National & Ecological Park
BishnupurBishnupur is known as the land of dancing deer. The place is at a distance of 27 km from Imphal the state capital of Manipur. The best time to visit Bishnupur is from October to February. The place lies on the foot of the hill and is also known for having a 15th century Vishnu temple.
The Bishnu Temple: This 15th century conical roofed shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the heart of Bishnupur town. The temple is famous for its numerous objects of antiquities. Its structural design resembles with the Chinese architectural motif.
The INA Memorial: The INA (Indian National Army) memorial is about 45 km away from Imphal. A museum adjoining this memorial preserves letters, photographs, badges of ranks and other memorabilia remains of the noble sacrifices made by the INA under the charismatic leadership of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Loktak Lake: Loktak Lake is one of the enchanting places to visit in the northeast. Almost two-thirds of this huge expanse of fresh water is covered by unique floating islands which are locally called as phumdi and are home to a community of fishermen.
Commonwealth War Graves Cemeteries: Two well inclined Commonwealth War Graves Cemeteries are situated on the northern and eastern outskirts of the town. Buried here are the soldiers of Manipur who died fighting the Japanese during the invasion of Manipur in World War II.The Kangla Fort: Located in urban Imphal, has been the focus of many social discontent among the Manipuris ever since its occupation by the British forces in 1891. For about 2000 years, the Manipur Kings ruled from the Kangla Fort (which the British referred to as the Manipur Fort). In Kangla, the history of Manipur is embedded and the Manipuris love and revere this place. For the citizen of Imphal, the Kangla is not only a historical treasure but an embodiment of the social, cultural and religious life of the people, also. The entire Fort area is measuring approximately 236,84 acres. Nupi-lal Memorial: Nupi-lal Memorial is located at the heart of Imphal city next to Imphal Head Post Office. The memorial is constructed to remember the rise of Manipuri women against British rule on 12th December, 1939, and the rise continued for 14 months. The event is still commemorated as Nupi-lal (Women's war).
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