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.
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)
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: