Imphal, the capital city of Manipur, is a beautiful valley that will surprise you with a lot of fun activities that you can indulge in on a bright sunny day. The city is small but has been growing at a rapid pace in the past couple of years. One can explore the various eateries mushrooming up in the city, the omnipresent local shops on the sidewalks et al. But all in all here are the 10 best things to do when you are in Imphal. These activities will make your visit in Imphal complete and leave you with an overwhelming taste of Imphal in a nice and amusing way that will make you want to come back for more.

10 Things to Do in Imphal

1. enjoy an elaborate Manipuri thali spread at Luxmi Hotel
traditional manipuri thali
2. a brisk walk or cycling inside the Kangla Fort
3. a boat ride on the Loktak lake

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4. sample some food and traditional brew at a local joint

5. explore the famous Ima Market
6. shop for handicrafts and hand-loom products at the state emporium and many local stores

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7. attend the morning or evening ‘aarti’ (service) at the Shree Shree Govindajee temple

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8. an early morning mini trek up the Cheiraoba Ching (hillock)
9. enjoy a sumptuous chicken meal at the OK Hotel
10. shop at the Moreh International Market in Paona Bazaar