Best time to visit: October to May
Culture: The culture of Manipur is a fine blend of colorful festivals, rich history, vibrant customs, wonderful architecture, delicious cuisines, enchanting music, exciting dance forms and much more.
Food: Hawaizar curry (the fermented soyabean), Mangal the white peas) Ooti, Yongchak(Parkia Speciosa), Soibum Ironba(the fermented bamboo shoot),Thambu Singju, Chak-hao Kher, Mangal Kangou, Bora ,Sana Thongba(the Paneer curry),chowmin, Momos, thupka etc.
Highlights: Khangkhui Cave,Shirui Kashung Peak, Khayang Peak, Shree Govindajee, Kaina (a sacred place of Hindus),Khwairamand Bazaar ,Manipur Zoological Garden, the beautiful Loktak Lake and Sendra Island. Langthabal,Moirang, Moreh, Phubala, Singda, Khongjom, Sahid Mandir, Khonghampat Orchidarium, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Sekta Archeological Living Museum, the Manipur State Museum etc.
Top Hotels: Nirmala Hotel, Imphal Hotel, Dinesh Delux Hotel, Continental Hotel, the Classic Hotel etc.
Shopping: Manipuri bed covers of Moirangfee, Hand-woven and embroidered textiles, Manipuri dance doll, Mats made of water reed, Shawls and blankets, Cane, bamboo work and wood carving.
Climate: The climate of the district is of temperate nature with a minimum and maximum degree of 3 C to 33 C. The average annual rainfall is 1,763.7 mm (1991).
How to Reach
By Air: Imphal is connected by air to important cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Aizawal and Silchar.
By Train: Imphal cannot be reached directly by rail. You can reach upto Guwahati and Dimapur by rail and from there onwards take a bus or flight to reach Imphal.
By Road: Bus services operated by Manipur State Road Transport Corporation(MSRTC) connect Imphal to Guwahati,Silchar, Dimapur and Komiha.