Situated at an altitude of 1757 metres, it is a hill station halfway between Dimapur and Imphal. The place is rich in Mao Naga culture. Mao is  the busiest commercial town of the state as most of the trading routes to Manipur pass through Mao.  This town has different types of tribes that come from all across Manipur and its neighboring states. Due to this diversity of communities, this town gives the visitor a variety of things to see.  Maois located about 45 kms from the town of Senapati.