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Things to do in Manipur

The lush green state of Manipur provides a tourist with a lot of interesting things to do. Visit the capital city, Imphal and take a sightseeing tour to the Manipur State Museum, the Khwairamband market, and the well maintained British War Cemetery. Take a trip to the beautiful town of Langthabal near Imphal, the Andro village for its cultural heritage, and Khongjom town for its historical importance.

Nature lovers can visit the Loktak Lake, the Keibul Lemjao National Park, the Manipur Zoological Garden, and the Khongkhampat Orchidarium, which are some of the best places to see in Manipur.

Shopaholics will have a great time shopping at the Khwairamband market, which is popular for its eye-catching fabrics and household items. One can also collect mementoes from the outskirts of the market, and handicrafts from GM Hall and Paona Bazaar.

Adventure activities in Manipur include boating, camping, and trekking. Lai-Haraoba, Dol Yatra, Rath Yatra, and Durga Puja form the major festivals of Manipur.

Sightseeing in Manipur

There are plenty of sightseeing places in Manipur and all of it may not be possible to cover in one visit.

Shopping in Manipur

If you are a die hard shopper and looking for shopping options, at the centre of Imphal is the fascinating market of Khwairamband run by more than 3000 tribal women that is in two sections – one sells shawls, textiles and fabrics including the traditional dress of the "Meithei" tribe of Manipur called "phanek" and the other sells basic household provisions.

Activities in Manipur

If you are wondering about the outdoor activities in Manipur, and looking for a bit of adventure, there's plenty to keep you busy.

Festivals & Events in Manipur

'Lai-Haraoba', a spring festival held in April and May with great gusto. Other important festivals of Manipur are the Dol Yatra (Holi) in March, Rath Yatra (Car fesival) in June-July and Durga Puja in September-October.

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