An expertly organised, great-value tour with
a huge variety of subjects and sights. A fabulous, colourful trip
through the real India
6 km. from Imphal, towards the west,
in Manipur Zoological Garden
at Iroishemba lying on the Imphal
Kangchup Road. You will find some rare
found species in this zoological
garden. A trip to the Manipur Zoological
at the foot of the pine-growing hillocks
in the westernmost corner of Lamphelpat
is really enjoyable.
You will have an opportunity to
see the graceful brow antlered deer
(Sangai), one of the rarest species
in the world, in sylvan surroundings
of the Garden.
in Manipur, Keibul Lamjao is probably
the world's only 'floating'
sanctuary that comprises 40 sq. km.
of wetland overgrown with 1.5 m. deep
vegetation (called phumdi). The park
has several distinguishing features.
Apart from the vegetation and terrain,
an important highlight of the park
is the Loktak Lake (6, 475 ha.), the
freshwater lake in India; a large portion
of which falls within the park.
The entire Loktak
Lake was protected and declared a sanctuary
October 1953, mainly to
save the sangai or Brow Antlered Deer,
which was threatened by extinction. Following
the re-discovery of the deer, in July
1954, this area was officially notified
as a sanctuary in 1966 and a decade later,
on March 28, 1977, the Keibul Lamjao
National Park was created.