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7 places in Ukhrul you have to be a fool to not visit

7 places in Ukhrul you have to be a fool to not visit

Fancy some time away from all the din and hustle? Or maybe you want to spend some time with Mother Nature to forego of all the tensions and responsibilities of day to day life? In any case, the hilly town of Ukhrul, situated in Manipur is a must visit for nature lovers, travel enthusiasts and those who just want to spend a few days far from the madding crowd.

Situated in the lap of misty mountains and lush green valleys, Ukhrul is surrounded by virgin forests along the Myanmar border which houses a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Best Time To Visit Ukhrul

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Like almost all hill stations, the prime season to visit Ukhrul is the summer season. With temperature fluctuations as varied as 31 degrees by day to 10 degrees by night, Ukhrul provides the perfect respite from the heat wave washing over the country at the time.

However, you must take care to avoid visiting during the monsoons as torrential rains at times causes landslides which lead to the disruption of the communication and transportation systems.

7 Must Visit Places In Ukhrul

  1. Shirui Kashung Peak, Khayang Peak and Khayang Waterfalls
  2. Kachouphung Lake
  3. Ango Ching Forests
  4. Khankui Cave
  5. Lunghar Seihai Phangrei
  6. El Shadai Park
  7. Duncan Ecological Park

Ukhrul has its own seven wonders which draw adventure seekers and nature lovers throughout the year. Do make sure to tick these off one by one when you visit Ukhrul.

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1. Shirui Kashung Peak, Khayang Peak and Khayang Waterfalls

For a taste of natural splendor, check out the Khayang Peak or Shirui Kashung Peak which offer views that are not for the faint-hearted and rugged treks. The latter overlooks the border between Myanmar and India and has acres of virgin forests and green valleys surrounding it. While you’re at it, you can go lily spotting since Shirui lilies grow abundantly in the entire region. In fact, bird watchers on the Shirui Kashung Peak will be rewarded with sightings of rare species like Mrs. Hume’s bar-backed pheasant and Blyth’s Tragopan.

The Khayang Waterfalls are located in an off-beat destination and you may require extensive trekking for 5-6 days to reach this place. However, the end result is the possibly the most mesmerizing view you have ever seen in your lifetime. The 754 ft. high waterfall is tucked away neatly in the heart of the forests, making for an excellent experience by all means.

2. Kachouphung Lake

Nature lovers will appreciate the Kachouphung Lake which is approximately 7 km away from the Khayang Waterfalls. You can spot some colourful fishes and carp here. If it’s available, you can go boating as well.

3. Ango Ching Forests-

If you fancy a vast and untouched green space which is far away from civilization, Ango Ching is the place to be. This forest covers the border and is home to wild cats, leopards, sambars, black bears, elephants and tigers. Talk of some adventure! You should not be venturing in too deep without a local guide by your side.

4. Khankui Cave

The Khangkui Mangsor Cave or Khankui Cave is Disneyland for every aspiring archaeologist. There is a huge hall which was supposedly the Durbar Hall of the Devil King (as local legend has it). The cave was also a shelter for townsfolk during World War II.

5. Lunghar Seihai Phangrei

Planning to go on a picnic with your near and dear ones? Lunghar Seihai Phangrei is a wonderful option in this regard, being a lovely hill range joining the Shirui Kashung Peak. There are several fruits like passion fruit, grapes and pears growing in the region. Go ahead and take a bite!

6. El Shadai Park

This is a bustling park in the heart of the town and is easily accessible through cabs and rickshaws. This is the perfect spot for lounging about amidst the trees and flowers. Want to recharge yourself after some hectic exploration? You know where to head!

7. Duncan Ecological Park

3 kilometres away from the Ukhrul district headquarters, the Duncan Ecological Park has a popular children’s park inside it and offers a calm ambience amidst some ruins.

Go and get your deserved rest and fun

If you are on your way to do some soul-searching or going through a crisis or maybe just want to enjoy a solo trip, Ukhrul is your place. If you want to have a blast with your friends or embark on a budget adventure, again, Ukhrul is the perfect place to start.

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Budget friendly and easily accessible through Imphal, Ukhrul is going to help you make memories to cherish for a lifetime. And above all a highly literate local population ensures that even if you don’t know the local language, English and Hindi will do just fine.

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