Manipur stands out from the other North Eastern states with its floating islands, the Khwairamband bazaar or market run exclusively by women, Sri Govindajee Temple and the many lakes, wildlife, unique culture and classical dance. The capital city of Imphal is considered to be the gateway to the North-East and is the best place to enjoy a Raas Leela dance enacting the besotted women of Krishna and their playful love.
Herman Melville in the Moby Dick says, "…an island far away to the West and South. It is not down in any map; true places never are". This quote will seem true in every sense when you see the floating islands of Manipur.
Phumdis are floating mass of vegetation on the Loktak Lake creating drifting islands and islanders who live off the lake bounty in great harmony with nature.
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Discover Imphal, the capital city of Manipur or 'land of gems', a true gem of a beautiful place. Legends say that Lord Shiva threw his trident to drain this saucer shaped valley filled with water thereby creating a gorge so that he could do his 'tandav' or dance.
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