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Air

Imphal airport has daily flights to/from Guwahati, Kolkata and Delhi, as well as direct connections with Agartala, Aizawl and Dimapur.

Land

If you're travelling by road, the best entry route is from Nagaland along NH2 (old NH39), which connects Imphal to Kohima. There's also road access from Silchar in Assam. Roads in Manipur are generally in poor condition.

Border Crossings

Crossing to Myanmar: Moreh to Tamu

The border point at Moreh, 110km southeast of Imphal, allows travellers to cross into Myanmar. It's a straightforward process, provided your Myanmar visa is in place. Shared taxis to Moreh (₹500 to ₹700, four hours) leave until 1.30pm from near the old Manipur State Road Transport Corporation office in Imphal's Moirangkhom neighbourhood, about 800m south of Kangra Fort. Manipur Heli Service flies seven-passenger helicopters to Moreh (₹2000, 12.20pm Monday to Saturday) from Imphal airport, starting back from Moreh at 12.45pm. It's possible to book by phone.

Border Hours

The border is open from 7am to 3.30pm daily, Indian time, and you need a Myanmar visa to cross (28-day tourist evisas are available through www.evisa.moip.gov.mm) – you must complete this process in advance.

Foreign Exchange

You can change Indian rupees in some shops in Tamu. KBZ and AYA Banks in central Tamu have ATMs accepting Visa and MasterCard but these may not be open outside banking hours (typically 9.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday). You can pay for some purchases and services with US dollars.

Onward Transport

From Tamu on the Myanmar side of the border, buses and minivans run at least as far as Kalaymyo (Kalay; three hours), 130km south along the road to Mandalay. From Kalaymyo there are daily flights and buses to Mandalay and Yangon.

Imphal's Seven Sisters Holidays plans to start an Imphal–Mandalay bus service.