The capital city of Manipur, Imphal, is a scenic valley bounded by hills on all sides. The picturesque location of the city is not affected by the problems of water shortage, unplanned housing, and traffic congestion. Imphal is a riot of colors in April and May when various species of orchids bloom in abandon. It is, surely, a tourists’ delight.
Flights to Imphal
The airport is situated at a distance of 6kms from Imphal. The city is well connected through operational flights. However, certain flights operate only on specific days. Therefore, check the Imphal flight schedule before you book a flight to Imphal.
There are endless accommodation options in Imphal. In addition to the luxury hotels that provide lavish stay with top notch and latest facilities, one can also book a stay in budget hotels that are fairly comfortable with in house restaurants. Besides, the hotels run by Manipur Government in the AOC area.
Activities and Sightseeing
The sightseeing tour in Imphal consists of various amazing and beautiful places. The main attractions include:
- The Polo Ground
- Khwairamband, a fascinating market situated at the centre of Imphal
- Shree Govindjee, a prominent temple in Manipur
- The British War Cemetery
Shopping in Imphal is a delightful experience. The specialty includes textiles, cane products, decorative ivory, jewellery and dolls that make good souvenirs to take home. The best place to get handlooms and handicrafts is the Manipur Handlooms and Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd in Paona Bazaar.
It is essential to carry rainwear through the year. Pack light woolens for evenings. Winters are quite damp and cold and therefore call for warm winter clothes. Do not forget to pack your prescription drugs as you might not get certain medicines over the counter.