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Written by Kajani Shivam on June 30, 2020 Share on

Imphal Tourism – The basic things you should be knowing About Imphal

Imphal is the capital city of Manipur and a must-visit place in Northeast India. Its mesmerizing hills, forests, breathtaking valleys, rivers, activities and many more will make you visit this city again and again. Located in the central point of Kobrou and Namaijing ranges, the capital city of Manipur is home to a group of tribals. There are plenty of things to do in Manipur and especially in Imphal. The historical monuments, festivals, buzzing streets, and mouthwatering dishes are every explorer’s delight. Interested? Well, there are a few basic things which you should be knowing before you plan your vacation. Have a read and find out the basic things about Imphal Tourism before you start to explore the land.

A click of Imphal
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A Quick History

Manipur was originally a part of Burma. It became a part of India only in 1826 after Raja Jai Singh signed a treaty following a series of invasions in the territory. Manipur was ruled by the Ningthouja tribes and later on, the British ruled Manipur until the independence of India. In addition, Manipur became a state in 1972 and Imphal was officially declared as its capital.

Best time to visit

Even though the weather is pleasant throughout the year, the best time to visit Imphal is from September to April. You will find moderate rainfall and the chill breeze on your face making it the best time for tourism in Imphal. The whole city turns lovely during this time. So, make sure you choose the right time to visit Imphal.

How to reach Imphal?

1. Flight

One can easily reach this city by taking a flight. Also, Imphal Airport is the main airport in the city. You can directly book a flight from your place and reach Imphal Airport. In addition, you will also find Pawan Hans providing helicopter services from other Northeast cities to Imphal.

2. Road

This city is well connected by roads and it is one of the main reasons for the growing Tourism in Imphal. You will find plenty of buses and cabs to Imphal from Dimapur, Silchar, Kohima, Nagaland, Shillong, Aizawl and Itanagar. You can travel by road and also admire the beauty of this city.

3. Train

This city of Imphal doesn’t have a railway station. But, not to worry! You can reach Dimapur railway station, which is the nearest station to Imphal. In addition, Dimapur is linked through regular trains to major cities such as Kamkhya, Mariani, Guwahati and Kolkata.

Must-try dishes in Imphal

Food in Imphal
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Foodies, pay attention! You will love this city for its mouthwatering dishes and food is an integral part of Imphal Tourism. Some of the must-try dishes are the popular momos, a stew prepared with dry fish, kabok, molasses and rice. Also, try the fermented fish soaked with chillies and local herbs which give you a never-ending taste. In addition, you can find a variety of Indian, Chinese, Mexican, French, Italian and Thai dishes. Amazing, right? Also, fish is considered to be a vegetarian dish in this city. So, if you are looking for some pure vegetarian meal, make sure you order specifically. Also, some of the top restaurants are Naoba’s Chakhumang Restaurant, Michelle’s Sweet Temptation Bakery and Happy Belly.

St. Joseph Cathedral in Imphal
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Well, wasn’t Imphal interesting? It is, right? The city is full of attractions and you will find it interesting. The above mentioned are a few basic things you should be knowing before you visit Imphal. Interested to know more about this city? Well, you can feel free to type your questions on the comment section. Also, check out our blogs to know more about Imphal and many other Indian destinations. Now what? Well, it’s vacation time! Reach Pickyourtrail website & get some interesting travel packages. Choose Pickyourtrail and have a memorable vacation. It’s time to explore!!

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