendra is the most elevated of a string of islands in Loktak Lake linked to Moirang village by road causeways. Sendra has wonderful panoramas that you can combine with good food and coffee at Sangai Café and/or a ni…