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Tribes of Manipur

The people of Manipur are grouped into three main ethnic communities - Meiteis those inhabiting the valley and 29 major tribes in the hills dividing into two main ethno-denominations, namely Nagas and Kuki-Chins. Under the Meiteis, Bamon and Meitei Pangans are also included

The Naga group consists of Zeliangrong (composed of three related tribes, namely, Rongmei or Kabui, and Liangmei and Zemei or Kacha Nagas), Tangkhul, Mao, Maram, Maring and Tarao. The Chin-Kuki group consists of Gangte, Hmar, Paite, Thadou, Vaiphei, Zou, Aimol, Chiru, Koireng, Kom, Anal, Chothe, Lamgang, Koirao, Thangal, Moyon and Monsang. 

  1. Infrastructure- Connectivity

The city of Imphal, is connected by Air and Bus from other places as follows:


The capital city of the state is connected by flight service. Manipur has only 1 airport.


The nearest railway station is Dimapur town of Nagaland which is 215 km from Imphal. Another railhead is also there at Jiribam, a small town in Manipur 225 km from Imphal.

The Track Length in Manipur

Broad Gauge (km)

Meter Gauge (km)

Total (km)





Source: Source: N. F. Railway, CME Office, Guwahati-781 011


Imphal, the capital of Manipur is joined by road (NH-39) with Nagaland on the north, and Myanmar on the east, Assam on the west by NH-53, and Mizoram on the south by NH-150. The State has 7,599 km of roads, both metalled and unmetalled. The length of roads consists of National Highway 967 km; State Highway 675 km, District roads 1,977 km and Village roads 4,947 km. Manipur has some major highways in the state. Description of some of them is given below:

  1. Major National Highways in the State

Description of major national highways in the state


Major route

District served

Town touched


Imphal, Silchar

Imphal, Tamenglong

Jiribam, Imphal, Nungba



Senapati, Imphal,

Thoubal, Chandel

Mao, Tadubu, Karoup, Kangpokpi, Imphal, Thoubal, Pallel, Moreh, Tengnoupal

Source: NER Databank, NEDFi

  1. Tourism Resources in Manipur

  1. Tourism Resources- Category wise

Religious Spots & Monument

      1. Place

      1. Specialty

      1. The Bishnu Temple

      1. 15th century conical roofed shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu

      1. The INA Memorial

      1. INA (Indian National Army) memorial is about 45 km away from Imphal

      1. Govindaji Temple

      1. associated with Lord Krishna

      1. Commonwealth War Graves Cemeteries

Buried here are the soldiers of Manipur who died fighting the Japanese during the invasion of Manipur in World War II.




Loktak Lake

two-thirds of this huge expanse of fresh water is covered by unique floating islands

Zeilad Lake

natural habitat for a number of pythons, fishes and water birds

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