Snuggled deep inside the region enclosed flourishing foliage and scenic exquisiteness, Manipur literally and figuratively means a ‘Jeweled land’. The state has earned a number of epitaphs, including the coveted tag of ‘Switzerland of the East’. Such is picturesque beauty of this place and the prosperity of the art and cultural traditions of the people has been crafted by God’s own skilled hands. The former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, during his tenure pertinently tags Manipur as the ‘Jewel of India’. The state is bounded by Assam on the west, Mizoram in the south, Nagaland in the North and Myanmar to the East sharing the international Border. Manipur is inhabited by people belonging to distinct ethnic society following distinctive cultural traditions. The major tribes and communities living in Manipur are Meiteis, Nagas and Kuki-Chin –Mizo groups, others as well. Art, Folklores, Myths, Legends, Sporting forms and Dance are the lifelines of Manipuri Society. About women empowerment, Manipur is also in advance like other states in Northeast, at Home, in the preservation of the family and in the society at large, the women are playing a momentous role in the socio-economic and cultural life, womenfolk form Is an integral part of Manipur. This is a home to sole freshwater Lake of Northeast India, Loktak Lake; cascading streams embellish the landscape of this place so magnificently. Siroy Lily-the flower you will not find anywhere on earth, but here. The Brow Antlered Deer locally known as Sangai found in Manipur. There is around 500 varieties of Orchids found in Manipur, the state is preserving these flora and fauna as national treasure.
For any visitor, the principal attraction of the state is the Loktak Lake in Bishnupur District which is 48kms from Imphal City and it is the largest fresh water lake in the North–East India. It is a beautiful stretch of water resembling a miniature inland sea. A day spent at Loktak Lake is a lifetime of memory. Visitors can catch a bird’s eye view of the lake from Sendra. Fishermen living in floating islands called Phumdis in floating huts known as Phumsangs are unique sights of this lake. The Sendra Tourist Home with an attached Cafeteria is a sought after tourist spot. Boating and other water sports are organised here at Takmu Water Sports Complex.
Keibul Lamjao National Park: this is the only floating National Park in the world and the last natural habitat of Sangai Deer. There are other animals and large number of Birds found here.
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