Lesser Known 5 best Travel destinations in Manipur

India travelers must Travel to manipur because Also known as the gateway to the North-Eastern Region, Manipur has a variety of options to offer to the tourists that make it the most unique and fascinating destination among all. The city with no doubts is blessed with the best climate, rich culture, lust green scenic beauty, and many more. Let us get familiar to some of the destinations in Manipur one by one :

Shree Shree Govindajee Temple: The beauty of this Vaishnative temple lies in its simple structure that is decorated with golden domes, a huge congregation hall and a paved court. The temple also adjoins the palace of the former rulers of Manipur. One can see the idols of presiding diety Lord Vishnu at the centre, Radha Govinda, Balaram and Krishna on one side of the temple and Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra on the other. Shree Shree Govindajee Temple is situated in Imphal and is counted as one of the most important temples in the city of Imphal.

Kaina: The beautiful hillock is 29kms away from Imphal and 921 m. above the sea level. It is also counted as sacred place of Hindus, where a devotee can see an image of Shri Govindajee carved out of a jackfruit tree. Beautiful hill shrubs and natural surroundings add up to the most charming and saintly environment of this hillock. Ceremonial dance performed in this place is known as a Ras Garba dance, which is performed at mandap.

Khwairamband Bazaar : One can find all the necessary items of daily use in this two-section market. We call it two-sectioned because this market is divided in to two sections that are situated on both the sides of the Khwairamband Road. One side sold vegetables, fruits, fishes, household utensils etc whereas colourful handloom shawls, bed sheets, phaneks, khudeis, etc are sold on the other. One unique feature about this bazaar is that all the stall holders and the operators of the business here in this market are women. A little far is a street of beautiful cane baskets and furniture. Other than these, Singjamei, Kwakeithel, Heirangkhoithong, Kongba, Lamlong, Terakeithel, Naoremthong etc are some other smaller markets in the area. Locals have a legendary belief that the supervision of all these women marketers is done by Ima Goddess. The reputation of Khwairamband Bazaar of being the largest women-oriented markets of the country attracts the best tourist population to Manipur.

Manipur Zoological Garden : Situated on the Imphal-Kanchup road, this zoological garden is about 6 km. away from Imphal towards the west. One can see the rarest species of brow-antlered deer i.e. Sangai in these sylvan surroundings. The pine-growing hillocks that are located in the westernmost corner of Lamphelpat are really something not worth to miss. Established on 2nd October 1976, this zoological garden is surrounded by Manipur Agriculture University from the southern side, Langol Road from the west and paddy field from the rest sides. The availability of 55 species of birds and animals and the totality of 420 animals including 14 endangered species contributes the most to make this garden known as the jewel box of Manipur.

Besides above, some other famous tourist attractions for India travelers in Manipur are the beautiful Loktak Lake, Sendra Island, Langthabal (historic sites), Moirang, Singda, Khongjom, Moreh, Phubala, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Sahid Mandir, Khonghampat Orchidarium, Sekta Archeological Living Museum, and the Manipur State Museum that are surely worth a visit.


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