Nestled on a plateau far above the sea level, Manipur is a land of Polo's birth. The martial arts tradition of Manipur is reflected in their indigenous games even today. Surcharged with nature's pristine glory, Manipur lies on a melting pot of culture as one of the world's beauty spots. Rajshree Bhagyachandra created the Ras Lila, the classical dance of Manipur in his enchanting dream by the grace of Lord Krishna. Manipur's mythological concept of creation reveals in her famous folk dances. The place of surpassing attractions include Manipur's superb panorama of evergreen hill ranges, the soil of Khongjom soaked with sacred blood of martyrs, the first battle of Anglo-Manipur war of 1891 at Kangla, the Kohinoor of Manipur- the Loktak lake, natural habitat of Brow-antlered Deer at the Keibul Lamjao National Park, the I.N.A. Memorial at Moirang, the Siroi Lily found only on the Siroi Hills, the symmetrical two Second World War cemeteries, exquisite handloom and handicraft products of world fame, the "Nupi Keithel" - women's market at Khwairamband bazar, the gold-domed Shri Govindajee Temple, the Saheed Minar, the Khonghampat Orchid Yard, the Tharon Cave at Tamenglong, the Khanghui Cave at Ukhrul, the Kangla Park and the Moat surrounding the old historical palace of the Maharajas of ore-British period. Manipur is not only the gateway to the North Eastern region but also a fascinating destination for discerning tourists. Legends say that the discovery of Manipur is the result of the delight the Gods took in dancing. It is this remarkable bid that gives Manipur a unique identity of her own. Blessed with a salubrious climate, famous for its distinctive cultural pattern and its evergreen scenic beauty, extend the tourists a cordial invitation to visit Manipur.


Manipur is a land – locked isolated, hilly state having a geographically distinct identity. It is situated in the eastern most part of Northeastern India. The state is almost rectangular in shape. It covers an area of 22327 sq. km. The climate of the state has distinct winter, warm humid and rainy seasons. Manipur has two important rivers viz. the Imphal river and the Barak river. The Loktak lake of Manipur is the biggest fresh water lake in the NER of India.


Some of the important sectors of Manipur are-