Manipur’s capital city of Imphal is located at a convenient distance from many of the state’s tourist attractions. Our comprehensive tour of Imphal takes you around the city and its environs with day trips to nearby hill towns and villages and includes visits to all the major points of interest like the Keibul Lamjao National Park and Loktak Lake.
Best time to visit: All year round
What is included in the tour
- Hotel accommodation in Imphal
- All local transfers in premium SUV/sedan
- All meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner , tea
- Airport Pick- up and drop
- All local permits
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any personal purchases
- Travel insurance (if any)
- Medical expenses
- Any additional beverages like alcohol
- Air travel
- Visit to Shri Shri Govindajee Temple
- Visit to Keibul Lamjao National Park
- Visit to Loktak Lake
- Visit to local tribal village
- Arrive in the capital city of Imphal where our representative meets you at the airport/railway station. A premium sedan/SUV takes you to your hotel. Complimentary mineral water bottles and hot towels are provided for your comfort. A welcome drink awaits you at the hotel where after check in, you can have lunch and then spend the rest of the day in local sightseeing. The beautiful Shri Shri Govindajee Temple is a popular tourist spot here. Dedicated to the Hindu Lord Govind and his consort Radha, the temple was constructed in the early 18th century and stands adjacent to the royal palace. Today you can also walk around town visiting some of the local shops and stalls at Moreh market. Retire to the hotel for the night.
- Have an early breakfast at hotel and depart for a full day of sightseeing. Our first stop today is the Keibul Lamjao National Park, touted as the only floating park in the world. The park is made of biomass called phumdis. It is also home to an endangered species of deer called Sangai. From here we leave for a boat ride on the beautiful Loktak Lake, the only freshwater lake in the northeast. In the afternoon we visit the INA War Memorial, one of the only official memorials dedicated to World War II in the state. The museum features rare and interesting artefacts including bayonets, ammunitions, and helmets among various other war relics dating back to 1944. Our next stop is Kangla Fort. This was the palace of King Pakhangba and was finally opened to public in 2003. The fort is interesting for its historical and archaeological significance. After the full day’s sightseeing, we return to the hotel for the night.
- On the third day of the trip, we visit Andro village, situated about 27 kilometres from Imphal. Home to the tribal Meiti people, the village bears testimony to the fascinating lives of indigenous people preserving the age-old customs and rituals of their ancestors. From here, we make our way to Ima market, run exclusively by women and selling a wide variety of handicrafts and handlooms. Our day ends with a visit to the World War II Cemetery. This is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is home to the graves of about 1600 Allied soldiers. Interestingly, Manipur and Nagaland were the only two states where World War II was fought in India. We return to our hotel for dinner where you can enjoy a delectable spread of local dishes.
- Have breakfast at hotel and depart for a day’s excursion to the hill-town of Ukhrul located about 84 kilometres from Imphal. A charming town located at an altitude of 1662m, Ukhrul is inhabited by the Tangkhul-Naga tribe. Spend a few hours taking in the sights of this tribal town and interact with the local people. Return to Imphal and en route visit St. Joseph’s Cathedra. Spend the last night at the hotel.
- After breakfast, we leave for the airport/railway station. At the drop- off point, our tour ends.