Ukhrul in Manipur is the land of the colourful Tangkhuls. Ukhrul is the highest hill-station of Manipur, situated at distance of 83 km east of Imphal. Siroi hills and KhangKhui lime caves are excellent excursion destinations. The colourful Tangkhul Nagas habituate this land of the Shirui and lilies. At present, from Imphal one can go to Ukhrul on a day trip.
Places of interest:
Khayang Peak: Khayang peak, 3114 m from the sea level is the highest peak of the region.
Shirui Kashung Peak: The more popularly known peak is the Shirui Kashung Peak - 2,835 m from the sea level. Most of the major rivers originate from the crevices and slopes of this Shirui Peak. The ordinary looking Siroi lily blossoms on the hilltop, during May - June.
Khangkhui Cave: Khangkhui Cave is a remarkable natural lime- stone cave. It has a big hall and a northern room in the cave. During World War II, the villagers sought shelter in this cave.
Other Sights: Hundung Mangva Cave; Dilily Water Fall near Khayang Phungtha; Azoa Jenephiu Magi Lake near Kachouphung; Cold Water Fishery Project near zero point Phangrei, Shirui; Saline Springs at Rajai Kl. And Kn., Marem,Maramphung, Kalhang, Luireishimphung; Longpi Pottery at Longpi; Khayang Peak; Chingjui Matza; Phangrei Picnic Spot; Nillai Tea Estate on the way to Tolloi; MATA Industrial Complex, Lungpha.
Due to its comfortable climatic conditions and greenery, it should be developed as proper hill station of Manipur. The following proposals are made for this:
One high end (3 star) resort with 20 rooms, dining facility, trekking equipment (10 nos.).
View point development at Khayang peak and Shirui Kashung Peak
Beautification of Khangkhui Cave with sit outs and walkways
Children play area at suitable place
Introduction of horse riding with the help of local people
Development of site signages at all the tourist places and direcdtional signages
Development of road from resort/ tourist centre/ bus stand to all the tourist places
A tourist reception centre with following facilities:
Waiting area with seating for 10 persons
2 toilets each for men and women
Purified Drinking water Provision
Indigenous sports of Manipur
Manipur has a rich tradition of art and culture and is an emerging sports power. The tradition of games and sports date back to the history of small kingdoms which were in keen competition with one another. The "Sagol Kangjei" (Polo), an indigenous game of Manipur is now played worldwide. There are a number of indigenous games in the State namely; Yubi Lakpi (Manipuri Rugby), Khong Kangjei (Manipuri Hockey), Kang, Hiyang Tannaba (Boat race), Thang-Ta, etc.
Gurukuls (hostel & school) would be constructed at Imphal or any district where in the students would stay and learn the various indigenous sports forms. The schools should have ample capacity.
Summer Schools: These schools will be of special kind where in children from school can come during their summer vacation and learn the various sports and handicraft forms. But primarily the schools will be boarding schools. During the lean season the school would serve to educate and train the local Manipur residents
State level championship of the local sports will be organized in these schools
Efforts should be made to spread these indigenous sports of Manipur to other states of India by organizing national level championships.
Costs and Phasing
The costs for Other proposed developments and the proposed phase of development are as below:
Costs and Phasing: Others
Total Cost (in Lakh Rs.)
Phase of Development
Sadu Chiru Waterfall
Proper railing on the opposite side of waterfall at the approach.