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Thalon Caves

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Thalon Caves Overview

Ranked 32 of 40 sightseeing in Imphal
Thalon Caves are located at an altitude of 900 metres above the sea level at a distance of 4 km from Thalon village in Tamenglong District. Discovered by Budhachandra, Maharaja of Manipur in 1946, the caves are one of the main historic sites of Manipur and provide the first concrete evidence of the 2000-year old Hoabinhian Culture in India which is also found in other South East Asian countries.
There are several caves situated here which are interconnected with each other. To promote tourism, these caves are now part of the Manipur Tourism Festival. The tourism department arranges for cave expeditions in which participants from all over the world participate.
It is always better to take a guide along to explore the caves. Situated at a distance of 80 km from Imphal, Thalon caves can be easily reached by trekking which takes around one hour from Thalon village.
A wonderful place for anthropologists and archaeologists, these caves will also catch the attention of the common man.
One can also visit the floating islands of Loktak, situated 40 km from here.

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