Manipur Jewel of Incredible India

Manipur means Jeweld Land. Enriched with natural beauty and agrarian economy. The land of Sangai, a rare species of deer and Shirui Lily, lilium Mackliniae which is found on the Shirui hills are rare plant here. Manipur is home to athletic sports and the origin of Manipuri dance. It is credited with introducing polo to Europeans.

Truly Manipur is jewel of incredible India

Imphal is the capital of Manipur, a state in northeastern India. On the Imphal River, Kangla Fort was once the seat of local rulers, and now houses relics. On the south side of the centuries-old Polo Ground, Manipur State Museum has displays including tribal artifacts and a large royal boat. Next to the former Royal Palace, Shri Shri Govindaji Temple has twin domes, a large hall and shrines to Hindu gods.
Sangai Festival
Every year in the month of November, Manipur rejoices at its best by celebrating its biggest cultural festival – the Sangai Festival. And, it’s getting bigger with each year. Sangai Festival, the biggest annual cultural festival organized by Department of Tourism, Manipur is celebrated for 10 days every year in the fall of November in Imphal, the capital city of Manipur, with the finest aspiration to uphold Manipur as a world-class tourism destination staging the best of its art and culture, handloom and handicrafts, indigenous sports and various other traditional activities. This year the festival has shortened to only a week – from the 24th till 30th of November but has been expanded to other districts such as Bishnupur and Senapati keeping in view with the increasing number of visitors.
Loktak Lake
The floating lake of India. Loktak is a natural freshwater lake spread over 300sq.Km. in normal time. The lake houses floating island made of Phumdis, a mixture of heterogeneous vegetation mass, soil and organic matter. This lake is having natural wildlife and a park named Keibul Lamjao National Park. This park is famous for SANGAI, a species of deer, which happens to be state animal of Manipur.
Shirui Lily
The state flower of Manipur is rare species of the Liliaceae family. This seasonal flower blooms during monsoon in the upper reaches of Shirui hills in the Ukrul dist. of Manipur. There are many folk tales about a princess and her lover related to the Shirui hills and flower bloom here.