Manipur- What is Special About This Northeastern State of India?
Northeast India has these versatile places that have a lot to offer. From food to ethnicity and rawness to ethnicity there are massive things you shouldn’t dare to miss out on while in the northeast and also fall in love with at the same time. Today we have chosen to take you to a state named Manipur from Northeast India. With its border being surrounded by Assam, Nagaland, and Myanmar; Manipur has these exquisite places and cultures not missing on the alluring Manipuri traditional dress that you mustn’t miss out on to know of.
Where should I step my foot in Manipur?
Who doesn’t love being amidst greenery and some serenity?! There are places here in Manipur that will keep your jaw-dropped and leave you with a mesmerizing memory to cherish for a lifetime. The top-rated places to visit in Manipur and those you shouldn’t miss out on while being in Manipur are-
Chandel- The second less populated district in Manipur and one of the most attractive tourist spots in Chandel consisting of Yangoupokpi- Lokchao Wildlife Sanctuary, Tengnoupal to give you a vibrant and complete view of the Manipur valley and Moreh to witness the Indo-Myanmar border.
Loktak and Sendra Island- A must-visit the floating lake at Manipur and Sendra Island is a vision in itself. Try visiting there once so that you can get hold of the beauty with your own eyes.
Andro- If you are thinking of getting the essence of Manipur artistry then Andro is the right place for you. This place has caught the attention of many visitors as it showcases how rich they are in pottery artistry. The choice of your traveling is absorbing art and culture then a visit to this place is a must.
Thoubal- If you are the person who is always attracted to trekking then Thoubal will be your paradise and you should most definitely try getting your adventurous soul wandering in the mid of all those greens, lakes, and alluring nature.
Dzukou Valley- Situated on the borders of Manipur and Nagaland, Dzukou Valley is named after the rare blooming lilies only in this valley is a heaven in disguise. While you jot down things to do in Manipur try not to eliminate a must-visit to this valley.
How will my taste buds feel while in Manipur?
Manipuri food is the simplest and healthiest food among many other cuisines of Northeast India. We have given you the best dishes of this State that you must give a try not just once but maybe more than that?
Eromba- Boiling Ngari fish (a fermented one) along with varieties of vegetables to form a paste-like dish that can be used as a dip or chutney is a mouth-watering delicacy from Manipur
Nga-Thongba- A fish delicacy worth a taste from Manipur. Nga Thongba is one of the most loved dishes in the Manipuri Community. The fish is cut into medium size bits and then mixed with pepper and other spices to give it a signature Manipuri twist.
Alu Kangmet- A simple yet elevating side dish. Mashed potatoes with some fried red chili, a drizzle of mustard oil, and that life on the top which is obviously -salt.
Chamthong or Kangshoi- A vegetable stew that has all those seasonal vegetables along with some sliced onions and cloves and maroi without forgetting the evergreen spice-ginger. This is a comfort dish that serves well with rice or bread and can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
We are so sure that by now you are already on the verge to visit this place and have an experience worth sharing with your grandkids so that they can come to visit too. Go get yourself some Manipur fever with all those love, culture, food and all absorbed into your hearts forever.