Sights to See
Imphal, the capital of Manipur, with its landscape of green-blue hills, lush fields and low clouds is like an exquisite painting. Located in a tiny valley, Imphal is an ancient town as had a lot to offer the discerning tourist. Remnants of an old, historical palace, well-planned temples and ceremonial houses in all their splendour amidst the tall pine and jackfruit trees, speak of Imphal's ancient past. More recently, in 1944 during World War II, the Battle of Imphal was the turning point in the Burma Campaign.
Gobindajee Temple is a historic centre for Vaishnavities and close by lies the Second Word War Cemetry.
Khwairamband Bazar is a unique all-women’s market, with ‘Imas’ or mothers running the stalls.
Shaheed Minar is in memory of the Meitei martyrs who sacrificed their lives while fighting the British in 1891.
Manipur Zoological Park is a place to see the graceful brown antlered deer (Sangai), one of the rarest species in the world.
Khonghampat Orchidarium is home to more than 110 rare varieties of orchids.
Manipur State Museum has a fairly good display of Manipur's tribal heritage and a collection of portraits of Manipur's former rulers. Particularly interesting items are costumes, arms and weapons, relics and historical documents.