Hot Tourist Destinations of Northeast

Lord Krishna Temple

Manipur is rapidly growing on its tourism front. One after another spots start getting fresh lease of life to strike more revenue from the domestic and foreign tourists. Another spot that does not miss even a single tourist is the Lord Krishna Temple. Constructed in 1704, the ancient Hindu temple beside a river in Imphal at Brahmpur Guru Aribam Leikai, now occupies a prominent place in the world tourism map. Come inside the brick temple and catch a glimpse of the idols of the Lord Krishna. The tourists find it very exciting to see the foundation of the temple of three brick layers. The most magnificent is the dome, which is supported by the sanctum cube. The surface decoration with floral motifs with nilchakra.

The tourists in the August fag-end share the joy of the Janmastami celebration to mark the birth of the Lord Krishna. People throng in thousands at the temple premises to celebrate the festival for two days. The main part of the celebration takes place at night much to the delight of the tourists who are no less impressed with the Manipuri tradition and culture.

He was none other than the King Charairongba who built the temple in 1704 AD. The entire area of the historic temple is well connected by surface transport. Imphal is the nearest airport for the air tourists from where bus and taxi services are available to the cave town. The closest rail head is also Imphal and the temple is reachable from Guwahati via Imphal by bus through National Highway 36 and 39. Don’t miss the paradise from October to March.
Destination at a Glance
How to reach

By Air: The Imphal Airport has flight services to all major destinations of the country.
By Train: The closest junction to Imphal is Dimapur railway station which is located at a distance of 215 kms,Manipur
By Road: Guwahati to Imphal;(490.9 kms) via NH 36 and NH39.
Imphal to Lord Krishna Temple (8 kms)Indo-Burma road.

22X18.40s km2
Best time to visit
October to March
Nearest city