Top 10 Facts About Manipur That Will Make You Visit It Now!

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Manipur is one of the seven sisters of northeast India. With its capital at Imphal, the state has both national and international borders. It boasts a rich history of over 2,500 years. It borders Nagaland, Mizoram, and Assam within India while sharing an international border with Myanmar’s Sagaing Region. Encompassing over 22,000 sq km and housing a population exceeding 3.1 million, Manipur has traditionally thrived on agriculture but holds potential for hydroelectric power. Connected by Imphal Airport, this cultural and economic bridge between the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia is renowned for its native sports and vibrant dance forms. Well, there are many facts about Manipur that we believe you might haven’t heard of. So let’s jump right here. 

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About Manipur

The state has a rich history and has contributed to the growth of India in many ways. The table given below says a lot about the state. 

State NameManipur
LocationNortheastern India
Bordering StatesNagaland (North), Assam (West), Mizoram (Southwest)
Bordering CountryMyanmar (Burma) (South and East)
IsolationLargely isolated from the rest of India
Meaning of Name“Land of Gems”
EconomyAgriculture, Forestry, Trade, Cottage Industries
State CapitalImphal

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Facts About Manipur

Manipur is anything but boring, just like the people there. this is one of the states people haven’t traveled to frequently. So buckle up and know these facts about the state.

  1. Beginning the list of facts about Manipur with the most amazing one. Every village in Manipur has a common town hall and community pond in every village or maybe most of them do. 
  1. Manipur consists of hills on most of the lands, it is said that Naga stay on the hills, and Manipur people reside in the plan areas. 
  1. The most common corkery in your house probably would be either steel or glass, right? As a matter of fact, for Manipur, the most common cutlery, crockery, and utensils are of black stone. 

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  1. This state is the land of the only floating national park in the world. 
  1. A proto-constitution of 429 AD by King Naophanga was the world’s first written constitution in the world. 
  1. We are sure some of the polo players reading this might have already known this fact about Manipur. It is the world’s oldest polo ground. Polo was first played in Sagol Kangjei, Manipur in 3100 B.C. 
  1. Manipur is a dry state. However, there is production of local liquor that people might produce but nothing from outside of this state. 
  1. Hindi films are not released in Manipur because of the rebel faction that broke out in the state in the year 2000. 
  1. You require an Inner Line Permit to visit protected areas of the state. People who are planning to visit this state read this fact again and get your Inner Line Permit sorted. 
  1. Manipur is home to a market that is completely run by women of the state. The name of this market is called Ima Market. 


What is Manipur best known for?

Manipur’s rich culture, vibrant dance and music, scenic landscapes, and delectable cuisine make it a land of captivating experiences.

What is unique in Manipur?

Manipur’s rich culture, vibrant dance and music, scenic landscapes, and delectable cuisine make it a land of captivating experiences.

Why is Manipur so special?

With a history of over 2,500 years, Manipur has served as a crucial hub for Asian economic and cultural exchange.

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