IMPHAL TOUR

Day 01 : Arrive Imphal
Meeting upon arrival and transfer to hotel.

Afternoon visit:

Shree Shree Govindajee Temple: This symbolic temple in Imphal adjoining the palace of the former rulers of Manipur, is a historic centre for Vaisnava culture. It is a simple and beautiful structure with gold domes, a paved court and a large, raised congregation hall. The main deity of the Temple is The presiding deity in the centre is flanked by idols of Radha Govinda, Balaram and Krishna on one side and Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra on the other.

Khwairamband Bazaar: One of the main attraction of Imphal is the Khwairamband Bazaar. What makes this market different is that it is run by women. Split into two sections on either side of the road, it has tribal women clad in colorful, traditional attire, selling everything from hand-woven shawls, skirts, vessels, mugs and mats to fish, lotus, oranges and orange-flavored honey. And if you wander in the quaint by lanes around the market, you will get a glimpse of Manipur's customs and traditions.

Khonghampat Orchidarium: There is the Khonghampat Orchidarium that has more than a hundred rare varieties of orchids. The best time to visit the orchidarium is in the months of April and May when the orchids are in full bloom.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Imphal
Morning after breakfast full day excursion around Imphal visiting:

Loktak Lake and Sendra Island: Located 48 kms from Imphal this beautiful lake is resemble like a miniature inland sea. The government had built a Tourist Bungalow for the comfort of the tourists. From the nearby Sendra island, visitors can get a bird's eye view of this huge and beautiful stretch of water and the life on it, the fisherman and their families who live in neat huts on its shores and anticipating their watery environment by casting their nets on it, harvesting it for the water chestnut known as Heikak, and even building their houses on the islands of floating weed that dart around the lake.

Keibul Lamjao National Park: 53 kms. from Imphal and on the sharing the border with Loktak Lake, Keibul Lamjao National Park is the last natural habitat of the endangered marsh-dwelling brow-antlered deer of Manipur called "Sangai". It is the only floating national park in the world which is composed of large masses of floating weed (called "Phumdi" in local dialect). These phumdi unseemingly can suport a lot of weight.

Day 03: Imphal Depart
Morning after breakfast in time transfer to airport for the onward destination.

Tour ends.

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