Manipur is known as Jewel of India, surrounded by hills with an oval shaped valley at the centre. The Manipuri dance or ‘Raslila’ had gained popularity all over the world, which showcases the theme of Lord Krishna and his love for Radha. Imphal is the capital and the largest city of Manipur.
The name Manipur is derived from ‘Mani’ (Jewel) and ‘Pur’ (abode). It is bordered by the Indian states of Nagaland to its north, Mizoram to its south, Assam to its west, and shares international border with Myanmar to its east. The game of ‘Pulu’ (Polo) originated in Manipur, with British spreading this game as modern Polo to the Western world during colonial period.
The climate of Manipur is largely influenced by the topography of hilly region. This north-eastern corner of India enjoys a generally amiable climate, though the winters can be chilly.