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Manipur: a slice of Switzerland in India

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Hailed as the ‘Switzerland of India’, Manipur is one of the most exotic tourist destinations in India. Situated in the north-east India, Manipur boasts of soul captivating blue hills, rare wildlife ecosystem and serene landscape. The name Manipur means ‘jeweled land’. Take a look at the five amazing tourist destinations in Manipur.

» Imphal

Imphal, the capital of Manipur, is a scenic city. Located at the center of the marvelous Manipur valley, Imphal is surrounded by plains and hills. Thick forests and sprawling grasslands make the place a heaven on earth. It reflects the rich tradition of the state. The leading tourist destinations in Imphal include the Loktak lake, Red Hill Lokpaching, Kangla fort, Sirohi National park, Manipur state museum and Sekta Archaelogical living museum

» Ukhrul

Ukhrul is a picturesque city, where nature offers more than just a visual delight. Beautiful valleys, hills, waterfalls and streams add grandeur to Ukhrul. In short, Ukhrul is a dream destination if you are a nature lover. Top destinations in Ukhrul are the Shirui Kashung peak, Kachouphung lake Khangkhui cave, Shirui Kashung, Hundung Mangva cave and the Nillai tea estate.

» Bishnupur

Bishnupur is famous for its natural beauty and places of worship. The ancient temples here reflect the cultural richness and architectural marvel. Famous places in Bishnupur include Rasmancha Jorebangla temple, Pancha Ratana temple, Dal Madol, Susunia Pahar, Shyamrai temple and Siddheswar temple.

» Thoubal

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Thoubal is another picturesque destination in Manipur. Situated amidst hills, Tohubal is a perfect trekking and hiking destination. Lush greenery, beautiful rivers and lakes make the place splendid. Banyan tress planted around the place make it look even more awesome. The tourist hotspots in Thoubal include Thoubal river, Imphal river, Ikop lake, Waithou lake, People’s museum, Lousi lake and the Thoubal bazar.

» Chandel

Chandel is known as the gateway to Myanmar. The land has rich flora and fauna, and is home to rare species of animals and plants. The famous tourist destinations in Chandel are Moreh, Yangoupokpi-Lokchao, wildlife Sanctuary and Tengnoupal.

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