Mapal Kangjeibung

Northeast States

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 season (admission is often free), and an international tournament is staged during the Sangai Festival in November with all teams riding the small but agile Manipuri breed of polo pony.