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Imphal

Imphal, the capital of Manipur is spread over an area of 30 square kilometers. It is the centre of all cultural and commercial activities. Imphal derives its name from yumpham, literally means homestead. It is a beautiful city and is situated in a beautiful wooded valley full of lakes. It experiences a healthy climate with evergreen scenic beauty. The preferable time to visit is during the period October to February. There is a tourist spot named as Andro. This is the ancient village about 27 kilometers east of Imphal and is associated with pot making and. There is a cultural complex established by the Mutua Museum. It houses potteries of and there is a 'Doll-House' where dolls of 29 recognized tribes of Manipur are in display. The specialties are baking of pots in open space is the practice among the potters. Two of the well known tour circuits are Imphal – Moirang – Loktak Lake - Keibul Lamjao National Park – Imphal and Imphal Ukhrul – Imphal.

To See

  • Manipur Zoological Garden
  • Lord Krishna Temple
  • Shri Hanuman Thakur Temple
  • Shree Govindajee Temple

To See Around

  • Khwairamband Bazaar
  • Manipur State Museum Sekta
  • Moirang
  • Andro
  • Keibul Lamjao National Park
  • Loktak Lake
  • Sekta mound
  • Khonghampat Orchidarium

To Reach

  • By Air – Imphal has its own airport, it is 7 kilometers downtown. Imphal is connected by air with Kolkata and New Delhi. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways connects Imphal to Delhi, 4 hours Journey. Imphal to Kolkata is 1 hour, Guwahati is 50 minutes, Aizwal 30 minutes, Jorhat 35 minutes and Silchar is 30 minutes.
  • By Rail – By Rail - There is no direct train service to Imphal. Nearest railway station is Dimapur and Manipur Road on the North East Frontier Railway (NEF) nearly 215 kilometers from Imphal. Another railway station is in Jiribam 225 kilometers from Imphal. Or travelers can travel up to Guwahati (nearest major rail head from Imphal) by bus or by air.
  • By Road – Imphal to Dimapur is 8 to 9 hours journey. Buses and private vehicles are mostly used for transportation but buses are preferable. Routes are from Guwahati by NH 39 via Dimapur and Kohima, MSRTC and many other private buses are available. Manipur State Road Transport Corporation and many other private buses are available and from Silchar daily on the NH 39 via Jiribam. Mostly MSRTC and many other private buses are available.
Address

G-0315, City Centre, Uttorayon
P.O. Matigara, Siliguri, Darjeeling
West Bengal, India - 734010

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