Duration: 3Nights/ 4Days
(Deluxe AC Room)
|Classic Hotel (Deluxe AC Room)||Classic Hotel / Shalom Farm House
(Standard Non AC Room)
Welcome on arrival at Imphal, the capital city of Manipur, famous for the “Sangai – The Brow-Antlered Deer”, that is just native to Manipur. Its name is derived from the term “Yumphal”, which means the land of many villages, and so rightly that defines Imphal, because its landscape is all but a mix of hills, valleys, forests & several rivers. Imphal has good connectivity with major cities as that of Guwahati, Kohima, Agartala, etc. Check in at Hotel.
After freshen up, proceed for a half day sightseeing covering “Kangla Palace” – which was earlier situated on both sides (western & eastern) of the bank of the “Imphal River”. But only the ruins remain now on the western bank of the River. Kangla means “Dry Land” in Old Meitei. It was the traditional seat of the past “Meitei” Rulers. Later proceed to visit “Ima Keithel” – The largest market run by women only. In Manipuri, “Ima “means “Mother” & “Keithel” means “Market”, Hence it is known as the Mother’s Market. This showcases the strong foothold the Manipuri Women hold in Society. Most of the items found in the market are locally made, and it covers every essential product that one needs, ranging from Manipuri dolls, scarves, other handmade decorative items to vegetables, fruits etc.
Later in the evening transfer back to City Hotel. Overnight at Imphal.
Morning after breakfast proceed for an excursion trip to Loktak Lake & Keibul Lamjao National Park & en-route visit INA Museum (The Indian National Army War Museum in the INA Memorial Complex in Moirang.
This is the only official museum dedicated to the Second World War in Manipur as of today). Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in North East India, that is located in the Bishnupur District just 50kms from Imphal & which is famous for its circular floating swamps or “Phumdis” or the heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil & organic matter at various stages of decomposition floating over it. The term “Lok” means “Stream” & “Tak” means “The End”; the lake plays an eminent role in hydropower generation, irrigation & drinking water supply. Later also visit the “Keibul Lamjao National Park”, located in the Bishnupur district of the state of Manipur, its speciality being the only Floating National Park in the World. It comprises of 40 sq.km. of wetland overgrown with 1.5m deep floating vegetation called the “Phumdis”. Loktak Lake – The largest freshwater lake in the World, a large portion of it falls within the park making it the only floating national park of the world. Later in the evening transfer back to City Hotel. Overnight at Imphal.
Early morning after breakfast proceed to visit the Indo-Myanmar Border Town of Moreh. Further, cross over to the Myanmar side to see a different culture and lifestyle altogether in their nearest town of Tamu. Also visit the Buddhist Pagoda and the Local Market & spend some time in the Namphalong Market. Drive back to Imphal. Overnight in Imphal.