Manipur Tour - Explore Imphal, Loktak Lake and more
[5 Nights 6 Days]

Imphal, Loktak Lake Tour – Manipur [5 Nights 6 Days]

A trip to Manipur, home to the world’s only floating national park, the Loktak Lake, and the mother’s market, to name a few, is one of the most enchanting experiences that a north east trip can offer. In this 6 Day Manipur Tour, you will experience all that and more.

If you are someone whose primary interest is not the tribal culture and mountains of North East India, this 6 Day Manipur Tour is perfect for you. Over 5 nights and 6 days in Manipur, this tour takes you through some of the region’s most unique and beautiful sights and experiences.

Manipur Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Imphal – Imphal Local Tour
  • Day 2 – Exploring Places to See in Imphal City
  • Day 3 – On the Road to Burma Tour
  • Day 4 – The Loktak Lake Tour
  • Day 5 – Loktak Lake and Keibul Lamjao National Park
  • Day 6 – Loktak – Imphal Airport

Detailed Manipur Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Imphal – Imphal Local Tour

Upon arrival at Imphal Airport, you will be received by our representative and your Manipur local guide (if opted for). From the airport, we will head to your hotel first, if you land early. After resting for some time start your local Imphal tour with a tour of the historic Kangla Fort. Immerse yourself in stories of Manipur’s rich culture, history, religion, and its people, as your local guide explains these to you.

Also visit Slim Cottage – the erstwhile residence of WWII-time commander of the British forces, General (later Field Marshal) William Slim.

In the evening, take part in the aarti puja at the Govindajee temple, the main Vaishnavite temple of Manipur.

Overnight in Imphal

Day 2 – Exploring Places to See in Imphal City

Take a full-day tour of Imphal City which will cover the the famous women’s market (Ima Market) – one of the largest markets in Asia run only by women, the Saheed Minar, Mapal Kangjeibung – the oldest living polo ground in the world, RCKS Art Gallery for cultural and historical paintings of Manipur and the two WWII cemeteries. Also visit the State Museum to understand the history, cultural diversity, and flora and fauna of Manipur.

manipuri textile ima keithel
A lady at her stall – Ima Keithel, Imphal

Manipur is famous for its handloom and handicraft products and the women’s market is the best place to pick up such things as souvenirs.

A traditional Manipuri meal@ Luxmi Kitchen
A traditional Manipuri meal@ Luxmi Kitchen

Also, try a traditional Manipuri lunch on this day. End your day with a short hike to reach the hilltop viewpoints at Cheirao-Ching to capture views of the beautiful sunset over Imphal Valley. This is the only place from where you can get a bird’s eye view of Imphal City and the surrounding areas.

Day 3 – On the Road to Burma Tour

Heading Southeast of Imphal, along the historic Palel-Tamu Road, this tour brings you the story of where India meets Burma/ Myanmar or South Asia meets Southeast Asia. Besides all the stories of WWII actions on this road, hear the thrilling stories of one of the most under-explored yet exciting international borders of India. On the way, visit the Anglo-Manipur War Memorial at Khongjom to learn about the 1891 conflict between the British and Manipuri Army. You will also get to see the WWII-era Palel airfield from the beautiful Kakching garden.


Day 4 – The Loktak Lake Tour

Check out from your hotel and drive along the Tiddim Road. This tour has as its main destination the breathtakingly beautiful Loktak Lake – the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India and Manipur’s top tourist destination. You can get a bird’s eye view of the lake from the Sendra Island. Stop at the Second World War battlefield of Red Hill where the India Peace Memorial and the only Japanese war memorial in India, is located. The recently opened Imphal Peace Museum, built by Japan at the base of Red Hill, can also be visited. This tour also includes a visit to the Indian National Army (INA) Memorial Complex where men of the INA hoisted the INA tricolor flag at India’s doorstep in 1944.

Check-in at Sendra Resort or in one of the homestays around the lake. In the evening, enjoy the breathtaking view of the hundreds of lamps used for fishing on the lake.
Overnight at Sendra Resort or homestay at the Loktak Lake.

Chaoba Ching
Chaoba Ching

Day 5 – Loktak Lake and Keibul Lamjao National Park

After breakfast, go out for boating at Loktak Lake to see the fishing activities, floating houses, and migratory birds (in winter). This boat ride is a photographer’s and nature lover’s delight. Spend time around the lake to see the way of life of the fishing community. Later, visit the Keibul Lamjao National Park, the world’s only floating national park to see the Sangai, the brow-antlered deer, or the ‘dancing deer’. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure in the lap of nature.

Overnight at Sendra Resort or homestay at Loktak Lake.

sunset at loktak lake
Golden hour at Loktak

Day 6 – Loktak – Imphal Airport

After breakfast you will be transferred to Imphal Airport for your return flight.
Trip ends.


  • All necessary permits (as/if applicable)
  • Toll taxes.
  • Driver fee.
  • Dedicated vehicle for your entire stay.
  • Accommodation for all nights on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Guide fee.


  • Any personal/sanitary/medical expenses.
  • Any extension in the number of days staying.
  • All entry tickets wherever required.
  • Food and snacks.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions section above.
  • 5% GST.


  • 50% cancellation charge up to 45 days before the start of the trip.
  • In case we cancel the trip for any unavoidable reason, we will refund 100% of the payment made to us. We will not be liable to pay any expenses the guest might have incurred (train tickets, flight tickets, etc.) to reach the starting point of the trip, Imphal airport in this case.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice, based upon the cost of variables of the trip logistics.

1) The starting time of the tour and the number of sites to be visited will depend upon the time
of your arrival at Imphal Airport.
2) The Kangla Fort is closed on Mondays and state/national holidays.
3) Alternatively, after arrival at Imphal, you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure and you can start your tour of Imphal from the next day.
4) The State Museum is closed on Mondays and state/national holidays.
5) The Moreh / Tamu border between India and Myanmar is closed as of today due to the
security situation in Myanmar. We do not know when it will re-open. If the situation permits and the
border opens during your trip, we will definitely take you for a day-trip to Myanmar. Nevertheless, travelling on the Imphal – Moreh Road is always exciting even without reaching the border and hence this itinerary will take you to a certain point on the road but not up to the border.
6) The Imphal Peace Museum is closed on Mondays and state/national holidays.
7) The INA Memorial Complex is closed on Saturdays, Mondays and state/national holidays.




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