Manipur

BASIC OVERVIEW

Area:  22,327sq.KM (approx)
Coordinates: 23˚83ʹN and 25˚68ʹN
93˚03ʹE and 94˚78ʹE
Capital: Imphal
Temperature Range: Max 32˚C Min 0˚C (approx)
Declaration of Statehood: 21st January 1972
Best time to visit: September to March
Must Visit Places: Shree Shree Govindajee Temple, Shaheed Minar, War Cemetery, Manipur Zoological Garden, Singda, Loktak Lake, Keibul Lamjao Nation Park, Leimram  and many more

Entry Formalities

For Foreigners: All foreigners who wish to visit require a Protected Area Permit to enter into the state which can be obtained from Indian Missions abroad, FRRO offices located at Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi, Immigration office in Chennai and the Home Commissioner, Government of Manipur.

The foreigners intending to visit Manipur shall fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Any foreigner who wishes to visit Manipur must submit an application for an entry permit in a prescribed application form, which can be obtained from following government offices of Manipur.

  2. The application forms for the Protected Area Permit shall be submitted sent by post to the offices listed below at least 4 weeks before the proposed visit.

  3. The period of stay should be for 10 days.

  4. In case of any extension in the period of the permit, an additional fee is to be paid.

Contact offices for Protected area Permit:
IMPHAL: Deputy Secretary, Home Department, Old Secretaria, Imphal – 795001 Phone No: 2220488
New Delhi: Resident Commissioner, New Delhi, Manipur Bhawan 2, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi – 110021 Phone No: 26870101/ 26873009
Kolkata: Deputy Resident Commissioner, Manipur Bhawan 6, Rowland Road, Kolkata Phone No: 24758163/ 24758075
Guwahati: Deputy Resident Commissioner, Manipur Bhawan, Guwahati Phone No: 2540707

 

National Parks

KEIBUL LAMJAO NATIONAL PARK

 

Zoological Garden

MANIPUR ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN

 

Major Tourist and Historical attractions

ANDRO

KHONGHAMPOT ORCHIDARIUM

RIVER BARAK and SEVEN WATERFALLS

THE BURNING MEADOW 

THARON CAVE

 

Major Lakes

IKOP PAT LAKE

LOKTAK LAKE

 

Major Holy Sites

WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES OF MANIPUR

Name Location Area Year of Declaration Major Attraction
Khongjain Wildlife Sanctuary N/A 0.412 square KM 2016 N/A
Yangoupokpi Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary Chandel District, Manipur 184.4 square KM 1989 Hoolock gibbon, wild boar, Himalayan mountain bear, Indian civet, common otter, pangolin panther, tortoise, viper, krait, cobra, python, monitor lizard

 

 

Major Tourist Festival

Kut Festival:
A unique festival, which celebrates in all the districts of Manipur, but the grand celebration of this colourful festival at the state level is held at Imphal, the capital city of Mnaipur. This fascinating festival of Manipur has been recognised by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The festival is held during the month of November.

Orange Festival: 
This colour festival for tourist start from the Year 2006. This festival attracts large number of tourists along with buyers. The festival is held in Tamenglong during the January month.

Lui-Ngai-Ni: 
It is a seed showing festival, which is celebrated with great pomp in Manipur. It has been consider as one of the tourist festivals of India by the Ministry of tourism, Government of India.

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