WARNING: A 6.7 magnitude earthquake with an epicentre 29 northwest of Imphal occurred on 3 January 2016. There have been deaths and injuries in Manipur, as well as damage. Check current conditions before travelling to Manipur.
Manipur, Republic of India

Manipur is a state in North-Eastern India. It is bordered by Assam in the west, Nagaland in the north, Myanmar (Burma) in the east, and Mizoram in the south.


Manipur is broadly divided into plain districts (Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishenpur, Thoubal) and hill districts (Ukhrul, Tamenglong, Chandel, Churachandpur, Senapati).


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Has in the past required an Inner-line permit, but may not require one at the moment; check before you go.


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Many plains people (the Meiteis or Maytays) resent the Indian government. The hill tribes (Nagas, Kookis, Zomi/Chin) resent the Indian government, the Maytays and each other. The Zomi/Chin would like to be united in an independent state with their tribespeople in Myanmar. There are multiple competing tribal militias that extort money from their countrymen, block roads, and occasionally erupt into warfare/killing.

Imphal is generally safe (see the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office website and similar sites), but other areas should be visited only on the basis of good local information, and the word 'disturbed' means no-go.

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