Imphal is a historic and colorful capital city of Manipur. The must-visits places of Imphal include ruins of the Palace of Kangla, oldest Polo ground of the world, memorials of the Battle of Imphal and the Battle of Kohima, etc. One of the unique markets in the world, Ima Keithel, is located here, where all the shops are run by around 3,000 tribal women. Other must-visit places here are monuments, lakes, museum, parks, forts, hills, museums, heritage sites, art galleries, mountains, caves, etc. Agriculture is important economic activity here, and the favorable environment supports that. Important industries here are tourism, IT, manufacturing, and electronics.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Imphal airport is located 8 km from the city. General aviation and regional commercial airline services are offered by this airport. The terminal houses a variety shop, tourism department, and post office. Facilities offered include child-care room, wheelchair accessibility, and assistance services to the infirm, the aged, and the physically challenged persons. Flights operating from here include Air India, JetKonnect, IndiGo, and Air India regional. Major popular destinations include Kolkata, Guwahati, Bangalore, Silchar, Bangalore, Aizawl, Delhi, Agartala, and Dimapur. The Imphal airport is well connected. All kinds of transport are available from the airport to destinations nearby.
More Information on Imphal
The total area of Imphal is 519 sq km, while the population is 264,986. Languages spoken and understood here are Manipuri (or Meiteilon), Hindi, and English. Some of the must-visit places are:
- Loktak Lake
- War Cemeteries
- Manipur State Museum
- Hiyangthang Lairembi Temple Complex
- Manipur Zoological Garden
- Women's Market or Ima Keithel
- Loukoi Pat Lake
- Keibul Lamjao National Park
- Waithou Lake
- Shree Govindajee Temple
- Khonghampat Orchidarium
- Jama Masjid
- Khwairamband Bazaar
- Kaina Hill
The best time to visit is between October and March.