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Whenever we talk about the tourist attractions of a state, it's capital ought to be on our top list for travelling and so is with Manipur. Imphal being the capital and the most beautiful places of Manipur is hands down a major key attraction to visit. This place is an iconic blend of both hills and plains and one is likely to find the extreme exotic views in the valley of the city here. The city is famous for the royal ruins of the palace of Kangla. There is also a seat of erstwhile Kingdom of Manipur which is royal and is surrounded by moat right in the centre of the city. The city is also known for a battle that took place at the time World War II in 1944. Since it is the capital of the amazing state of Manipur, it has many tourist attractions which are more than enough for tourists visiting this city. It keeps people engaged and entertained at the same time. Kangla fort is one of the major tourist attractions and is located right at the banks of Imphal river.

Places to visit in Imphal

Shaheed Minar

The Shaheed Minar is around 11m tall and is specifically situated in the very core of the Bir Trikendrajit Park. This place acts as a memorial for the martyrs who died fighting the British.

INA Memorial

This place was once treated as an unofficial headquarters of the Indian National Army. It was built to honour the soldiers who had sacrificed their lives for the country. If you visit Imphal then this place should be absolutely on your travel list.

The Keibul Lamjao National Park

Visiting this park, you will be coming across with a very wide variety of fauna and flora. And you might just not have seen something as beautiful and as delightful as this place. Thus, a trip to The Keibul Lamjao National Park becomes a must for any person travelling to this place.

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Things to do in Imphal

Singda Dam

Talking about the highest mud dam in the world then it would be Singda Dam. The Singda Dam is located at a distance of around 16 km from the very capital city of Imphal. And this place is also quite a popular picnic spot which is particularly known for its serene and picturesque views of nature.

Manipur Zoological Gardens

This place has been specialized in taking care of the rare species of animals. The hills and the lush greenery which surround this place makes it one of the most interesting tourist spots to visit in Imphal.


This historically place is important because it marks the site where Major General Paona fought against the invasion of the British. And that is what makes this place to be one of the must-visit tourist destinations to visit in Imphal.

Events and festivals in & around Imphal


Yaosang is one of the primary festivals which is celebrated in Manipur. The Thabal Chongba is a kind of Manipuri folk dance where the boys and girls held their hands together merrily singing and dancing in a circle. Furthermore, the boys and girls and even old women collect donations from houses and the money which they collect is spent on feasting and partying.

Ramjan ID

This festival is mostly celebrated by the Manipuri Muslims. During this festival, as usual, people greet each other and go to their fellow neighbour's house with pure heart and feasting is at its grandeur.


The Kuki Chin Mezo is an autumn festival which is celebrated by the different tribes of the Kuki-Chin-Mezo groups. This festival is a happy occasion, particularly for the villagers as their stock of food, is high which is the result of hard and fruitful labour. This festival is observed on the 1st of November of every year.

Best time to visit Imphal

The best months to visit Imphal would be from September to April. The climate of this place during this time is actually very pleasant for the tourists to visit this place along with their family and friends.

How to reach Imphal?

By Air – The nearest airport from Imphal is around 8 km away. From there, you can easily take a cab to reach the part of the city where you would like to go.

By Train – Imphal is also very well connected via train routes. However, it does not have its own railway station. The nearest railway station from Imphal is situated in Dimapur. Dimapur is around 215 kilometres away from the city.

By Road – Imphal has got a very decent network of roads. Thus, travelling via roads to Imphal must not be a problem as it is very well connected with other major cities.

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