Imphal, capital of the state of Manipur, is in eastern India. It
is a small and beautiful picturesque city. Imphal lyes in the valley
of Manipur river and is surrounded by the northeastern hills and
vast plains of India's. Imphal is also the state's cultural capital
with lot's of traditional festivals and shows for Manipuri dances
arranged here at regular intervals. Manipur, also known as the "land
of jewels" is naturally divided into two parts namely the hills
and the plains. The inhabitants of these two divisions have their
own dialects, customs and costumes. The city is also handeling the
modern commerce for the state of Manipur as being one of the most
visited parts of the state of Manipur various products of Manipuri
origin like that of household industries, woven goods, brassware,
and bronzeware, are collected from different parts of the state
and marketed here in Imphal. Agricultural and electronics industries
are also one of the main part of Imphal's economy.
Once the home of the royal families of Manipur, Imphal became the
capital of Manipur State, under the rule of Britishers in 1826.
This small city has witnessed some of the most important battles
in Indian history with recent ones being one fought in world war
II and the other one being fought between independent India and
China. City of Imphal is undergoing changes because of the large
number of people have started visiting this state since the last
decade. This rush have caused city to undergo some quick drastic
changes by erecting new hotels and restaurants to compensate the
incoming visitors all this have led to covering of land that used
to have vast colorful gardens of Orchids.
Govindajee Temple, Sendra Island,
Keibul Lamjao National park,
Khonghampat Orchidarium, Saheed Minar,
Manipur Zoological Garden, War Cemeteries,
The Old Palace, Manipur State Museum.
By Air : Indian Airlines flights
connect Imphal with Delhi via Guwahati. Imphal is also connected
with Calcutta via Agartala and Silchar by Indian flights.
By Rail : The nearest railhead
is Dimapur-215 km.
By Road : Motorable roads connect
Imphal with Agartala, Aizwal, Dimapur, Guwahati, Itanagar, Kaziranga,
Kohima, Shillong. Nagaland and Manipur State Transport also runs
semi-luxury bus daily from Dimapur to Imphal (9 hrs).
Rainfall in Imphal: 980.8 mm. (May to October)
Climate of Imphal
Summer : 35 °C - 17 °C
Winter : 18 °C - 00 °C
Best Time to Visit : October to
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