Loktak Lake

Loktak Lake – photo|pankaj singh


Looking for the best places to visit in Manipur? Are you planning on travelling to Manipur anytime soon and wondering what places to visit in Manipur to get the most out of your experience to this beautiful place also known as the Switzerland of India? Yes. Then read on. But before we do that let’s just be honest that it’s almost impossible to be totally 100% prepared for any trip of any sort to any place ever. And that’s one of the best things about travelling; it adds a zest of sweet uneasiness and excitement. Yet having a fair idea of places to visit while you are in Manipur will help you a lot.

Places to visit in Manipur

Manipur is home to what is believed to be the oldest polo ground in the world and the modern day polo was born here. There are lots of interesting places to visit in Manipur which makes Manipur a great tourist destination. It attracts history lovers, art and culture fanatics, foodies…

The following list is a quick look at some of the best places to visit in Manipur and should definitely be on your itinerary on a trip to this beautiful landlocked north eastern state. The list comprises of places of interests that will amuse you whether you are looking for a place to enjoy a scenic view or local food and culture.

Shree Govindajee Temple – the famous and the biggest temple in Imphal city located in the premises of the royal residence

Kangla – the moat right in the heart of Imphal city full of historic reference and relics

Ukhrul – home to the Tangkhul tribes of Manipur and the beautiful Shirui Lily

Keibul Lamjao National Park – the floating sanctuary where the brow antlered Sangai deers are found and preserved

Loktak Lake – the biggest fresh water Lake in the northern eastern region

World War Cemetery – the war cemetery built to commemorate those who died in the epic Battle of Imphal during the Second World War

Andro – known for its traditional style of pottery and a beautiful manmade lake that is fast becoming a picnic hotspot for the locals

Ema Keithel (Market) – the uber famous local market by the local women folk

Bir Tikendrajit Park – the park that houses the Shahid Minar built in memory of the martyrs who laid down their lives fighting against the British soldiers

INA War Memorial – the historic place where Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisted the first flag of Indian Independence

Maibam Lotpa Ching – the small hillock where a ferocious battle took place between the Japanese and the British soldiers during World War 2

Kakching Garden – a small garden located atop a hillock offers a picturesque view of Kakching

Willong Monolith – age old stone monoliths in the serene and peaceful Willong Khullen, a village 40kms off the AH1 at Maram

Liyai and Makhel Villages – beautiful villages alive with exquisite art, culture and traditions

Sadu Chiru Waterfall – a rustling waterfall in Leimaram

These are some of the best places to visit in Manipur that would be conducive to give you a holistic experience of the lifestyle and diverse culture of the state. These places will make you more acquainted with Manipur

Manipur is slowly opening up to tourists and gaining popularity as a tourism hotspot in the region. Manipur boasts of meandering rivers, hustling waterfalls, lush green landscapes, mystifying cultures and traditions, and traditional martial arts. So if you are planning to visit Manipur make sure you include some if not all of these places on your itinerary. It will complete your trip and make it an amazing experience. Get in touch with us at travel @