The natural forest covers about 64% of the total area of the state. Some regions of these are protected by the government of Manipur. You will foud here several wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and gardens, like, Keibul Lamjao National Park close to Loktak Lake, Monipur Zoological Garden close to Imphal city and Siroy National Park at Ukhrul city.
The major tourist destinations of Manipur are Imphal, Tamenglong, Ukhrul and Churachandpur city. These cities are abode of natural beauties, green-blue hills, historical palace, temples, Waterfalls, Lakes, Caves, hill-stations, hill-town and many more.
Tourist spots in Imphal city:
Attractive tour spots in Imphal are Shree Shree Govindajee Temple, Kangla Fort, Manipur State Museum, Moirang, Manipur Zoological Garden, Phubala, Sahid Minar, War Cemeteries, Khonghampat Orchidarium, Loktak Lake and Sendra Island, Sekta Sekta Mound, Singda, Keibul Lamjao National Park and The Old Palace of Kangla.
Tourist spots in Tamenglong city:
There have two main attractions in the city, the Tharon Cave and Zeilad Lake. Besides of these some other lakes are also found here, like the Nap-sam Zei Lake, Nrou Zei Lake and Guiphop Zei Lake. The Zeliad Lake is one of the precious bio-hotpots of the world. Various species of any aquatic birds and fishes besides reptiles are available here.
Tourist spots in Ukhrul city:
This city is placed on hilly region of Monipur. The Khayang peak (3114 m above sea level) is the highest peak of the city. Attractive tour spots of the city are Shirui Kashung, Shirui Kashung or Shiroy Peak including the flower garden of Shirui Lily, Khankhui Cave, Hundung Mangva Cave, Dilily Water Fall, Azoa Jenephiu Magi Lake, Fishery Project, Chingjui Matza, Phangrei Picnic Spot and Nillai Tea Estate.
Tourist spots in Churachandpur city:
This is a hill town of the state Manipur and the homeland of several tribal community cultures. This city is famous for hand made goods by tribal. Some other attractios of the city are vast greenery hill, the cave of Tonglon and many more.
Travel by Train
Railway transportation of Manipur is not so good. One who wish to go Manipur by Train he have to reach first Guwahati or Dimapur and then he should catch a Bus or Flight to Imphal.
Travel by Road
Two National Highways namely NH-53 and NH-39 are connected to the capital city (Imphal city) of the state Manipur. These highways have made a good communication with its neighboring state cities like Guwahati, Dimapur and Silchar.
Travel by Air
If you planned to go Manipur by airways then Imphal Tulihal Airport would be the suitable destination to you. Regular flights (Air India, Zet Airlins, Air Sahara, Spice Jet, Air Deccan and Kingfisher Red flights) are available from these airports to the cities of Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Aizawl, Silchar and Dimapur. Other major cities of India are connected to Imphal via Kolkata or Guwahati.
There is a table of approximate distance between Imphal (capital Town of Manipur) to other major cities of India. These table data provides you an idea of road distance in the scale of Kilometer from Imphal to rest part of India.
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