State : Manipur, the north eastern state of India.
Best time to Travel : October to February.
Location : Chandel, a district of Manipur is about 64 km from Imphal, the capital town of Manipur. The NH 39 passes through Chandel.
Know Chandel in Manipur
The Chandel district of Manipur (formerly known as Tengnoupal) came into existence on 13th of May, 1974. Chandel in Manipur lies in the south-eastern part of Manipur, in north east India. Chandel is shares its international boundary with Myanmar (erstwhile Burma) on the south.
Chandel Manipur is domesticated by several communities. Manipur Chandel is sparsely inhabited by about 20 various tribes. The different communities are spread all over the Chandel district in Manipur.
Prominent tribes inhabiting the district are - Anal, Lamkang, Kukis, Moyon, Monsang, Chothe, Thadou, Paite, and Maring etc. There are also other communities like Meiteis, and Muslims in small numbers as compared to the tribes.
Airport : Imphal Airport, lies 8 km from Imphal city toward south. Imphal connects the place with Guwahati, Delhi, and Calcutta. Indian Airlines connects Imphal with Delhi via Guwahati on a daily basis.
Railhead : Dimapur, 215 km from Imphal, is the nearest railhead for Manipur. Take a bust or taxi from here to Chandel.
Road Transport : Chandel district is connected by the National Highway No. 39 reaching up to Moreh. There are several buses plying from Imphal to Chandel daily. The State Highway No. 10 diverts from National Highway No. 39 at Pallel connecting the district head quarters.
Sightseeing in Chandel (Manipur)
Tengnoupal is about 20 Km. from Chandel. The highest point on the Indo-Myanmar Road, from here one can get a full view of the valley of Manipur. The beauty of the place is awesome.
The Moreh town, the international trade center of the state lies on the southernmost part of the District. This border town is located on the Indo-Myanmar Road, about 70 Km. from Chandel. When the Trans-Asian Super Highway comes into existence, Chandel district will be one of the gateways to the Asian countries. Being a commercial town it attracts a large number of people from neighbouring places. Moreh is only 5 Km. from Tamu town, its Myanmar counterpart. Opening of the Border Trade turns Moreh into an important centre in the Northeast.