• Capital: Imphal
  • Formation: January 21, 1972
  • Chief Minister: N. Biren Singh ( 2024 )
  • Governor: Anusuiya Uikey ( 2024 )
  • Area: 22,327 square kilometers
  • Population: Over 2.8 million (as per the last census in 2011)
  • Density: Approximately 126 persons per square kilometer
  • Official Languages: Manipuri (Meiteilon) and English
  • Major Rivers: Barak, Manipur, and Yu River
  • Highest Point: Mount Iso (2,994 meters)
  • Official Animal: Sangai (Brow-antlered deer)
  • Official Bird: Nongyeen (Mrs. Hume’s pheasant)
  • Official Tree: Uningthou (Indian mahogany)
  • Loktak Lake: The largest freshwater lake in Northeast India, known for the floating Keibul Lamjao National Park, home to the endangered Sangai deer.
  • Kangla Fort: A historic fort in Imphal, once the seat of political power in Manipur.
  • Ima Keithel (Mother’s Market): Asia’s largest all-women market, a unique and vibrant marketplace in Imphal.
  • Manipur Dance: Known for classical dance forms like Manipuri Raas Leela, a cultural dance showcasing the Radha-Krishna love story.
  • Shree Shree Govindajee Temple: A historic Hindu temple in Imphal dedicated to Lord Krishna.
  • Thang-Ta: A traditional martial art form of Manipur, combining armed and unarmed combat techniques.
  • Khongjom War Memorial: Commemorates the Battle of Khongjom, a significant event in the Anglo-Manipur War of 1891.
  • Ukhrul: Known for the scenic Shirui Lily, a rare and beautiful flower found only on the Shirui Peak.
  • Langthabal: Houses the historic Kangla Palace and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Ras Lila: A traditional dance-drama depicting the love story of Radha and Krishna, often performed during festivals.
  • Sangai Festival: An annual cultural festival celebrating the diverse traditions, art, and cuisine of Manipur.
  • Moirang: Site of the Indian National Army (INA) flag hoisting during World War II, and the INA Museum is located here.
  • Sahitya Akademi Award: Manipuri literature has been honored with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards.
  • Lamka Khongnangkhong (Lamka): The second-largest town in Manipur, known for its diverse culture and tribal heritage.
  • Phubala: Famous for the Phubala Loktak Lake Resort, offering boat rides and scenic views.
  • Manipur State Museum: Located in Imphal, it houses artifacts and exhibits representing the state’s cultural and historical heritage.
  • Tharon Cave: One of the longest caves in India, located in Tamenglong district.
  • Kaina: A sacred place with a historic temple dedicated to Lord Govindajee, attracting pilgrims.
  • Imphal War Cemetery: Honors the soldiers who lost their lives during World War II, a serene and well-maintained memorial.
  • Khwairamband Bazar: Also known as the Women’s Market, it is a bustling market in Imphal run entirely by women.
  • Zeliangrong: A cultural community comprising Zeme, Liangmai, and Rongmei tribes, known for their distinct traditions.
  • Kakching: Famous for the Manipur Zoological Garden and the Kakching Garden.
  • Moirangkhom: A locality in Imphal, known for its historic significance and the Japanese War Memorial.
  • Yubi Lakpi: A traditional Manipuri game resembling rugby, played with a coconut.
  • Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric Corporation Limited (LDHCL): Involved in hydroelectric power generation in the state.
  • Leimaram Waterfall: A picturesque waterfall in Tamenglong district, surrounded by lush greenery.
  • Shirui Kashong Peak: Known for its beautiful landscapes and as the origin of the Iril River.
  • Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS): Promoting the film industry and cultural activities in the state.
  • Makhel Cave Temple: An ancient cave temple near Ukhrul, known for its archaeological and historical significance.
  • Imphal International Airport (Tulihal Airport): The main airport serving Manipur, connecting it to major Indian cities.
  • Khongjom Day: Commemorates the Battle of Khongjom, observed on April 23 every year.
  • Jiribam: A town in Manipur known for its railway connectivity and the Barak River.
  • Imphal River: Flows through the Imphal Valley, contributing to the state’s irrigation and water resources.
  • Ningthoukhong: A town on the banks of the Manipur River, known for its scenic beauty.
  • Keina (Khongjom): A village with historical significance related to the Battle of Khongjom.
  • Thoubal Dam: An earthfill dam on the Thoubal River, providing irrigation and hydropower.
  • Pung Cholom: A traditional Manipuri dance performed during religious and cultural events, involving drumming and rhythmic movements.
  • Manipur Polo: Often referred to as the “Sagol Kangjei,” Manipur is considered the birthplace of modern polo, and the game has deep cultural roots in the state.

  1. Hornbill Festival: While primarily associated with Nagaland, Manipur also celebrates the Hornbill Festival to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the northeastern states.

  2. Kaina Haraoba: A traditional Manipuri ritualistic festival celebrated at the Kaina village, featuring cultural performances and religious rituals.

  3. Langthabal Palace: Originally built in the 17th century, this palace has historical significance and offers a glimpse into Manipur’s royal past.

  4. Maha Ras Leela: A grand festival showcasing the Ras Leela dance depicting Lord Krishna’s divine love, celebrated with enthusiasm in Manipur.

  5. Manipur State Information Technology Society (MSITS): Working towards the advancement of information technology in the state.

  6. Andro Village: Known for its cultural heritage, Andro is famous for its traditional pottery, the Andro Cultural Complex, and the Puya Meithaba Festival.

  7. Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association (MMTA): Promoting adventure sports and trekking in the scenic landscapes of Manipur.

  8. Moirang Kangla: A historical site in Moirang associated with Manipur’s resistance against the Japanese during World War II.

  9. Kwang Sekmai: A unique form of wrestling in Manipur, where participants grapple with each other in a standing position.

  10. Imphal East: One of the districts in Manipur, known for its diverse landscapes and cultural heritage.

  11. Kaibul Lamjao National Park: Home to the endangered Sangai deer, this national park is the only floating national park in the world.

  12. Pakhangba Temple, Wangkhei: Dedicated to the deity Pakhangba, this temple is an important religious site in Manipur.

  13. Keibul Lamjao Conservation Area: An integral part of Loktak Lake, it is known for its biodiversity and the conservation of Sangai deer.

  14. Nambul River: Flowing through Imphal, the Nambul River is an important watercourse in Manipur.

  15. Tribal Textile Museum, Imphal: Showcasing the traditional textiles and handloom work of various tribes in Manipur.

  16. Moirang Multinational Indian Peacekeeping Force (MIPKF) Memorial: Commemorating the sacrifices of soldiers during Operation Bluebird in Sri Lanka.

  17. Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA): Promoting renewable energy sources in the state.

  18. Imphal War Cemetery: Maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, it honors the soldiers who lost their lives during World War II.

  19. Phayeng: Recognized as Asia’s first carbon-positive settlement, Phayeng is known for its eco-friendly practices.

  • Haorang Assembly Hall, Keishamthong: A historical assembly hall that witnessed crucial political events in Manipur’s history.

    1. Manipur Remote Sensing Applications Centre (MARSAC): Utilizing remote sensing technology for developmental activities in the state.

    2. Palel Airport: A small airport in Manipur, facilitating air connectivity to remote areas.

    3. Manipur Information Centre (MIC), New Delhi: Serving as a hub for disseminating information about Manipur in the national capital.

    4. Leimaram Waterfall: A scenic waterfall in Tamenglong district, surrounded by lush greenery and tranquility.

    5. Tumukhong Village: Known for its traditional practices and the preservation of indigenous knowledge.

    6. Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association (MMTA): Promoting adventure sports and trekking in the picturesque landscapes of Manipur.

    7. Kumbi: A town in Manipur known for its historical significance and the Thongam Mondum Lai Haraoba Festival.

    8. Manipur Institute of Management Studies (MIMS): Offering management education and contributing to the state’s academic landscape.

    9. Ningol Chakouba Festival: Celebrated with joy, it is a festival that honors and strengthens the bond between married women and their parental families.

    10. Kwatha Festival: Celebrated in the Kwatha village, this festival showcases the traditional art, culture, and lifestyle of the people.

    11. Imphal West District: Home to Imphal, the district is known for its cultural vibrancy and historical landmarks.

    12. National Institute of Technology (NIT) Manipur: Providing technical education and contributing to research and development in the region.

    13. Uchiwa Lamjao National Park: A wildlife sanctuary known for its diverse flora and fauna, located in the Churachandpur district.

    14. Manipur State Disaster Management Authority (MSDMA): Working towards disaster preparedness and management in the state.

    15. Bishnupur: Known for its historical sites, including the Bishnupur Palace and the Loktak Lake.

    16. Imphal International Polo Ground: A venue for traditional Manipuri polo matches and various cultural events.

    17. Sajik Tampak: A village known for its ancient cave paintings, reflecting the region’s rich cultural history.

    18. Manipur State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM): Implementing poverty alleviation and rural development programs.

    19. Rih Dil: A heart-shaped lake on the India-Myanmar border, believed to be sacred by the local tribes.