Churachandpur is a beautiful district in Manipur. Known for its adorable beauty and hospitable culture, this place must be on your travel bucket list if you are in search of something unique and vibrant.
Surrounded by small hills and valleys, this district is a reason to find happiness for anyone who longs for nature. Locally, this place is also referred to as Lamka which means a place situated at a junction of a road. So, if you want to taste the raw and stunning beauty of nature, then you won’t regret your decision of travelling here.
Best Time to Visit Churachandpur
The best time to visit Churachandpur is between the months of October to March. During this time, the overall temperature and weather conditions are quite pleasant.
History of Churachandpur
Historically speaking, this district takes its name from Sir Churachand Singh (1886-1941) who was one of the former Rajas (King) of Manipur.
It is intriguing to know that earlier this district was known as Manipur South District which came into existence in 1969. Until then, Manipur was considered as a single district with a total of 10 sub-divisions.
However, it was on 12th November 1969, that it was further dissected into 5 districts and a total of 25 sub-divisions. With this, Churachandpur Sub-Division along with 15 hill villages of Jiribam Sub-Divison were used to form the South District of Manipur.
Then in the early 1980s, the name of this district was completely changed to Churachandpur district.
Places to Visit in Churachandpur
1. Khuga Dam
This dam has been built in recent years and is located in the south of the town. The construction work started in 1983. However, it was overlooked for some years and resumed in 2002. And then, in 2010, Sonia Gandhi inaugurated the dam.
This place is one of the most amazing places to visit and explore. An apt spot for people who love to stroll in and around nature! The Tapaimukh is a concoction of two words are Tipai meaning river and Mukh meaning mouth. This picturesque place is surrounded by a lush green fabric of gorgeous nature; all the more reason for you to visit here.
3. Tribal Museum
If you love history then the Tribal Museum is the place to visit and see what all there is to this brilliant travel destination. However, though this place is a very huge museum it has got a very decent collection of artifacts which the tourists simply love to see.
Loktak Lake is simply one of the most amazing places to visit with your loved ones. The immense aura of this place lets you wonder and contemplate nature. Moreover, did you know that this lake is also one of the freshwater lakes in the world?
5. INA Museum
This museum has been specifically dedicated to the Second World War! Here, you will be finding relics of war that date back to 1944 and include various arms and ammunition like bayonets which have been put on a display.
How to Reach Churachandpur
Churachandpur District is a place to be if you want to explore the unseen cultural beauty of our country. This adorable place is situated 2,452, 3,298, 1,554, 3,500 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Here is how you can travel to Churachandpur by the following means of public transportation.
The nearest airport is the Imphal Tulihal International Airport (IMF) located at 225 km. It is considered to be the third-largest airport in the entire northeastern region. Overall, it has good flight connectivity with nearby regions. However, it is also recommended to take connecting flights from Guwahati or Kolkata to reach this place. Once off the airport, take any means of public transportation readily available to reach Churachandpur.
Here is a list of Indian cities from where flights are available to Churachandpur
Dimapur Railway Station is located about 400-500 km away from this destination. However, as soon as the construction work of the Imphal railhead gets over, it will become the nearest train station from Churachandpur. But for now, tourists have to deboard at the Dimapur Station or Jiribam Town Station in Manipur. Both the stations have been well-connected with nearby regions. After deboarding at the station, you will need to take some means of local transportation.
Churachandpur has decent road connectivity with other regions. Thus, you can definitely give a thought to traveling by road. There are interstate buses and taxis that are frequently available. Otherwise, you can also consider self-drive.