A Brief Introduction of About Manipur


Manipur is situated in the northeastern region of the Indian subcontinent. Manipur is derived from two Sanskrit words i.e., Mani which means jewel, and Pur means land. Its capital is Imphal. It has 16 districts. 


After world war II, the Raja of Manipur signed a Treaty of Accession to integrate Manipur with India. Hence, in the year 1956, Manipur became a Union Territory and in 1972, it became a state of India. 

Fairs and festivals

Manipur has celebrated numerous fairs and festivals throughout the year. Some fairs and festivals are based on the harvest. The state organizes gangs Ngai, Ramjan eid, Hidongba, kut, Lui-Ngai-ni, Dol Jatra, rath Jatra, Kwak Jatra, Chumpha, Cheiraoba, and Hikaru.


The state covers an area of 22.327 km². The state shares its boundary with an international boundary i.e., Myanmar, and also shares its boundary with Indian states i.e., Assam, Nagaland, and Mizoram to the west, north, and south. There are four river basins as Manipur river basin, you river basin, Barak river basin, and Kanye river basin.


According to the 2011 census, the state's total population is 2,855,794 of which 52.7% of the population lives in the valley district and the remaining population lives in the hill district. The high population is of the Meitei community. The major tribes of the state are Kuki and Nagas. 


The state is rich in culture and art. Their art culture is unique and incompatible all over the world. Manipur is the largest producer of bamboo crafts in India. 


Meitei language and English are the official languages of the state. Meitei is spoken by the majority of people.


The state is beautifully covered by hills, lakes, and dense forests. Manipur is the best tourist place for nature lovers. The beautiful tourist places are–

Imphal: it is located at the center of a valley and is fully covered by grasslands and forests. There are various tourist hotspots such as museums, national parks, lakes, and spiritual sites.

Bishnupur: there are lots of ancient temples. 

Thoubal: It is an adventurous place. There is a beautiful view of lakes and rivers. It is best for trekking and hiking. 

Chandel and Tamenglong are the home of distinct species of flora and fauna. Yangoupokpi-Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary is in Chandel. Tamenglong is known as the Land of Hornbill. There are various lakes, waterfalls, and wildlife sanctuaries.

Churachandpur: it is the best place for boat riding. The land of Churachandpur is covered by valleys, hills, and water bodies.

Ukhrul: it is famous for its hills, lakes, caves, and waterfalls.


The state's total literacy rate was 76.94% of which male and female literacy rates were 83.58% and 70.26% as of 2011. The state's schools are run by the state government, central government, or private organizations.

Dances and music

Dance and music are indispensable factors in the state. Various popular dances are Manipur dance, Raas Leela, Maibi, Khamba Thoibi, and Cymbal Dance. Mainly, the state loves folk music. The various admiring music is Lai Haraoba Ishii, Khullong Ishii, and Pena Ishii. 


Manipuri cuisine is the amalgamation of vegetables along with meat, fish, and rice. Rice is their staple food. The favorite and popular dishes of the state are Nga-thong, ​Morok Metpa, Ooty, Singju, Chagem Pomba, Hangzhou, and Paaknam.

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