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This city is no less than a dream location for all those who like trekking amidst green forests, rivers and lakes. The greenery is the highlight of this place as people nurture it like babies. It is also a perfect destination for outdoor activities. There are in total 16 districts in the state of Manipur and Thoubal district is one among them. The town of Thoubal is the district headquarters and is also quite popular for various reasons. There is a place in the district which is known for the last battle for the independence of Manipur back in 1891 against the British Army. The name of the place is Khongjam. The rivers of Imphal and Thoubal are the most significant rivers in the state and they both flow through this district.

Places to visit in Thoubal


If you love to explore new places then you should be definitely visiting Ikop. The Ikop is situated at an altitude of around 772m and is in the shape of the basin. The tantalizing aura of this place is somewhat very enticing to experience.


Khongjom is quite a significant place if we talk about history. This is the site where Major General Paona along with his soldiers fought against the British invasion which ended in complete British control over Manipur.


The Pumlen is also a freshwater lake. The other name for this lake is Pumlen Pa. It is interesting to know that this lake spreads over an area of 19 sq km and is covered by phumdis which is similar to the Loktak Lake.

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Things to do in Thoubal

Visit Matai Garden

The Matai Garden is one of the most interesting places to visit. This place also has a very impressive stretch of lush greenery which is also quite popularly known as the Ibudhou Asheiningthou Garden. Now, this is named after Ibudhou Asheiningthou, a local God.

Kakching Garden

If you are a nature lover then you should absolutely give a thought to visiting this garden. The charm of this place is simply amazing to experience in all its immensity.

Kangla Fort

The Kangla Fort is one of the oldest palaces situated in Imphal. Kangla means “dry land”. And if you are a history buff then this is the kind of place which you must absolutely visit especially with your family.

Events and festivals in & around Thoubal

Cheiraoba Festival

The Cheiraoba Festival is celebrated as the celebrations of the New Year. This is a sacred festival of Manipur and is celebrated with great pomp and show. During this festival, the locals clean up their houses and decorate them. The local deity is worshipped and people visit their relative’s homes. However, this festival belongs to the Hindus but Muslims of Manipur too take part and making to be a grand one. Read more...

Heikru Hidongba

The Heikru Hidongba is a very socio-religious ceremony which is performed every year at the moat of the Sagolband Bijoy Govinda Leikai, Imphal which is on the 11th day of the Manipuri Calendar month of Langban. Read more...

Best time to visit Thoubal

The months of March and October are the best time to visit Thoubal as the overall temperature during this time of the year is quite pleasant for the tourists.

How to reach Thoubal?

By Air – The nearest airport is also Dimapur airport which is located at a distance of around 150 km from Thoubal.

By Train – The nearest railway station is Dimapur Railway Station and from this place, the Thoubal is located at a distance of 150 km. You can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach this place.

By Road – The overall connectivity to Thoubal is okay. So, you can consider travelling to this place by road. A road trip would be an excellent opportunity for you to bond with friends.

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