Around Imphal

Manipur is not only the city of Imphal & Loktak lake but has quite a lot to offer if one travels of couple of hours from the city. The Orchidadarium,  to Sekta archeological site to adventurous activities like caving at Khoupum valley. 


Place of Interest / Things to do
The Khoupum valley

The Khoupum valley, which is the second largest valley in Manipur is situated 81 Km away from Imphal on Old Cachar Road. It is inhabited by the Rongmei Tribe of Manipur. At Khoupum Valley, one can have a sight of a huge Earthen Dam, Rivers, Khukdai Cave and a beautiful natural waterfall, 'Khouduang' which has become a picnic spot.

Khonghampat Orchidarium

Khonghampat Orchidarium is the Orchid yard maintained by the Forest Department of Manipur. It is located only 7 km from the capital city Imphal. A visit to Khonghampat Orchidarium is a trip to a different world altogether, this place has a collection of more than 110 varieties of orchids, including several rare species. The best time to visit this place is from April to May. An interesting thing about this place is that some of the orchids grown here have been fashioned by nature to resemble creatures like lizards, moths and bees.

Sekta Archaeological Living Museum

Sekta Mound locally known as Sekta Kei is a protected archaeological site. The site is located in Sekta village and is around 16 Kms Imphal on the bank of the Iril River and around 4Kms north of Lamlai on the Imphal-Uhkrul road. It is a place where evidence of the practice of secondary burial was discovered. The site was jointly excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India and the State Archaeologists. There are reportedly 6 well marked burial areas. The excavation at the Sekta burial site revealed important information of the burial customs of the Sekta people and their social and economic life.


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