NORTH EAST INDIA - MANIPUR
There are *Eight states* in Northeast:
Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Nagaland.
There are nearly *220 languages* spoken in the Northeast, It is a mix of Tibetan, South-east Asian and East Indian Cultures.
Northeast is the only part of India that the *Mughal Empire could not conquer
The *Ahom Dynasty*, which ruled the Northeast for 600 years, is the longest unbroken Dynasty in Indian history.
The world's largest river island, the *Majuli* and the world's smallest river island, *Umananda* both are in the Northeast.
Seven prominent National Parks* of India are located in Northeast.
*Shillong* is considered as the Rock Capital of India.
*Mawsynram* in Meghalaya holds the Guinness World Record for being the Wettest Place on Earth.
*Sualkuchi* in Assam is one of the World's largest weaving villages where the entire population is engaged in weaving Silk Fabrics.
*Mugs*, the Golden Silk of Assam, is not produced anywhere else in the World.
It is the cleanest region in India. *Mawlynnong* in Meghalaya is the cleanest village in *entire Asia*.
70% of the country's *Orchids* are found in Northeast.
Mizoram and Tripura are among the states with the highest *Literacy* rate in India.
There is *no Dowry* culture in entire Northeast.
The Jewel of India
Manipur, located in a lush green corner of North East India, is an oval shaped valley surrounded by nine ranges of bluish green hills intertwined with cascading rapids, carpets of flowers and lazy lakes. A little paradise on Earth with her rich cultural heritage and sublime natural beauty, Manipur promises to be a favourite new Tourism Destination. The people and tribes of Manipur include Meiteis, Nagas, KukiChinMizo groups, Gorkhas, MeiteiPangals and many other colourful communities who have coexisted in complete harmony for centuries. These are people whose folklore, myths and legends, dances, indigenous games and martial arts, exotic handlooms, handicrafts and fine arts are invested with the mystique of nature
Population (2011): 2,388,634
Official language: Manipuri
Religion: Vaishnavite Hindu
Weather & Rainfall
Manipur enjoys a sub-tropical monsoon climate. It belongs to the temperate rainy climate region with dry winters and warm summers. Temperature in the summer months ranges between 25°C and 32°C. Rainfall is relatively abundant and widespread, varying from a maximum of 258.9 cm at Jiribam to only 97 cms at Wanghal. December to February is winter, March to May is hot and humid, the monsoon (rainy season) starts in May and lasts up to September.
By Air: Imphal is the second largest airport in the region. Imphal is connected to KOLKATA , NEW DELHI , GUWAHATI, AIZAWL , DIMAPUR & SILCHAR by Air India , Jet Airways , Indigo & NE Shuttles.
By Rail: NH-39 links Imphal with railhead at Dimapur in Nagaland 215 km to the north. NH 53 links Imphal with railhead at Jiribam 225 Km in the south-west. Railways will reach Imphal by 2016.
By Road: Private owned and managed deluxe coaches run daily from Imphal to Guwahati and Dimapur and back
- Loktak Lake
- Kangla Fort
- Imphal War Cemetery
- Shri Govindjee Temple
- Ima Keithel Women's Market
- LOKTAK LAKE
- MANIPUR FESTIVALS