Famous Offbeat Attractions Around ImphalPopular tourist attractions are definitely a hit among the masses, but there are times when one wants to visit something different and unique. For some cultural and heritage attractions are unique, while for the others museums and forts define uniqueness. Hence, offbeat attractions vary as per the taste of the people only. All the regions and cities have some kind of offbeat attraction located around them and Imphal is no exception to that. There are many varieties of offbeat attractions are located in the city as well as around the city. Let us take a look at some of the famous ones here:
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Also known as “Palace of Kangla”, Kangla Fort is one of the most visited places of Imphal. The fort is located within the city itself and used to be under the control of Assam Rifles till 2003. After that the fort was opened for public viewing. Significant historical and archaeological remains are the main attractions for the tourists here.
Type of Attraction: Fort
Distance from Imphal: 2 Km
Chorus Repertory Theatre
For all the art and cinema lovers, artists of Chorus Repertory Theatre offer some great piece of work to enjoy. The theater was built in the year 1976 and has been remodeled many times over the past years due to disastrous monsoons of the region. It is spread over an area of 2 acres and is a centre of modern art and cinema. Chakravyuha is a famous show and has been performed here for more than 100 times. Artists of this theatre have performed in many cities including Gainsborough, Bradford, Havana, London, Toyama, Amsterdam and Tokyo.
Type of Attraction: Art and Cinema
Distance from Imphal: 6 Km
It is one of the most famous archaeological sites of Imphal that shows the ancient culture of the city. It is one of those ancient places that give us an insight in the history of the tribe of this region. It is an excavated site and reveals the set of practices, rituals and customs of the tribe for survival, enhancement and death including the secondary burial practices. Not only the tourists but many scientists also find this place fascinating and visit the same frequently.
Type of Attraction: Cultural
Distance from Imphal: 15 Km
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Type of Attraction: Museum
Distance from Imphal: 20 Km
Type of Attraction: Cultural Village and Museum
Distance from Imphal: 45 Km