Manipur is often referred to as the “Switzerland of the East”. Clear sparkling rivers, calm lakes and fields full of wildflowers make this small country an enchanting experience. While there are only 2 main parks, there are a few other green spaces worth mentioning as well.
Amazing and popular parks and pictures in Manipur:
Keibal Lamjao National Park:
Nestled in the Imphal and Bishnupur regions, this unique national park is the world’s only floating reserve and covers an area of 40 square meters. Kilometers of wetlands and floating vegetation 1.5 meters deep, locally known as phumdi.
Another iconic attraction of this park is Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in India.
The park was designated as a conservation area after the rediscovery of the extinct brow deer, known locally as Sangai. It has a place in the country’s folklore and culture and is also the national animal. From a herd of 14 deer in 1975, by 1995, its population was reported to have increased to a healthy 155.
Air, road and rail links in all directions. The best times to travel are December to January and March to April. Citizens and foreigners alike need a prior permit to enter the park. There are park safaris to ensure that visitors can leave these animals in their natural freedom. These are usually done in the afternoon.
see more: List of National Parks in Madhya Pradesh
Other animals that live here are:
• Taming Deer: Dancing Deer in Manipur • pig deer, • Sambar and • Muntjac. • Loris • Stump-tailed Macaque • White-headed gibbons, • Teminque’s golden cat • Himalayan black bears and • Malayan bears, to name a few.
Avifauna is attracted by the beautiful Loktak Lake, which mainly includes:
The uniqueness of this place is that it is too deep to be a swamp and too shallow to be a lake. We have witnessed such an amazing natural heritage, it is truly the magic of nature.
Litmus National Park:
Established in 1982, this national park is home to a variety of mammals, reptiles and birds. The most important animals in the area are: • Tragopan, • Tiger • Leopard.
Apart from the main fauna, it is also the natural habitat of the famous litmus lily (scientific name: lily). Every May and June, it blooms on the mountain.
Spring is a beautiful melee, with bright flowers adorn the main peak of litmus. During the rainy season, the place looks like an elusive Garden of Eden, surrounded by the perfect rainbow of colors. The Shirekasong peak near Ukrul is the heart of this veritable paradise.
see more: parks in jharkhand
The waterfall near sardar hill Imphal is one of the most popular waterfalls in Manipur. The picturesque flora surrounding the falls makes it an ideal picnic spot in the newly built “Agape Park”.
On the way to NH39, Central Orchid cultivated 110 rare orchid varieties, including a dozen endemic varieties that start blooming in spring.
Manipur Zoo is located at the foot of a hill where Iroisemba pine trees grow. The main attraction is the elegant Sangai in a mysterious and forest setting.
Manipur is a state with beauty in every corner. The sheer appearance of these nearly unspoiled landscapes makes you wonder about the true potential of the hitherto untapped beauty. So venture out and discover them for yourself.