Manipur

Manipur

Do you know that the game of polo originated in Manipur? Later the British soldiers and planters took the game back to England and modified it and popularized it around the world. Once a princely state, Manipur is seeped in history. It came under the British rule after the defeat in the historic Anglo-Manipuri war in 1891 where a war broke out between two allies, the British and the Manipuris after a strained relationship developed between the two parties on account of the murder of five British officers. During World War II, Imphal was occupied by the Japanese soldiers. After Independence it was merged in the Indian union on October 15th 1949 and subsequently became a full-fledged state of India on 21st January 1972.

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This is probably the one and only good hotel in Imphal. Located in the heart of a busy Imphal town, the property's 59 spacious rooms and suites overlooking the historic Kangla Fort, are often not enough to accomodate the growing number of tourists in the city. The Classic Hotel offers discerning business and leisure travellers a warm and genuine hospitality reflecting the local customs of treating guests as gods. A sprinkling of local art (paintings and artefacts) form a part of the decor. A state-of-the art conference room for a…