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July 24, 2016

5 Places to Explore in Manipur

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Manipur is the last stop on our journey through the North-east states of our country, which are often called the seven sisters of India. It is a land of beauty and grace in a shroud of mystery, just like many of its sisters. Manipur has been at the crossroads of Asian economic and cultural exchange for more than 2,500 years. Therefore, it is not wrong to say that Manipur has plethora of religious and cultural cocktails which will swoon you when you visit it.

Rightfully called “The Jeweled Land”, Manipur is a breathtakingly beautiful place surrounded by blue sapphire-like hills. HookedUpon presents the list of places you must visit while in Manipur:

#1 Imphal

Visiting a state and not seeing its capital? Impossible! Especially when the capital happens to be Imphal, with its captivating beauty – dense forests, sprawling grasslands, surrounded by plains and hills – just reeling you into itself. Don’t forget to visit the Loktak Lake, the biggest lake in the state along with the Sirohi National Park and Matai Garden, amongst others.

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#2 Bishnupur

Travelling is not only about feeding your desire of wanderlust, it is also a medium to soothe your soul, widen your perspective and immerse yourself in a spiritual journey. Bishnupur helps you do just that. With its ancient temples – magnificent architectural wonders and the surrounding nature, resonating the mystery and history of times gone by, it is truly a liberating experience for your inner self. Visit Jorebangla Temple, Susunia Pahar, Dal Madol and Rasmancha and lose yourself into Manipuri magic.

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#3 Churachandpur

This is one of the best places to visit o Manipur.
Churachandpur is a perfect puzzle piece for a place like Manipur. With its exciting boat riding facilities at Tipaimukh and the ever-so-gorgeous Ngaloi Falls, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Churchandpur is a favorite spot for tourists! Explore Tuibuong Tribal Museum and Tonglon Cave for your sheer love of knowledge.

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#4 Ukhrul

Ukhrul is a picturesque city. It is full of colours, life and beckons you to drown yourself in the divinity of Manipur nature. Waterfalls, streams, hills, valleys – Ukhrul is in abundance of nature and for nature lovers, this is the dream destination.

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#5 Senapati 

Seriously, if you didn’t figure it out that Manipur is all about nature and ethnicity, you should now. Senapati houses rare animals and plants that’ll awe you beyond imagination. It is a collection of all wonders imaginable. Visit Dzuko Valley, Maram Khullen, Makhel Cave and Sadu Chiru Waterfalls and see for yourself!

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* Food Mood: What To Gobble Down*

Manipuri cuisines are simple, tasty, organic and healthy. Dishes are typically spicy foods that use chilli pepper rather than garam masalas hence healthy, simple and organic foods. It might not settle well with simple eaters but hey, when in Rome… 😉
Try Mangal Ooti, Soibum Thongba (Bamboo Shoot Curry), Yongchaak Singju and Fish Fry for a bud-sizzling experience…

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So cancel all your meetings, pack your bags, put your phone away and explore the North-East States… I bet you won’t ever forget the experience.

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