About Thoubal

Thoubal is a major town located in the Thoubal district in Manipur. Thoubal is also the district headquarters of Thoubal district and is the second largest town in the state after Manipur.There is many beautiful tourist spot located in and around the town of Thoubal.

History of Thoubal

History of ThoubalThe Thoubal district came into existence on May in the year 1983 when the sub division Thoubal of the former Manipur Central district along with its administrative units was transferred to create a new district. Thoubal was bifurcated into Thoubal and Kakching sub divisions, later in November 1983. The district has been a viewer of many battles fought over time. The fact that Manipur runs an international border that leads to Myanmar, the route has been a center of many military expeditions counter expeditions and conflict battles between different forces. It is known more for Khongjom, where the last battle for the independence of Manipur was fought in April 1891 against the British army. The battle symbolizes the honorable sacrifice for the motherland, despite knowing well that the Manipuris would be defeated in the hands of the British.

Geography of Thoubal

The district occupies an area of 519 sq kms. This district is located on the eastern half of the Manipur Geography of Thoubalvalley and is formed in a triangular shape having its base facing north. The district occupies a larger portion of the eastern half of Manipur valley and the average elevation is about 790 meters above sea level. There are a number of hillocks in the district. Some of the hill ranges include Khekman range, Mantak, Kwarok and Thongam Mondum-Punam of which Punam hills has an elevation of 3310 feet above sea level. The important rivers in this district are Imphal and the Thoubal.

The Thoubal River originates in the hills of the district of Ukhrul and is a major  tributary of the Imphal River. The Imphal River originates in the hills of the district and then flows south. Apart from these two, other rivers in the district are Wanging, Arong and Sekmai. The Thoubal district also has a number of shallow and rain fed lakes like the Waithou, Kharung, Ikop, Pumlen, Lousi and Ngangou. It can be well said that apart from the Loktak Lake, all other lakes of Manipur are in this district. These lakes provide a good fishing ground for variety of fishes.

Climate of Thoubal

The Thoubal district experiences a moderate climate with rainfall in abundance. The rainy season prevails from June to September. The colder months lasts from December to February. April and May are the hotter months followed by thunderstorms. The average minimum temperature during winter is 4-6oC and the average maximum temperature is 32-35oC. In winters sometimes the temperature drops down below 0oC. The average rainfall the district receives is 1300 mm.

Economy of Thoubal

Agriculture is the prime occupation of a majority of the people of this district. More than 70% of the people of Thoubal are depended on Agriculture.  Among the crops, rice is the main crop accounting around 90% of the total land area under cultivation. Other crops grown are paddy, mustard seeds, pulses, sugarcane, oilseeds, maize, potatoes, pulses, chilies; vegetable and so on. The district is the largest producer of sugarcane in the state of Manipur. Among the plantation crops, pineapples are mostly cultivated. A certain amount of people in the district are also engaged in animal husbandry and fishing. Fishing can be said as the second most important occupation with many lakes here.

Demography of Thoubal

According to 2011 census of India, the total population of Thoubal is 45,947 out of which 22,945 are males and 23,002. The average literacy rate of Thoubal is 82.83 %. The male literacy rate 91.76 % and the female literacy rate is 73.97 %. The official language of Thoubal is Meiteilon (Manipuri).

Tourism in Thoubal


Khongjom War Memorial,

The town of Thoubal has its own distinctive beauty as it is located amidst hills and hillocks. Thousands of People visit this wonderful land. There are several beautiful tourists places located in and around the town of Thoubal. The tourist places include Khongjom War Memorial, Uyokching at Kakching,  Waithou, Thongam Mondum Mahadev and Serou.

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Services in Thoubal

Thoubal  is an important town in located in the Thoubal district in Manipur. Being an important town Thoubal is well equipped with all the required utility services like banking, postal and electricity services. The town also offers emergency services like hospitals and police to the people of the place.

Banks in Thoubal

State Bank of India
Branch: Thoubal
IFSC Code: SBIN0004461
Branch Code: 004461   
Address: Deputy Commissioners Complex
Thoubal, Manipur
Phone no: 03848-223444

United Bank of India
Branch: Thoubal   
IFSC Code: UTBI0THO953
Branch Code: THO953   
Address: Po - Thoubal, Thoubal, Dist - Thoubal,
Manipur- 795138
Phone no: 03848-222759

HDFC Bank
Branch: Thoubal   
IFSC Code: HDFC0002336
Branch Code: 002336   
Address: Athokpam Awang Leikai, Near Thoubal
Dc Court, Thoubal, Manipur

ICICI Bank
Branch: Thoubal
IFSC Code: ICIC0002040
Branch Code: 002040   
Address:  Near D.C. Office, Athokpam Awang Leikai,
Po & Ps Thoubal, Thoubal - 795138, Manipur

Indian Overseas Bank
Branch: Thoubal
IFSC Code: IOBA0002929
Branch Code: 002929   
Address: Opp. Main Market, Thoubal Bazar,
Thoubal Manipur. Pin 795138

Bank of India
Branch: Thoubal
IFSC Code: BKID0005053
Branch Code: 005053   
Address: Thoubal Achouba Ward No-8
Po/Ps Thoubal, Manipur-795138

Canara Bank   
IFSC Code: CNRB0004723
Branch: Thoubal
Branch Code: 004723   
Address: Achouba Bazar, Makha, P.O
Thoubal, Manipur-79513

Central Bank of India
Branch: Thoubal   
IFSC Code: CBIN0284801
Branch Code: 284801   
Address: P.O & P.S Thoubal Manipur
Phone no: 022-22612008

Hospitals near Thoubal

Shija Hospitals and Research Institute (SHRI)
Address: Meitei Langol, Lamphelpat,
Imphal, Manipur-795004
Phone no: 0385 205 5584

Imphal Hospital
Address: RIMS Rd, Lalambung Makhong,
Uripok Khumanthem Leikai
Imphal, Manipur-795001

Sky Hospital & Research Centre
RIMS Rd Lalambung Makhong,
Thangmeiband, Imphal,
Manipur-795004

Public Hospital & Research Institute
Address: Hatta Minuthong, Manipur 795001
Phone no: 096128 24707

Police in Thoubal

  • Emergency: 100
  • SP (Thoubal): 03848-222415 /9436026077
  • Addl. SP (Thoubal): 9612904636

How to reach Thoubal


How to reach Thoubal

By Road


The National Highway 39 passes through the district. One can take buses and private vehicles to Thoubal from Imphal.

By Air

Thoubal has no airport. The nearest airport is located in Imphal at a distance of about 21 kms away.

By Rail
There is no railway station in Imphal. The nearest railway station is the Jiribam Railway Station located 103 kms away.

Thoubal Facts and Figures

Latitude: 24.63oN
Longitude: 94.02oE
Elevation: 2,510 ft (above sea level)
Population (2011): 45,947
Official Languages: Meiteilon (Manipuri)
Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
STD Code: 03848

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