Manipur

Manipur

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ManipurManipur is a Northeastern state of India with the city of Imphal as capital. With Burma to the east, Manipur lies in the South eastern Asia geographically and covers an area 22 thousand Sq. Kilometers.

It became a princely state of British raj in the year 1891 and stayed under their domain till the year 1947. Over the years the state has been identified by as much as 20 different names, each having a different history behind. With an extremely diverse population and a state language of their own, Manipur has a very rich cultural background and history.

Manipur is a Northeastern state of India with the city of Imphal as capital. With Burma to the east, Manipur lies in the South eastern Asia geographically and covers an area 22 thousand Sq. Kilometers. It became a princely state of British raj in the year 1891 and stayed under their domain till the year 1947

.Over the years the state has been identified by as much as 20 different names, each having a different history behind. With an extremely diverse population and a state language of their own, Manipur has a very rich cultural background and history.

History:

In the British Empire, Manipur was the battleground for many troops including the Japanese invasion of the land and its capital. It was recovered soon after by the allied forces after which it started to prosper. Manipur became a part of India with the 1947 independence and was raised to the level of a full fledge state by the year 1972.

Climate:

Manipur’s climate is highly subjectiveto its topography.Consisting of hills and mountains all over the state, the climate of Manipur is usually mild with summer temperatures being extremely tolerable than most parts of the country.The state is well watered by the monsoon rains that swept all over the state in the moths of July and August. The winters tend to get chilly as the temperatures fall below freezing point. The timespan from October to January is most advisable for visiting the state for tourism due to the mild temperatures.

Tourist Attractions:

Waterfalls of  Manipur

Waterfalls of  Manipur

The river Barak and its tributaries flow throughout the Manipur and its jungles. The real beauty of the state is encapsulated in these little tributaries that form little streams and fall downhill in many districts if this glorious state.

Loktak lake

Loktak

One of the largest freshwater lakes in all of India, Loktak Lake is a breeding ground for a large number of aquatic animals and plants. The lake is one of the biggest tourist attractions of the state with a National park on the southern side of the lake. The lake also caters a Hydel power project that generates electricity for households nearby.

Shree Govindajee Temple

Govindajee Temple

The Shree Govindajee temple is situated in Imphal and is a very important center for the Vaishnavaites Hindus. This temple is dedicated for the worship of the Hindu lord Krishna, who can be seen in the form of Govinda in this temple.

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