2STATES MANIPUR & NAGALAND TOUR
MA-05-S1-2023 || 5 Nights In Hotel INR 116500.00 (Per Couple Cost) Departures No Departure date available
- LOKTAK LAKE
Warm Greetings to your North East Tour. Arrive Imphal airport till 12.00 Hrs - Meet our representative and proceed to Hotel. After Lunch, day free at your leisure. Evening visit the Khwairamband Bazaar (a local market run by mothers) and Shree Govindjee temple Dinner & Overnight stay in Imphal.
Manipur, the Land of Jewels, lies in lowland crisscrossed by the water-channels of the Loktak Lake in the North East corner of India. The diverse culture of the state is depicted in martial arts, dance & music and handloom & handicraft. The magnificent natural beauty of the state is a unique charm of the place.
Khwairamband Bazaar: It is the world’s only market whose shops are owned, run and controlled by women. A unique all-women's market, where more than 3000 'Imas' (mothers) run the stalls! It is split into two sections on either side of a road. Vegetables, fruits, fish and household groceries are sold in one section and exquisite handlooms, jewellery and household items in the other. This reflects the independent spirit and enterprise of the Manipuri women. The bazaar remains open from 9 in the morning till 7 in the evening. This tradition that is more than 100 years old.
Govindjee Temple: Shree Govindajee Temple is the largest Vaishnava temple in Manipur. The temple is simple in design with two gold plated domes, a paved court and a large, raised mantapa, or congregation hall. The central chamber of the garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) has Govindaji (Krishna) and his consort Radha as the main deities. The other two chambers on the either side of the central altar is dedicated to Krishna and Balarama on one side and Jagannath, Subhadra and Balabhadra on the other side. The temple was originally built in 1846 during the reign of Maharaja Nara Singh and rebuilt by Maharaja Chandrakriti in 1876.
IMPHAL- LOKTAK LAKE-IMPHAL (Distance: 45Kms/1Hrs-Approx)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Moirang (45 km / 1 hr), the ancient capital of the Manipuri Kings. It is also the centre of Meithei culture. Cross by the local villages as you go to see the Sadu Chiru waterfall (Cascading from a height of nearly 300 metres) and the Japanese war memorial, which reflects the history of the Second World War. Visit the Loktak Lake and Sendra Island (a hillock IsLand with mesmerizing views of the Loktak lake). Loktak Lake is the largest fresh water lake in the North East. Watch the unique floating islands 'Phumdi' that are actually floating weeds on which people live and Keibul Lamjao National Park .Return to Imphal. Overnight in Imphal.
Loktak Lake: Loktak is Lok "stream" and tak "the end". It is famous for the phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil and organic matter at various stages of decomposition) floating over it. The largest of all the phumdis covers an area of 40 km2 (15 sq mi) and is situated on the southeastern shore of the lake. Located on this phumdi, Keibul Lamjao National Park is the only floating national park in the world. The park is the last natural refuge of the endangered Sangai (state animal). Loktak Day is observed every year on the 15th of October at the periphery of the Loktak lake. The lake is also a source of livelihood for the rural fishermen who live in the surrounding areas and on phumdis, also known as "phumshongs".
Japanese War Memorial :
INA Memorial : This is a replica of the original Indian National Army (INA) Memorial whose foundation stone was laid by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Singapore on July 8, 1945. The original was subsequently demolished by the British when they retook Singapore. The replica is part of the larger INA Memorial Complex in Moirang. The Complex includes the site where the INA flag was hoisted for the first time on the Indian mainland in April 1944.
After breakfast, visit Kangla Fort . Later proceed for a day trip to Moreh (guest must carry Passport / Voter ID). Moreh - The. border town on the Indo-Bumna road & is the international trade centre of the state. Only 5 km away from Tamu, its Myanmar counterpart, it is an important commercial hub. Sightseeing covers a visit to The Friendship Gate ,Tamu and Namphanglong market which is a big Myanmarese shopping complex selling all kinds of Thai and Chinese consumer goods.Later return to Imphal. Overnight in Imphal.
Kangla Fort : The Palace of Kangla is an old palace at Imphal. It was the traditional seat of the past Meetei rulers of Manipur. Kangla was the ancient capital of Manipur and a number of Meetei monarchs have ruled the destination from this fort. The existence of this fort dates back to 33 AD, when the mythical God-King of Manipur, Nongda Lairen Pakhangba first ascended the throne. It was the seat of Manipur's power till 1891.
IMPHAL – KOHIMA (Distance :135 Kms/6 Hrs Approx.)
After breakfast, check out from hotel with your luggage drive to Kohima the capital of Nagaland. Enroute visit the Heritage Complex in Kisama and the Catholic Cathedral. Evening free at leisure. Overnight in Kohima.
Heritage Complex : The Naga Heritage Complex was inaugurated by the Government of Nagaland on 1st December 2003, where the HORNBILL FESTIVAL is celebrated annually. It is a permanent site at KISAMA situated 12 kms away from Kohima. The Naga Heritage Complex serves as “Window to Nagaland” (WTN), aims to showcase the state in a single platform.
The objective of the Heritage Village is to protect and preserve all ethnic cultural heritages by establishing a common management approach and comprehensive data base for perpetuation and maintenance for promotion of tourism. It also aims to uphold and sustain the distinct identity of dialects, customs and traditions of all the ehtnic tribes of Nagaland.
The Heritage Complex consists of a cluster of sixteen houses of each tribe created in the indigenous typical architectural designs and concepts with significance. The tribal house is also called “Morung or Youth Dormitory”. Colorful life and culture are a vital part of 16 officially recognized Naga tribes. They are different and unique in their customs and traditions. These customs and traditions are further translated into festivals. Songs and dances form a sould of these festivals through which their oral history has been pased down generations. Nature has been kind to the Nagas and their land by virtue of natural and scenic beauty and making it a tourist hotspot.
The Hornbill Festival is organized by the State Tourism and Art and Culture Departments every year from December 1 to December 10.
Catholic Cathedral : The Catholic Cathedral at Aradura Hill in Kohima, is one of the biggest cathedrals in North-east India. Its splendid architecture makes it one of the important landmarks of Kohima. The unique design created by blending the traditional with the orthodox developed into an architectural marvel. A must-visit place in Kohima
KOHIMA- KHONOMA-KOHIMA (Distance: 60 Kms/1 Hrs Approx. one way)
After breakfast drive to the green village, Khonoma (India’s first green Village!) (20 km/ 1 hr). Take a village walk and visit the Morungs (the age group house), the ceremonial gates and meet the local craftsmen. Collectively Khonoma was known for its fighting prowess in the past and for the fallow management of its alder trees which balance the nature and its surrounding areas. Later back to Kohima. Overnight at Kohima.
KOHIMA TO DIMAPUR AIRPORT (Distance:230 Kms/6 Hrs Approx.)
Morning after breakfast transfer to Dimapur airport for onward journey. (Flights to be booked after 14:00) Tour ends with sweet memories conducted by Heena Tours & Travels.
Imp Note:- This tour starts with lunch on Day - 01 & concludes with breakfast on Day – 06.
Guests with adventurous mind should travel to Manipur & Nagaland. All hotels in this region are basic to very very basic.
|Departure Month and Dates|
|IMPHAL||(3)||Hotel Imphal by The Classic / The Classic Hotel / Yaiphaba/ similar|
|KOHIMA||(2)||De Oriental Grand / Ura / Blue Bayou / similar|
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The balance payment shall be paid 21 days before tour departure date. If anybody fails to pay the balance amount before 21 days, then your rooms will be auto released and no refund will be provided. If we are forced to cancel the tour due to the unavoidable circumstances like natural calamities - floods, riots, bands, strikes or any political reasons etc. then we shall give you an option of date change or credit note after deducting 10% of the total tour cost as our service charge for making the necessary arrangements for your tour.
Before 21 days of tour departure Rs.10,000/- per person
Between 10 to 21 days 50% of the tour cost.
Between 05 to 10 days 75% of the tour cost.
Within 05 days 100% of the tour cost (NO REFUND).
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