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Imphal Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Imphal

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Imphal At a Glance
  • Average Climate:16° - 25°
  • Best Time to Visit:October - March
  • Major Airports:Bir Tikendrajit International Airport
  • Ideal Durations:2-3
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Imphal Tourism | Imphal Travel Guide

Ingredients of beauty like natural attractions, spectacular landscapes, and pristine charm make Imphal a must-visit place in northeast India. With an elevation of 2579 ft, this picturesque capital city of Manipur stored many layers of amazement. You can unfold the layers of attraction by marking your presence here. A tour to Imphal allows you to explore beautiful hills, dense forests, valleys, and rivers. These are all elements that offer plenty of adventurous things to do in Imphal.

Apart from thrilling activities and magnificent views, the mark of history that reflects the glorious past is equally charming. This engrossing city of Manipur will never fail to surprise you. Every bit of this city is captivating and offers unique experiences. You will be delighted by looking at historical monuments, festivals, cultural diversity, and the buzzing streets of Imphal. Riding on the traditional boat on Loktak Lake in the floating National Park is a must-try activity here.

From beholding the mesmerizing wildlife at Keibul Lamjao National Park to being stunned by the Museum, Imphal has something for everyone. If you are planning your vacation in this city,

Check out complete information about Imphal to plan your trip excellently

Why visit Imphal

Imphal is one of the best cities in northeast India that is fully packed with fascinating attractions. Khonghampat Orchidarium, Kangla Fort, Manipur State Museum, Zoological Garden are some prime attractions of this Imphal. You can hit any tourist hotspot, and you will get in return the delightful experiences. If you are curious to explore nature's art, then Tharon Cave is an ideal choice for you.

This is one of the most mystical caves that will blow your mind and fill your heart with awe-inspiring moments. It has five exits and thirty-four joints. The more you know about this place, the more reason you get to fall in love with this city. Imphal is one of the most beautiful ancient cities of Manipur that connects your heart with its beauty. If you are in Manipur, thrill, natural beauty, excitement, and peace all are your companions.

Whether your heart is seeking a peaceful environment or looking for a wildlife holiday experience, Imphal never disappoints you. Every side of this city opens the opportunity to fulfill your desire. It is the level of charm that this capital city has for everyone.

How to reach Imphal

Imphal has good connectivity with nearby cities and towns by air, rail, and road. Imphal has its airport with the name of Imphal Airport. It is connected with major regions of India such as Delhi, Kolkata, and Silchar. The nearest railway station is Dimapur Railway Station. This railhead is linked to several cities like Guwahati, Kolkata, Mariani, and Kamakhya. Imphal has good road connectivity with prime cities of the country like New Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata. You can take Buses from these destinations to reach Imphal by road.

How to get around in Imphal

Imphal is a beautiful small town that has no services like Ola or Uber, but auto rickshaws are a good option for getting around in Imphal. You may need to engage your bargaining skills to agree on a reasonable price. There is another option for traveling in Imphal, such as a taxi and two-wheelers. You can hire them to explore the attractions of the city. Strolling in the city on foot is one of the most recommended ways to get an insight into the culture and tradition of this city.

Best time to visit Imphal

The ideal time to plan your vacation in Imphal is between September and April. You can visit Imphal to have the best holiday experience. If you want to plan your vacation in Imphal during summer, then visit between April to June, the temperature remains comfortable. The temperature range of Imphal during summer is 16 to 35 degrees Celsius. The season starts in July and remains till September. You may experience irregular rainfalls and strong winds in the monsoon season. November to February is the winter season that experiences 4 to 25 degree Celcius, which is comfortable for sightseeing in Imphal. 

Places to visit in Imphal

This quaint town is one of the most significant cities that offer a diversity of attractions. With every element that Imphal offers, you will get a different angle to look at this town. Imphal has unique beauty and charm that attracts tourists from around the corner of the globe.

The rich history of Imphal offers some incredible tourist destinations that you will love to explore. A  mix of scenic beauty and tranquility of this town is something else! You can call it a masterpiece of mother nature. The more you go in depth, the more you will visit in Imphal. Here is the list of top tourist attractions in Imphal.

  • Kangla palace
  • Matai Garden
  • Manipur State Museum
  • Loktak Lake
  • Shree Govindajee Temple
  • Khonghampat Orchidarium
  • Tharon cave
  • Sirohi National Park
  • Langthabal
  • Phubala
  • Moirang
  • Three Mothers Art Gallery
  • Sekta Archaeological Living Museum

Things to do in Imphal

There are many things to do in Imphal that excite each moment of your trip. The admirable charm of this town keeps you in an awe-inspiring mode. When you indulge in the fun-filled activities here, you will get an opportunity to connect yourself with its beauty. You will find plenty of activities to indulge in that add layers of excitement and fun to your holiday. Here is the list of somepopular things to do in Imphal.

  • Explore Ema Keithel Market- an all-women market
  • Spot dancing deer and soak in Tranquility at Loktak Lake
  • Explore Kangla Fort to connect with the rich heritage
  • Visit  Manipur State Museum
  • Stroll in Manipur Zoological Garden
  • Enjoy the Boat riding in Loktak lake
  • Witness extraordinary performance at Chorus Repertory Theatre

Accommodations in Imphal

Imphal offers a wide range of accommodation for you that you can choose for a suitable stay. You will find many choices for your stay,  such as luxurious hotels, resorts, lodges, and budget-friendly hotels. Imphal provides a diverse range of options as per your preferences and budget. Here are some of the best hotels in Imphal.

  • Hotel Imphal By The Classic
  • Sangai Continental
  • Magen
  • The Castle Hotel
  • Hotel City Centre
  • Hotel Nirmala
  • Hotel Daani Continental
  • Hotel Imphal

Where to eat in Imphal

Being a pride of Northeast India, Imphal attracts numerous travelers and offers many attractions. But apart from it, the food items of Imphal are something else. The restaurants in Imphal serve a large number of cuisines such as Indian, Chinese, and Korean. Whether you are looking for Non-vegetarian foods or Vegetarian foods in Imphal, you will get many options for both. Here is the list of some top restaurants in Imphal.

  • Luxmi Kitchen
  • Blue Chilli
  • A-to-Z Fast Food
  • Fry's Restaurants
  • Adventure Cafe
  • Naoba’s Chakhumang
  • The Palace
  • Hotel Yaiphaba
  • Nikheel Cafe
  • Big Chill
  • Classic Cafe
  • Uptown Cafe
  • Gopal Pizza Restaurants

Shopping in Imphal

It comes with no surprise that richness in cultural heritage offers a great opportunity for shopaholics. Being a popular tourist destination, this town provides a matchless shopping experience. You will find out every kind of item, and some of them will win your heart at one glance. The shopping experience in Imphal comes in two ways. One is roadside-local markets, and the other is high-end showrooms. The lively local bazaars give handicrafts that you would like to take home as souvenirs. Here are some markets that give you a unique experience of shopping in Imphal.

  • Khwairambad Bazaar
  • Paona Bazaar
  • Nagampal Market
  • Gm Hall
  • Tera Bazaar
  • Ema Keithel Market

Some useful tips for Imphal trip

  • You should carry woolen clothes during the Wintertime
  • Try to plan your vacation as per the best time to visit
  • Learn the Local Culture and history of the town
  • Enjoy strolling and connecting with local people.
  • Keep some appropriate cash for an emergency

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