Tourists inflow to State fluctuates with little growth down the years

Imphal, October 10 2017: Even though the State’s tourism potential has been acknowledged by one and all, and the State Government started celebrating Manipur Sangai Festival since 2010 with the primary objective of projecting Manipur as a popular tourism destination, the volume of tourist inflow into the State has been fluctuating with little growth . […]

Booking.com sets sights on NE for a toehold

NEW DELHI, Jun 11 :Global travel giant Booking.com is taking a big bet on India’s North-East as it wants to take the lead in popularising the region, but has flagged the curbs on alcohol and meat as a “disturbing” trend for the sector. “We don’t know how big the North-East could be, but we do […]

Now stay for the night at NE: PM to Ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now made one-night stays mandatory for Union Ministers who visit the North Eastern States — an effort to send out a message that the insurgency-hit region is safe for all. The directive comes two years after the Prime Minister’s Office planned fortnightly visits of Union Ministers to the region. Tourism […]

Ukl has tourism potential : Thai Minister

Ukhrul, May 17 : Tharadol Thongruang, Minister Counsellor (Commercial) Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi has categorically stated that Ukhrul has immense potential to be developed as a beautiful tourism centre of Manipur. The Thai Minister who is here to attend to Shirui Lily Festival while speaking at the one day Out Reach Programme on the […]

Tourism PS takes stock of preparations for Shirui Lily fest Steps on to hardsell State Flower

Mungchan Zimik Ukhrul, Apr 29 : Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Dr Sapam Ranjan who is also the working chairman of the scheduled Shirui Lily festival visited Ukhrul today along with Parliamentary Secretaries Leishiyo Keishing, Khashim Vashum, MLA Alfred Arthur Kangam and Tourism Secretary N Ashok Kumar to get a first hand report of the ongoing […]

Menu laid out for Shirui Lily Fest

IMPHAL, Apr 24: The first ever State-level Shirui Lily Festival scheduled from May 16 to 20 would feature cultural dance and music programmes of different ethnic groups of the land. Moreover, all the visitors would be treated with delicious indigenous dishes of the Tangkhul community. A meeting of the festival’s programme sub-committee was held today […]

Sangai Festival 2016- Closing Day

A choreographic presentation under the theme ” Yengu Machusingse, Leihaosidagi Houbani..” which is choreograph by Ranjit Adhikarimayum, Principal of Government Dance College.       Click the below links to view Event Photos of Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 7 Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 4 Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 3 Sangai Festival 2016 […]

Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 7

Events: Cultural Performance by artistes from Thailand Cultural Performance by Zou Dance Troupe, Chandel Cultural Performance by artiste from Senapati Cultural Performance by Sandani Rangana Kala Niketan, Santiniketan, West Bengal Cultural Performance by Baster Band, A Centre for Cultural Heritage, Chhattisgarh Kathak Dance performance by Pt. Birju Maharaj and his group-Kalashram, Delhi Click the below […]

Sangai Festival 2016 Day 4

Cultural Dance performed by the Seven States from North East India also known as Seven Sisters. Click the below links to view Event Photos of Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 3 Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 2 Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 1

Guwahati Bhavan closed after inauguration

The recently inaugurated Manipur Bhavan at Guwahati remains non-functional to the dismay of traveling Manipuris. Two state advocates during their recent visit at Guwahati for some legal work went to Manipur Bhavan at Rajgarh Road only to find a ‘Close’ sign in the front gate of the building. Two advocates were on a work tour […]

Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 3

Events List: Thang Leiteng by Huyen Lallong Manipur Thang Ta AssociationCultural performace by Vaiphei Cultural Troupe Churachandpur, Phungarel Jagoi by Thoibi Manipuri Dance & Cultural Research Institute Cultural performace by artistes from Senapati Thang Ta by the Thang Ta and Cultural Research Academy Thougal Jagoi by Manipur Public Music and Dance Centre Cultural performace by Rangailong […]

Sangai Festival 2016 – Day 2

Events List: Thang Leiteng by Huyen Lallong Manipur Thang Ta Association Pung Cholom by Ibudhou Loyalakpa Manipuri Dance Group Thang Yaannaba by Huyen Lallong Manipur Thang Ta Association Kartal Cholom by Shri Hari Nata Sankritana Academy (SHANSA) and Dasa Avataar Manipur Jagoi Marup.   Click the below links to view Event Photos of Sangai Festival […]

Come up with action plan, tourism secy tells NE states

The Union tourism secretary Vinod Zutshi today asked all the states in the Northeast including Sikkim to formulate comprehensive action plans for promoting tourism and develop infrastructure to attract foreign and domestic tourists. Addressing the inaugural programme of a 2-day 5th International tourism mart for the Northeast region at City Convention Centre here today he […]

Sangai Festival 2016 Day 1

The 10 day Sangai Festival kicked off at Imphal’s Hafta Kangjeibung ground on 21st November, 2016. Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla was the chief guest at the inaugural function, which was presided over by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh. Ambassador of Japan to India He Kenji Hiramatsu, Chief Minister, Chin State Government of Myanmar and Deputy […]

Manipur gets country’s longest safety rail tunnel

Imphal: Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday laid the foundation of the longest safety rail tunnel in the country on the Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal rail project in land-locked Manipur. Prabhu also laid the foundation of a station building at Tupul and announced commencement of work on the second portal of tunnel No 12 at an event […]

World’s highest skywalk foundation stone laid in Sikkim

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling recently laid the foundation stone of a ropeway and support facilities for the Bhaleydhunga Skywalk Project at Dhapper in Yangang, which once completed, will be the world’s highest skywalk. Conceptualized by Chamling himself, the Bhaleydhunga Skywalk will be built at a height of 10,300 feet with world class infrastructure and […]

No more tourism festivals please: Mapao villagers

The day was September 27, Tourism Day was to be observed at Mapao Zingsho village. The villagers were enthusiastic as the Chief Minister along with the Deputy Chief minister were to arrive at the village for the first time for the state level festival. Organizers had told that a crowd of at least 5000 could […]

Assam is not disturbed, rectify travel advisory: Assam tourism minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to UK and Australia

GUWAHATI: Assam Tourism Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday asked UK and Australia to rectify travel advisory to its citizens on Assam. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued advisory to its citizens saying, “Although the overall security situation in the North-East of India is improving, some areas within the North-Eastern states, especially in […]

Centre rules out Intl flights

IMPHAL, Aug 16 : The Government of Manipur has been informed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation that international flight to and from Imphal airport could not be introduced as Imphal has no adequate air traffic potential. In response to a representation sent by Chief Secretary O Nabakishore on May 30 this year, the Ministry […]

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Arunachal bags ‘Best Adventure Tourism Destination Award’

New Delhi, Aug 2: Arunachal Pradesh Tourism bagged the Today’s Traveller Award 2016, organised by Gill India Group for Best Adventure Tourism Destination at the 10th Annual Today’s Traveller Awards 2016 held at Taj Palace, New Delhi on Tuesday. Additional Resident Commissioner, Jigmi Choden along with Resident Tourism Officer, Adong Moyong, Arunachal Bhawan received the […]

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