Imphal, the capital of the easternmost state of Manipur, is the centre of all cultural, commercial and political activities. Manipur, popularly known as the land of jewels splits up naturally into two parts – the hills and the plains. The inhabitants of these two divisions have their own distinctive dialects, customs and tribal costumes.

Though small in size, Manipur is rich in its culture, traditions, festivals, dances, handlooms and handicrafts.