Best places to visit in Manipur

Explore the little paradise state of Manipur: Best places to visit in northeast India

Author: Tanuja Rai
Date: 2020-10-22

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India is one of the most diverse countries in the world and also has the largest democracy. People belonging to different castes, faiths, and ethnic groups live in peace and harmony together. India has not only been blessed with rich culture, heritage, and the greatest minds but even nature has been kind to her. The rich culture, traditions, religious sites, ancient historical sites, landscapes, hills, plains, seas, waterfalls, and a variety of wildlife makes India one of the best countries to visit and explore. This old and beautiful country has it all. India is the best example of unity in diversity. The landscapes of India vary from a state to another from mountains to hills, valleys, plains, and plateaus to steep flowing waterfalls, rivers, and seas spread across the horizon as far as your eyes can see.

The Himalayas in Northeast India

Every part of India makes for a great tourist destination. The eastern, western, northern, and southern parts of the country are totally different from one another and vary greatly in terms of culture, customs, food, landscapes, wildlife, etc. Every state of India has its own unique identity and is best known for their uniqueness. They might be different from one another in various aspects but these states relate to one another in many platforms. For example, the northeast is totally different from the rest of the states in India but the love for the country is all same. Northeastern India is the easternmost part of India that represents both the political and geographical administrative divisions of the country.  There are a total of 8 states representing northeast India and are popularly known as the seven sisters and a brother. 

Beautiful city in Assam – one of the best cities in Northeast India

Northeast India comprises of seven contiguous sisters and a brother, where Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura are the famous seven sisters and Sikkim is the brother. All these eight states also differ from one another in terms of the languages they speak, cuisine, culture, and traditions. But they all have something really enchanting and common somehow; the undulating hills, the plains, luxuriant green covers, wide variety of flora and fauna, and many exotic plants and animals make these states in Northeast India outstanding. The states in Northeast India are not much developed when compared to other parts of the country, hardly make it on the traveller’s map. Due to this reason, Northeast India is the least explored and untouched, and hence, the natural beauty, which has remained intact, can sweep you off your feet and considered as one of the best destinations to spend holidays at. These eight Indian states have their own charm, and once you visit these places, you can do nothing but lose yourself in its charismatic charm and magic. Northeast India has some of the best places in the country to visit, and they have been attracting people for many years now. Once you visit any of these places in this part of India, you will want to visit them again and again. No one can get enough of these beautiful and best places in the Northeast. Every state has something unique to offer and is open to visitors of all kinds. Whether you are visiting with your family, friends, group of like-minded people, or are a solo traveler, you will realize that northeast India is a must visit place in the country. It is also totally safe for solo female travellers. 

Here are some of the best places to visit in Northeast India during your holidays:

Manipur – one of the best states to visit for the holidays 

Manipur is one of the best places to visit in Northeast India. The lush green slopes of the hills are always calling visitors. Located in a green corner of Northeast India, it is one of the best places with an oval-shaped valley surrounded by nine ranges of bluish green hills intertwined with cascading rapids. This beautiful northeastern state is covered with carpets of flowers and lazy lakes in some places. Manipur is also often referred to as a little paradise on earth in Northeast India. With a rich cultural heritage and sublime natural beauty, this northeastern state promises to be one of the best and favourite tourist destinations for visitors. Some of the best places to visit in this northeastern Indian state are listed below.

(1) Imphal – the beautiful capital city of Manipur in India 

Imphal is one of the less explored places in this Indian state and has some untouched charm to it. It is one of the best places to visit in Manipur and is also a famous tourist destination for visitors. The green landscapes, undulating rivers, unexplored areas, and beautiful surroundings will make your holidays in this stunning northeastern state one of the best ones you’ve had. Some of the popular places you can visit in Imphal are the Manipur State Museum, Loktal Lake, Kangla Fort, Langthabal, and war cemeteries.