Ever been to a place where is located the world’s only floating national park? Yes, the world’s only floating national park, let Global Connection Siliguri assure, you read it right!
It is in Manipur. Manipur is one of the eight states in northeast India nestled on the lap of a hilly terrain bordering Nagaland, Assam, Mizoram, and Myanmar. It was an independent princely state until 1949 when it merged with India and became a state in 1972.
Going by topography, Manipur has both rugged hills and flat plain surrounded by hillocks and mountains. It is extremely rich in flora and fauna. Some of the exquisite flowers, such as Siroi Lily, are found in India only in Manipur.
Nearly 64 per cent the state is covered by forests, which makes it a paradise for nature and adventure tourists whom Global Connection Siliguri will love to assist go beyond the measured brush with tourism.
Apart from rich biodiversity, Manipur has inherited a vibrant culture replete with dance, classical songs, theatre, martial arts, exquisite clothing and food. Manipur is probably the only state in India which still weaves its primary apparels in handlooms.
It is also Manipur which invented the game of Polo and the British then popularised it in the rest of the world.
The Indian National Army of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, in its daring effort to free India from the British, had marched up to Manipur. This makes the state a sacred place for the Indian Freedom Movement.
In Manipur, the summer from May to October is all about rains and the temperature rises up to 32 degree Celsius. The winter from November to March is all about real chilly days when the mercury even falls below 0 degree Celsius.
And, that’s the time when you simply need to pick up a backpack and set out on a sojourn to Manipur leaving all worry about lodging, transport, and sightseeing to Global Connection Siliguri.
Manipur is well connected to the rest of India by road and air. Nearest railway stations served by express trains are Dimapur in Nagaland and Silchar in Assam.
Here are some of the must-see places in Manipur curated for you by Global Connection Siliguri.