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5 Interesting Things to do In Manipur Most People Don't Know of!

Think You Know What Manipur is About? Not Until You Try These Things reviewne.com

Manipur is constantly brimming with colour, culture, elegant classical dance traditions, complex art forms, rare birds, dense forests, mouth-watering delicacies and the sport of polo. If you are planning your next trip to Manipur, here are some of the things you should not miss.


5 Interesting Things to do In Manipur Most People Don't Know of!:

  1. The Classic Hotel, Imphal (Manipur)

1. Boating in the only floating lake in the world, Loktak Lake

Boating in the only floating lake in the world, Loktak Lake
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The Loktak Lake is known for phumdis, a floating mass where people built their houses on. How cool is that! The largest freshwater lake in India, it is also home to the Sangai, an endangered animal.  Roshan Khoirom tells HolidayIQ, “Go for boating on the lake with the help of the local villagers.” 

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2. Watch their moving theatre performances

Watch their moving theatre performances
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Don't miss out the performances by the internationally acclaimed Ratan Thiyam's Chorus Repertory Theatre Production. This group epitomizes traditional theatre at its best. Luwangsana Heikham tells HolidayIQ: "the trees grown there bears golden fruits, the fragrance of its flowers reached every corners."

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3. Manipuri cuisine has a distinct flavor that stands out

Manipuri cuisine has a distinct flavor that stands out
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Manipur is an amalgamation of many communities and tribes. The food reflects this diversity. Try the chutney called ironba, bamboo shoot and fishes from Loktak lake, which are a delicacy. Prashant Joshi talks about his experience on HolidayIQ: "If you know some local person then you can really really enjoy the local food of Manipur."


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4. Visit the ancient village, Andro

Visit the ancient village, Andro
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Andro, the abode of scheduled castes in the ancient times, sports the Doll-house where dolls of the state's different tribal areas are put for display. Also visit the Mutua Museum. Varun Sharma tells HolidayIQ: "the capital of Manipur must be selected as a place to stay and the entire Manipur can be covered through Imphal."

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5. The largest bazaar run by women, Ima

The largest bazaar run by women, Ima
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The Ima Bazaar that is almost a century old, driven by the women. ‘Ima’ in Manipuri language means ‘mother’ and thus the whole market is dominated by the female sex. Baker Sharafuddin shares on HolidayIQ: "the markets are silent, clean and best places for shopping for ones who love the solace."

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