Tourism in ThoubalThe town of Thoubal is located amongst hills and hillocks. Right from natural beauty to historical monument, the town of Thoubal has lots to offer to the tourists. Thousands of tourists visit this place every year. It is a popular tourist destination in Manipur.
Popular Tourist Places in ThoubalThe town of Thoubal has a number of historical importance places and other tourist hotspots. The popular tourist places in Thoubal are mentioned below.
Khongjom War Memorial
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 the year 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.
Panthoibee TempleThe Panthoibee Temple is located in Thoubal. It is a famous pilgrim spot and a holy place for the Meitei community in Thoubal. Local goddess, Panthoibee is worshipped here. There is a tiger statue constructed in front of the temple and it symbolizes pride and courage.
SugnuThis 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.
Ikop Lake is a popular tourist spot in Thoubal. It is located at an elevation of 772 meters above sea level. The lake is situated amidst beautiful landscape. This place is best place for photographers. This place is also popular amongst the locals. The shape of the lake is of a popular saucer basin and the lake has a gentle slope and curved bottom.
Pumlen LakeThe Pumlen is a beautiful freshwater lake in Thoubal. The lake is also known as Pumlen Pat. The total area of the lake is 19 square km. The entire Lake is covered with Phumdis. The beautiful flowering weeds add more to the lake. The tourist can enjoy the natural beauty of the lake.
WaithouThis 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.
Lousi LakeThe Lousi Lake is a famous lake in Thoubal among geologists. The lake covers an area of 18.64 sq km and it consists of a tender wetland ecosystem. All nearby areas are supplied with drinking water from the Lake.
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.
Thoubal Manipur Sahitya SamitiThe Manipur Sahitya Samiti is a must visit tourist destination in Manipur. It is Manipur’s cultural and literature centre located in Thoubal. Number of cultural and literature books has been released by to encourage poets and writers and also to spread interest in literature among youth. Regular poet meets and cultural programs are organized by the Samiti.
PallelThis 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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