ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Tourism and Heritage

 

Manipur, a little Shangrila located in North-East India, is a Jewel of India. This little corner is a paradise on Earth where Mother Nature has been extra generous in her bounty. Least touched and least discovered Manipur promises to be the great tourist discovery of the 21st century.


An oval shaped valley surrounded by blue green hills, rich in art and tradition has inspired description such as the “Switzerland of the East” with its cascading rapids, tripling rivers, varieties of flowers, exotic blooms and lakes. The people of Manipur include Meitei, Nagas, Kuki-Chin-Mizo and Gorkhas groups and Muslims and other colourful communities which have lived in complete harmony for centuries.


These are the people whose folklore, myths and legends, dances, indigenous games and martial arts, exotic handlooms and handicrafts are invested with the mystique of nature and an indefatigable “Joie de vivre”. 
    

 

Manipur is a mosaic of ancient traditions and rich cultural patterns. In the field of arts and culture, the State is best represented by its classical and folk dance forms. Raas Leelas depict the Leelas of Lord Krishna as a child with Gopies of Brindavan and express their yearning for communion with the Lord. The Raas Dance is perfectly lyrical and has extremely graceful movements. The spring festival, the “LaiHaraoba” held in April – May is symbolized by a traditional stylized and ritualistic dance performed for peace and prosperity. The tribal folk dances are an expression of nature, creativity and aestheticism of the tribal way of life. One can be charmed by the colourful costumes, dances and unique rituals in festivals such as LuiNgaiNi (seed sowing festival of the Nagas of Manipur) and Kut, the largest festival of KukiChinMizo communities.

 

 

Table:List of the Tourism place in Manipur

 NAME

 TOURISM TYPE

LOCATION

DISTRICT : IMPHAL WEST

Shaheed Minor

Archaeological Monuments / Monuments / Sites

Pologround Imphal West

Khonghampat Orchidarium

Scenic Areas

Khonghampat

Kangla

Heritage Sites

Imphal West

Samadhi of Maharaja Ghambhir Singh

Heritage Sites

Langthabal

Rash Mandal Pukhri

Heritage Sites

Langthabal

Gateway & Brick Wall in ruins Apanbi & Haomacha Pukhri

Heritage Sites

Langthabal

Hicham Yaichampat Cremation Ground of Bir Tikendrajit

Heritage Sites

Yaiskul Janmasthan

Sangaiyumpham of Maharaj Gambhir Singh

Heritage Sites

Langthabal

Wangthonbi Mould

Heritage Sites

Sagolband Tera

Samadhi of Maharaja Khaba

Heritage Sites

Imphal

Thong Nambombi Humped Bridge

Heritage Sites

Khwaramban Bazar

Temple of Modon Mohanji

Religious Centres & Places

Nahabam Bamon Leikai

Lainingthou Marjing

Religious Centres & Places

Adimjati Chingmeirong

Makoi Nungol CHing a hillock

Heritage Sites

Langjing Achouba

Khagemba Leikon

Heritage Sites

Heirangoithong Maibam Leikai

Temple of Sanamahi

Religious Centres & Places

1st Batallion Manipur Rifles Compound

A menhir

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

State Museum Approach Road Imphal West

DISTRICT : IMPHAL EAST

Shree Shree Govindajee Temple

Religious Centres & Places

Palace Compound

War Cemetry

Heritage Sites

Chingmeirong

Mutua Museum

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

Andro

Inscribe Stone Monuments

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

Konthoujam Leirema s Compound

Megalithic Monuments

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

Traffic Island Mao

Inscribe Stone Monuments

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

1st Batallion Manipur Rifles Ground

Andro Inscription

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

Andro Village

Sekta Kei Mould

Heritage Sites

Sekta Village

Shrine of Lord Wangbrel

Religious Centres & Places

Anal Khullen

Temple of Thangal General

Religious Centres & Places

Wangkhei Palace Compound

Sacred Fire Place

Heritage Sites

Andro

Khurai Ahongpung

Heritage Sites

Telipati

Temple of Thangal General

Heritage Sites

Wangkhei Palace Compound

DISTRICT : BISHNUPUR

Red Hill Lokpaching

Scenic Areas

Bishnupur

Loukoipat

Scenic Areas

Bishnupur

Indian National Army Museum

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

Moirang

Vishnu Temple

Religious Centres/Religious Places

Bishnupur

Sendra Tourist Home

Tourist Resorts (Hill / Beach / Health)

Moirang

Loktak Lake

Scenic Areas

Moirang

Thangjing Temple

Religious Centres & Places

Moirang

Inscribe Stone Monuments of Maharaja Marjit

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

THiyam Leishangkhong Wangoi

Khongjom Battle Field Tengol Lampak

Heritage Sites

Khongjom

Temple of Lainingthou Sanamahi

Religious Centres & Places

Wangoi

DISTRICT : SENAPATI

Sadu CHiru Waterfall

Scenic Areas

Sadar Hill

Kangchup

Scenic Areas

Sadar Hills

Dzuko Valley

Scenic Areas

Senapati

Old Village of Yangkhullen

Tourist Resorts (Hill / Beach / Health)

Senapati

Makhel

Scenic Areas

Senapati

Haolaipai Sapao Deikulu Cave

Scenic Areas

Senapati

Willong Megalithic Memorial Stone

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

Mao Maram

Pond of Lord Wangbrel

Religious Centres & Places

Anal Khullen

Boulder of Lord Wangbrel

Religious Centres & Places

Anal Khullen

DISTRICT : UKHRUL

Shirui Hill

Tourist Resorts (Hill / Beach / Health)

Ukhrul

Inscribe Stone Monuments of Maharaja Garibaniwaj

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

Ningel Village

Inscribe Stone Monuments of Maharaja Marjit

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

Ningel Village

Megalithic Monuments a Menhir

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

Ningel Village

Lungpha

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

Khampi Village

DISTRICT : TAMENGLONG

Tharon Cave

Scenic Areas

Tamenglong

Zilad Lake

Scenic Areas

Zilad

Buning Meadow

Scenic Areas

Tamenglong

Barak Waterfall

Scenic Areas

Tamenglong

DISTRICT : THOUBAL

Khongjom War Memorial

Heritage Sites

Khongjom

Kakching Garden

Scenic Areas

Uyok Ching Kakching

Inscribe Stone Monuments

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

Thoubal Athokpam

Historical Site of Wangkhei Meiraba

Heritage Sites

Kakching

DISTRICT : CHANDEL

Bro Waterfall

Scenic Areas

Chandel

Chibu Stone Inscription

Archaeological Monuments / Sites

Tonjang Village

Source: Tourism Department Govt. of Manipur, Manipur State Archaeology Department