Manipur, a small yet culturally rich state in northeastern India, is a true gem in the country’s tapestry. With its breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cultural heritage, and warm community, Manipur holds a special place in the hearts of its visitors.
Nestled amidst lush green hills, Manipur offers picturesque valleys, cascading waterfalls, and serene lakes. The largest freshwater lake in Northeast India, Loktak Lake, with its floating islands, provides a tranquil oasis. The state’s natural beauty is a haven for nature enthusiasts. It is home to the world’s only floating national park called Keibul Lama National Park and is the natural habitat of Brow Antlered Deer, locally known as Sangai.
The cultural heritage of Manipur is equally captivating. The art forms, including the graceful Manipuri dance and intricate handloom weaving, showcase the state’s rich artistic traditions. Festivals like Lai Haraoba and Ningol Chakouba bring people together to celebrate their shared heritage. It is accepted that Manipur presented the modern game of Polo to the world.
Manipur’s history adds to its allure, with significant events like the Anglo-Manipur War of 1891. The Kangla Fort, a symbol of the state’s heritage, holds great historical and cultural significance.The European Manipuri Association is an ‘inclusive’ community association set up in 2001 for the welfare of all the Manipuries residing in the UK and the European countries. The association is neither political nor affiliated to any particular community. It aims to promote the rich cultural heritage among its members and create community ties. By fostering a sense of belonging and providing a platform for cultural exchange and networking among the diaspora, it champions to create a happy home away from home.