Tourist Places in Thoubal
Thoubal district is an administrative district in the state of Manipur. Thoubal district has a number of historical importance places and other tourist hotspots. Some of them are:
Khongjom is a historic place located around 10 kms towards the south of Thoubal. It is the place where the last battle for the independence of Manipur was fought in April 1891 against the British army. In March 1891, the British Government declared war in Manipur after the Manipuris killed the Chief Commissioner and his party members. This battle was led by Major General Paona Brajabashi challenging the British army. The battle symbolizes the honorable sacrifice for the motherland.
The place has a memorial erected on a small hillock. It is situated around 36 kms from the state capital Imphal along the Indo-Burma road. The state government of Manipur observes a state holiday on 23rd April every year commemorating the bravery of Major General Paona Brajabashi and his army.
This is an important trading center located towards the south of the Thoubal district on the Imphal-Sugnu state highway. It is located around 74 kms from state capital Imphal and the Imphal River can be beautifully seen from this place.
This is a town popular for its scenic beauty. It is more important for the Waithou Lake located around 16 kms from Imphal on the Indo-Myanmar road. This lake was once a breeding place for the threatened fish species ‘Ngaton’ and was famous for it. However, after the construction of the Cheksabi barrage during 1970’s, the habitat of the fish vanished from the lake. There is an inspection bungalow on the hillside over looking the Waithou Lake. The place is also famous for the tasty pineapples. The town of Waithou is located on the National Highway about 3 kms from Thoubal.
Kakching:Kakching is a town located in Thoubal district about 44 kms from state capital Imphal and about 70 kms from the Indo-Burma border. It is the sub divisional headquarters of Kakching sub division and is a famous trading center. It is the next biggest town in the district after Thoubal.
Pallel:This is a town located in the border of Thoubal and Chandel districts. It is situated on national Highway 39 and is located around 46 kms from state capital Imphal. Pallel is located around 64 kms from Moreh, which is the chief business center in Manipur. The Indo-Myanmar road from Imphal to Moreh passes through this town. The town presents a beautiful landscape with its hills and rivers. The handicrafts and typical agriculture products are found in the local market here.
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