Best of Manipur Tour - Imphal, Loktak Lake, Tamu (Myanmar)

One Week Manipur Tour [7 Nights / 8 Days]

Spend one week in Manipur, the Jewel of India, and home to the world’s only floating National Park, the Keibul Lamjao National Park. Manipur, in short, is a riot of colors. In this one-week Manipur tour here with us, you will experience the charm, history, and uniqueness of Imphal. Not to mention its rich history and its importance during the Second World War before proceeding to the hills of Ukhrul and then to the Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India and is famous for the phumdis floating over it. In between all this, we also drive to India – Myanmar border at Moreh and explore the markets on both sides of the border.

All in all, a wonderful and enriching week was spent here in North East India on this one-week Manipur trip.

Imphal Loktak Manipur Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive at Imphal – Half-Day Tour

  • Day 2: Imphal Local Sightseeing City Tour

  • Day 3: The Burma Border Tour (110 km/ 4 hours)

  • Day 4: Imphal – Ukhrul (3 hours)

  • Day 5: Ukhrul Local Sightseeing Tour

  • Day 6: Ukhrul to Loktak Lake (4 hours)

  • Day 7: Loktak Lake and Keibul Lamjao National Park

7-Day Trip To Manipur itinerary including a day trip to Myanmar

A perfect way to experience Manipur, our One Week In Manipur trip plan is designed to introduce you to the rich culture and traditions of the land. The trip also takes you to the edge of India and beyond and introduces you to people who are culturally similar but divided geographically. Not to mention the numerous flavors of the land.

Day 1: Arrive at Imphal – Half-Day Tour

Fly into Imphal Airport for one week Manipur tour. Meet and assist on arrival. Transfer to a hotel / a wonderfully located cottage in a beautiful Manipuri village off Imphal. In the afternoon, visit the State Museum to understand the history, cultural diversity, and flora and fauna of Manipur. In the evening we will participate in the Aarti Puja at the Govindajee Temple, Imphal, the main Vaishnavite Temple of Manipur.

Note: 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. Overnight at Imphal.

imphal govindajee temple
The Govindajee temple, Imphal

Day 2: Imphal Local Sightseeing City Tour

Today we start with exploring the best things to see in Imphal. We will begin with a full-day guided tour of Imphal City which will cover the Kangla Fort, Women’s Market, Saheed Minar, RCKS Art Gallery, Mapal Kangjeibung which is the oldest living Polo Ground in the world, and the two WWII Cemeteries.

Manipur is famous for its handloom and handicraft products and the Women’s market is the best place to pick up such things/souvenirs. A traditional Manipuri lunch is part of this tour. Overnight at Imphal.

kangla fort temple
Old Govindajee Temple inside the Kangla Fort Compound

Note: The Kangla Fort is closed on Wednesday.

Day 3: The Burma Border Tour (110 km/ 4 hours)

Want to experience the thrill of crossing over what is perhaps India’s most exciting and under-explored international border or of visiting the place where South Asia meets Southeast Asia?

Then this is the tour for you. We take you to the border town of Moreh (110 km from Imphal) and cross over into Tamu in Burma (Myanmar) to see its bustling bazaar, friendly people, and the main Buddhist monastery.

We top it all off with a delicious Burmese meal! As if that wasn’t enough, en route near Tengnoupal you enjoy stunning views from the road at 5,000 feet of the mountains that form the India-Burma border. En route, we can see the Shenam Saddle where some of the most ferocious fighting of WWII took place between the British and Japanese soldiers. Drive back to Imphal. Overnight at Imphal.

Note: 1. Crossing the international border into Tamu is only permitted for and on offer to Indian tourists. Foreign nationals can travel up to Moreh only. 2. The border and the market are closed on the Full moon and New moon days.

Day 4: Imphal – Ukhrul (3 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Ukhrul – one of the most unexploited hill stations in India. This beautiful home of the cordial indigenous Tangkhul Nagas is situated at the height of 5, 453 ft above sea level. If greenery is something that has always attracted you, Ukhrul is the town you must visit. The beautiful sights on the way to Ukhrul are a real treat for the eyes. On arrival, walk around the town and the market to see the activities of the cheerful local people.
Overnight at Ukhrul.

Day 5: Ukhrul Local Sightseeing Tour

Ukhrul is famous for the Shiroi Lily which blooms on the slopes of the Shiroi Peak. Although the lily blooms only in May-June, many people love to trek the heights of Shiroi Peak for breathtaking views of the landscape and greenery. Phangrei is another trekking route for the more energetic person. Visit the headman of Ukhrul town to see the human skulls preserved in his house from the time of the ‘headhunting’ days. You will get to know how the Tangkhul Nagas give themselves to Western education and do away with headhunting.
Overnight at Ukhrul.

Day 6: Ukhrul to Loktak Lake (4 hours)

Check out from your hotel and drive towards Imphal and further along the Tiddim Road. This drive has as its main destination the breathtakingly beautiful Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in North East India and Manipur’s top tourist spot. We can get a bird’s eye view of the lake from Sendra Island. We stop en route at the Second World War battlefield of Red Hill where the India Peace Memorial, the only Japanese Second World War memorial in India, is located. This tour also includes a visit to the Indian National Army (INA) Memorial Complex where men of the Indian National Army (INA) hoisted the Indian tricolor flag for the first time on Indian soil. Check in to the Sendra Cottage. In the evening, enjoy the breathtaking view of the hundreds of lamps used for fishing on the lake.

Note: INA Museum is closed on Monday. Overnight at Sendra Cottage on the Loktak Lake or Homestay*.
* Homestay facilities are also available on and around the Lake.

Day 7: Loktak Lake and Keibul Lamjao National Park

Early morning, visit the core area of the Keibul Lamjao National Park, the world’s only floating National Park to see the Sangai, the brow-antlered deer, or the ‘dancing deer’. Before lunch, go boating at Loktak Lake to see the fishing activities, floating huts, and migratory birds. This boat ride is a photographer’s and nature lover’s delight. Post lunch, walk around the lake and visit a local museum on one of the islands on the lake.

Overnight at Sendra Cottage on the Loktak Lake or Homestay.

loktak lake boat ride
Golden hour at the Loktak Lake, Moirang

Day 8: Loktak – Imphal Airport

After checking out, transfer to Imphal Airport.

(Reporting time at the domestic airport is two hours prior to the time of departure of the flight)


  • 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.

**Due to the ongoing conflict in Myanmar, the international border with India is closed. As a result, crossing over to Myanmar is currently closed until further notice. We can, however, go up to the Moreh bazaar, on the Indian side.




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