Manipur Tour

Our signature trip to Manipur - showcasing the culture and stunning landscapes this wonderous state has to offer


  •   Dates: 11 – 18 Mar 2022
  •   Region: Manipur 
  •   Duration: 8 days
  •   Activity: Culture
  •   Grade: Easy
  •   Price: Rs. 49,000/-  +GST
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Manipur which translates to “The Land of gems” has many treasures to offer to the intrepid traveller. And on our Manipur tour, we set to uncover many of the wonders this misunderstood state has to offer . The Imphal valley with its resident Meitei community forms the heart of the state , with various Naga and Kuki communities residing the hill areas making up the soul. This myriad cultural tapestry woven through virgin green landscapes makes Manipur an alluring destination.

Commence our Manipur tour from Ukhrul, home to the colorful Tangkhul Naga, moving down to the unique floating land mass of Loktak – the largest fresh water lake in India. From here our road snakes up the Indo – Myanmar road to the border town of Moreh, visiting enroute some Kuki villages. We finish off in Imphal  to witness Yaoshang, the biggest festival in Manipur.

  • Visit Longpi village to see making of world famous black pottery
  • Stay on a floating village in Loktak lake
  • Explore the Indo – Myanmar border
  • Enjoy a performance of Manipuri dance forms

Day 1: Imphal to Ukhrul                                                            88 kms; 3 hours

Pickup from Imphal airport whence we commence our journey to the Jewelled land. Drive to the hill town of Ukhrul, home to the Tangkhul Nagas. O/n at a Guesthouse

Day 2: Ukhrul

Today we set out to explore the colorful culture of the Tangkhul Nagas, one of the major Naga tribes residing in Manipur. Our drive to Sihai village passes through jaw dropping landscapes of green. The village still has some traditional houses in the backdrop of some stunning landscapes. From here drive to Longpi, famous throughout the world for its stunning black pottery. A local artist will give us a demonstration on how the pots and cups are made , followed by a traditional lunch cooked in these pots. By evening drive back to Ukhrul . O/n at a Guesthouse

Day 3: Ukhrul to Loktak                                                            134 kms; 4.5 hours

Today we drive down to Loktak, the largest fresh water lake in India. This 350 sq. kilometer lake is mainly drained by the Manipur river along with seven of its tributaries. The unique feature of this lake is the floating mass of land called “Phumdis” on which there is human and faunal habitation . We will be staying on one of the phumdis, providing a unique experience and understanding of the lake.  Before reaching the lake visit Sendra hill offering panoramic top views of Loktak. O/n at homestay

Day 4: Loktak to Moreh

In the morning visit Keibul Lamjao National park, home to the endangered Sangai deer.  From here drive to Tengnoupal , the highest point in the Indo-Myanmar road . After a short lunch break continue on towards the border town of Moreh. In the evening walk around the bustling Moreh market. O/n at Hotel Elora

Day 5: Moreh  to Imphal

In the morning drive to Kwatha village inhabited by the Meiti community. Learn how  a small community of Meiti people settled in these hills, while walking through the picturesque forest village. To get a feel of the forest we will go for a short walk  down to the river which feeds the village. After a simple lunch drive on to Imphal. O/n at The Giving Tree or similar

Day 6: Imphal

In the morning drive to Phayeng, one of the only villages in Manipur to have a sacred grove. Walk through the sacred grove , enjoying the bounty of nature. Phayeng is also one of the few villages which practice the traditional Sanamahi religion.

Continue on to Kangla fort, once the epicentre

of power of the Manipuri rajas. Explore the complex on foot , learning about the history of Manipuri kings and the culture of Sanamahism. From here move on to the vibrant Ema market, run primarily by women . A walk through the market will give us a good idea about the diversity and culture of the local Meiti people.

In the evening enjoy a cultural performance of various Manipuri dance forms, many of which are world renowned. O/n at The Giving Tree or similar

Day 7: Imphal  

Early in the morning go for a hike to Punsholik hill, absorbing the grandeur of nature. This once barren hill was been lovingly brought back to life by Loiya Ngamba who has been replanting trees since the past 20 years, converting this 300 acre landscape into a verdant paradise.

Later drive to the village of Andro, via a scenic road offering picturesque views of the countryside. It is an indigenous Meiti village where people still follow the ancient religion of Sanamahism . The village is also famous for its unique form of pottery . You will walk through the village to learn about the indigenous culture and tradition of the people. Thereafter take a refreshing walk in the Santhei Nature Park. By evening drive back to Imphal. O/n at The Giving Tree or similar

Day 8: Imphal

After breakfast drop to Imphal airport

Cost per person(for Indian nationals): Rs.49,000/- (+ 5% GST)


  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in hotels mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
  • Transportation using Innova or similar
  • A knowledgeable English speaking guide

Not Included

  • Flights
  • GST
  • Excess stay & meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes, resulting in delay of flights or any other form of transport
  • Tips, soft drink charges, table drinks, bottled water, laundry, cigarettes, and liquor charges
  • Any other item not mentioned in “Included” section above
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