The state of Manipur is situated in the north-eastern part of the country, and shares its borders with other states such as Assam, Mizoram, Burma and Nagaland. Manipur is mostly inhabited by the various tribes such as Meiteis, Nagas, Paites and Kukus and has often been tagged as the ‘state of jewels’, due to its rich cultural heritage and beautiful flora and fauna. The capital of the state, Imphal, resembles the shape of a valley in the shape of an oval. It is also marked by the presence of the four river basins.
The tourist attractions in this state include the capital region of Imphal, Churachandpur, Shree Govindajee Temple and Manipur zoological garden. The natural landscape of Manipur is also enriched with lakes such as the Willong Khullen Sadu Lake and Loktak Lake. The well preserved exotic culture of the state can be spotted in the various destinations which abundantly speak about the glory of the state.
Manipur plays host for a variety of different and rare flora and fauna. The Keibul Lamjao National Park, which is situated near Imphal is the wildlife jewel of the state, and acts as an abode for some endangered and thus rarely seen species of the animals and birds. The ecosystem of this National Park is considered as home to nearly 17 endangered species of mammals. With lots to see and explore, a tour to Manipur is best undertaken between the months of September to May, when the weather is pleasant and cool.