Known as the 'Jewel of India', as it lies against deep
within a lush green corner of North East India, Manipur is a shining pearl
in the Himalayan system. Surrounded by blue hills with an oval shaped valley
at the centre, Manipur is bounded by Nagaland in the north, Mizoram in the
south, upper Myanmar in the east and Cachar district of Assam in the west.
The valley portion of the state is surrounded by hill ranges from all sides.
Manipur had been a Union Territory from 1956 and became a full-fledged state
from 1972. Main Tourist places include War Cemetery, Saheed Minar, Manipur
Zoological Garden, Shri Shri Govindajee Temple etc.