Manipur Tourism

Manipur is not only the gateway to the North-Eastern Region but also a fascinating destination for discerning tourists. Legends say that discovery of Manipur is the result of the delight the God took in dancing. It is this remarkable bid that gives Manipur a unique identity of her own. Blessed with a salubrious climate, famous for its distinctive cultural pattern and its evergreen scenic beauty, extend the tourists a cordial invitation to visit Manipur.

Entry Formalities

All foreigners intending to visit Manipur can avail of permits from the Indian Missions abroad, FRRO offices in Bombay, Calcutta and Delhi, the Immigration Office in Madras and the Home commissioner, Government of Manipur, Imphal, Areas that can be visited including Imphal City, Loktak Lake, INA Memorial City, Loktak Lake, INA Memorial (Moirang), Sendra, Waithou Lake, Keibul Lamjao National Park and the Khongjom War Memorial.

Domestic tourists intending to visit Manipur by road via Dimapur/Kohima require Inner Line Permits to pass through Nagaland. These are issued by the Liaison officers of the Government of Nagaland at New Delhi, Calcutta, Guwahati, Shillong and the Sub-divisional officer (Civil), Dimapur, deputy Commissioner, Imphal can also issue permits to tourists traveling by road from imphal to Kohima and Dimapur in Nagaland.


Travel information

Indian Airlines,
Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, Imphal
Phone : (0385) 220999
(0385) 220888

Road / Rail
Tourist Coaches are operated between Hotel lmphal (a unit of Tourism Department, Govt. of Manipur) and the Imphal Airport daily. Tourists may contact Tourism Deptt’s Reception Counter at Imphal Airport for booking, information and assistance.


All Major Nationalized Banks have branches in Manipur

Post & Telegraph

1) Regional Institute of Medical Sciences.
2) Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital, Poompat, Imphal.

Handlooms & Handicraft Emporia (Imphal)

Manipur Handlooms & Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd. (A Govt. of Manipur Undertaking, Paona Bazar )
Handloom House, Manipur State Handloom Weavers’ Cooperative Society Ltd., Paona Bazar,
Kangla Emporium, Uripok.
Eastern Handlooms & Handicrafts, Paona Bazar.
Ima Market/Khwairamband Bazar.

Tourist Information Centers

Manipur Information Center
Baba Kharak Singh Marg
New Delhi

Manipur Bhawan,
2 Sardar Patel Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

Reception Counter
Tourism Deptt. Imphal Airport.

Tourist Information Center
Directorate of Tourism, Imphal
Government of India Tourist Offices,
Jail Road, Imphal

Manipur Bhawan
26, Rowland Road, Calcutta
Government of India Tourist Office Embassy,
4, Shakespeare Sarani,