One of the northeastern states of the country while being a part of 7 sisters is Manipur the “land of gems.” The capital of Manipur is Imphal, which is also a cultural capital of the state.
The terrain and topography of the state are divided into only two parts, the hills and the valley. The state is almost covered with hills, approximately leaving just one-tenth part which is other terrain forms. Due to the vast cover of forests, the abundance in the flora and fauna is indescribable and the state is called the ‘flower of lofty heights’, ‘a jewel of India’ and ‘Switzerland of the East.
India’s largest bamboo producing state, it shares a significant amount of share in the country’s bamboo output and thus economy also. Handlooms, one of the most important cottage industries, ranks on no. 5 on the number of looms in the region.