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The most joyful festival is this annual boat race which takes place every year for fun and entertainment of the locals as well as the tourists visiting the place for its uniqueness. This boat race happens in the canal area near the Govindajee Temple. It is a fun-filled festival which is supervised by the deities. This festival is certainly most energetic as compared to other festivals of Northeast India. It is full of cheers, excitement, healthy competition and happiness. 

Major attractions of Heikru Hidongba

  • The competition starts with rowers coming down with narrow and long boats fighting for a win.
  • It is an amazing scenario looking at people cheering the rowers and the boats running in the 16-meter-wide canal. September is the month when this festival happens each year.
  • Generally, two boats get down to race with a lot of pomp and good spirits. The festival is celebrated in order to extend their prayers to the God of welfare. 

How to reach Heikru Hidongba?

The festival is celebrated in Manipur where people can reach easily by rail or air. Imphal is the capital city of the state but it does not have any railway station. Dimapur is the nearest railway station at a distance of 215 kms. Though the city has an airport at a distance of 8 kms from the city center and is well-connected to most of the cities of the country. 

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    11 September 2019

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