Manipur popularly known
as the princely state of the North East,
it is set in an oval valley amongst smoky
blue hills . The majority of the people living
here are called the meitei . They are a mixture of kuki and kuki chin mizo
groups. The pristine and isolated environs has made the people to live lavishly
. The state’s inspiration arises from the wondrous balance of flora
and fauna . Due to this reason the forest sustains a host of rare and endemic
plants and animal life . The dancing deer, the rarest creatures of the world
is found here.
Manipur is also very much reputed for its tradition of the arts and handicrafts
. Especially weaving (done by the women) is a honored occupation, which makes
designing in the dazzling range of sarees, sarongs, shawls and bedspreads .
Even the states martial arts are known for their poetic tradition.
Above all, Manipur is known to be the land of Vaishnavite faith .The Raz Laela
dance is based on the legendry love of Radha & Krishna . The Lai Haraoba
(Spring Festival) is a harmonious blend of stylized & ritualistic dances
for peace & prosperity performed with traditionally aesthetic movement
which attracts the tourist in its unique way of entertainment.