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Major Attraction of Manipur Tour

Day 01:Imphal (Capital)

This fascinating city is the capital of Manipur. As you visit this city you will come across the Vaishnavites and it is just 7 Kms from the airport of Manipur (Tulihal airport). The district is divided into East and West and the recently constructed stadium (Khuman Lampak Stadium) is also one of the attractions comprising of every thing, from a cyclists velodrome to the main stadium. Most of the imported goods are sold here at its Paona Bazar and Gambhir Singh Shopping Complex.

Day 02:Keibul Lamjao National Park

This interesting park is 48 Kms away from Imphal. Visit this park and marvel at the wide range of endangered species of Brow Antlered deer (also known as Sangai). You will also be amazed to know that this ecosystem is home to 17 rare species of mammals. The greenery of the place and the moderate temperature makes a pleasant experience to visit.

Day 03:Loktak Lake (Freshwater Lake)

One place which you should not miss out while on your Manipur Travel. It is the lake where most of the people of Manipur get their share of fish meat. The special treat to watch are the floating islands popularly known as Phumdi which is made out of the tangle of watery weeds and other plants. With a nominal fee, people can hire small boats and see this fascinating way of living on these floating islands. The wetland is swampy and is favourable for a number of species to thrive on. It is in the district of Moirang.

Day 04:Manipuri Dance (Ras Lila)

Your Manipur would go in vain if you missed out ion this classical form of Manipuri dance. This dance is based and inspired by the theme of Lord Krishna and his beloved, Radha love story and the devotion of the Gopis (companions) towards Lord Krishna. This graceful and slow movement of the dance makes it one of the most acclaimed classical dances of India. The costume is elegant, as there are nicely embroidered clothes that give luster to the beauty of the art.

Day 05:Shree Govindajee Temple

This beautiful temple is the premiere temple in Manipur and it adjoins the palaces of the former rulers of the state. Visit this simply constructed temple and marvel at the gold domes, paved court and large, raised congregation hall. The deity in the center has other idols of Radha Govinda, Balaram and Krishna and Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra on either side of it.

Day 06:Sahid Minar

This fascinating tall minar of Bir Tikendrajit Park is located at the heart of the city. It was built in memory of the Manipur Martyrs who gave their lives fighting against British in 1891.

Day 07:Chorus Repertory Theater

The auditorium of the theater is situated on the out-skirts of Imphal. You will be fascinated to see that the campus stretches for about two acres. It has housing and working quarters to accommodate a self-sufficiency of life. The theater association has churned out internationally acclaimed plays like 'Chakravyuha' and 'Uttarpriyadashi'. Its' 25 years of existence in theater had disciplined its performers to a world of excellence. 'Chakravyuha' taken from the Mahabharat epic had won Fringe Firsts Award, 1987 at the Edinburgh International Theater Festival. 'Chakravyuha' deals with the story of Abhimanyu (son of Arjun) of his last battle and approaching death whereas 'Uttarpriyadashi' is an 80-minute exposition of Emperor Ashoka's redemption.

How to Reach:

By Air: Manipur has an airport in its capital Imphal, which is well connected with Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati.

By Road: The road network is quite efficient in Manipur. National Highway 39 connects Manipur with major cities like Guwahati, Dimapur, Kohima, Schilchar in the northeastern part on India.

By Rail: Manipur does not have any train service. But there are other northeastern cities like Guwahati, Dimapur, Silchar which have Railway Stations and are serviced by important trains to and from the rest of the country. From these cities one can reach Manipur by road.

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