A place known for its revolutionary battles as much as for its beauty, Imphal, the capital of Manipur, lies in a saucer shaped valley, surrounded by hills on all sides. The greenery of the hills and surrounding terrains, soothe the eyes as you explore the area in and around this city. Imphal acts as the base camp for those interested in exploring the state of Manipur, famous for its Siroi Lily, the extremely rare Sangai (or Brow Antlered Deer as it is known) and for the largest fresh water lake in the entire North East of India, this location is definitely worth a visit.
Imphal is also home to the oldest Polo ground in the world, in fact it is claimed that Polo started in this area before spreading all over the world. An attractive place, the area is dotted with ancient monuments, dense forests, meandering rivers and miles of grasslands. Largely untouched, this area offers fantastic opportunities to trekkers and campers alike. Although modern day insurgencies have constantly disturbed the tranquility of this area, the people here are peaceful and hospitable. The Manipuri society consists of people with different ethnicities, chief among them being the Meitei community. The multi cultural society here has one common factor in that they follow gender equality, with women having the same rights as men.