Manipur Sangai Festival Tour

Sangai Festival Trip : Imphal, Manipur

The Manipur Sangai Festival is Manipur Tourism department’s biggest annual cultural and tourism festival. The main aim of the Sangai festival Imphal is to bring tourism in Manipur to the forefront and so far, it has done a great job. Much like the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, the Sangai festival too is your one-stop destination if you want to see and experience the culture and way of life in Manipur. Not to mention, to enjoy the colorful way of life of Manipur and the wide variety of local delicacies.

This 6 day trip to Sangai Festival 2019 tour is your perfect introduction to the colorful aspects of Manipur. Explore must-see places in Manipur like the Ima Keithel, the Loktak Lake and the historic Kangla fort among others during this trip to Imphal and beyond.

Manipur Sangai Festival 2019 Tickets and Dates

November 24 – November 30

The tickets to the Manipur Sangai Festival will be provided by us, to our guests.

5 Day Tour to Imphal – Sangai Festival 2019

Day 1: Arrive at Imphal – Half Day Tour

Get received by North East Explorers’ representative at the Imphal airport and then get driven to your lovely homestay, not far from the airport. Check-in and relax and then, later in the afternoon, start for the festival venue.

If you are already feeling fresh and do not want to be at your stay after arriving, visit the State Museum to understand the history and cultural diversity 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.

By night, head back to your stay from the Sangai festival venue.

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Colorful cultural performances at Manipur Sangai Festival venue, Imphal

Day 2: Imphal City Tour

Today, the entire day will be dedicated to exploring the rich and historical capital city, Imphal. Full day guided tour of Imphal City covering the must-see places in Imphal like the Kangla Fort, Women’s Market (Ima Keithel), Saheed Minar, RCKS Art Gallery, Mapal Kangjeibung – the oldest living Polo Ground in the world, and the WWII Cemetery. Manipur is famous for its handloom and handicraft products and the Women’s market is the best place to pick up such things/souvenirs. You can also go for a traditional Manipuri lunch if you wish to, just let us know when we start the day. In the evening, head to the Sangai festival venue again to enjoy the proceedings of the Sangai festival.

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Sanamahi Temple, Imphal – Manipur

Day 3: The Burma Border Tour

Today we start a little early, for an interesting day – trip to Tamu, a border town in Myanmar – a place where South Asia meets Southeast Asia. In Tamu, enjoy the bustling bazaar, its friendly people, and the main Buddhist monastery. Then, top it all off with a delicious Burmese meal! And then, near Tengnoupal, enjoy the stunning views from the road at 5,000 feet of the mountains that form the India-Burma border. Drive back to Imphal. Overnight at Imphal.

Day 4: Imphal to Loktak Lake

Say your goodbyes to your friendly hosts at Imphal and start your drive towards 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. En-route, we will stop at the Second World War battlefield of Red Hill where India Peace Memorial, the only Japanese Second World War memorial in India, is located. Pay 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. Finally, check-in to a lovely floating homestay on the Loktak lake.

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

Day 5: 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 for boating at the Loktak Lake to see the fishing activities, floating huts, and the 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 the same homestay/floating cottage.

Day 6: Loktak – Imphal Airport

After checking out, transfer to Imphal Airport. Flyback with a lifetime of memories.


  • All entry tickets wherever required.
  • Dedicated vehicle for your entire stay.
  • Accommodation for all nights on twin sharing basis.
  • Guide fee.


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


  • 50% cancellation charge up till 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 costing of variables of the trip logistics.




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