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Ukhrul Attractions


The Green Town - Ukhrul Manipur

Admired for its beautiful Shiroi Lily(Lilium mackleanae Sealy), Ukhrul is an arresting district of Manipur. Shiroi Lily is found on the peak of Shirui Kashong which is located at a distance of 18 km east of the district headquarters. This rare and world famous flower was discovered by Frank Kingdon Ward in 1946 when he came to Manipur Hills for botanical collection on behalf of the New York Botanical Garden. This unique lily has seven colours when viewed trough a microscope. Ukhrul is the highest hill station of the state offering amazing views of nature. Located 83 km from the capital city Imphal, Ukhrul was a sub-division in 1919 during the British rule. It later became a full-fledged district and came to be known as the East District of Manipur in 1969. It is a home to Tangkhul Nagas which forms the majority of the population of the district. Here you will get an opportunity to view a wide variety of flora and fauna.


Attraction Of Ukhrul:


Khayang Peak: Offering picturesque view of nature, Khayang Peak is the highest peak of Ukhrul.


Shirui Kashung Peak: This peak is very popular because of its sheer beauty. Various rivers originate from the crevices and slopes of this peak. The peak becomes more charming when rare Siroi lily blossoms here during the months of May and June.


Khangkhui Cave: It is a natural lime-stone cave where the people of the village took refuge during the World War II.


Other places of tourist interest in Ukhrul are Hundung Mangva Cave; Dilily Water Fall near Khayang Phungtha; Azoa Jenephiu Magi Lake near Kachouphung; Cold Water Fishery Project near zero point Phangrei, Shirui; Saline Springs at Rajai Kl. And Kn., Marem,Maramphung, Kalhang, Luireishimphung; Longpi Pottery at Longpi; Khayang Peak; MATA Industrial Complex, Lungpha; Chingjui Matza; Phangrei Picnic Spot; Nillai Tea Estate on the way to Tolloi.


How To Reach:
Air: Imphal Airport is the nearest airport.
Rail: Dimapur is the nearest railway station
Road: Imphal the capital of Manipur is connected with Dimapur and Silchar by road.


Accommodation:
Comfortable accommodation facilities are available in and around Imphal.

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