A lovely town on the banks of River Manipur, Imphal is surrounded on almost all side by picturesque hills. Imphal’s beauty attracted many since it was first laid. The presence of a good number of monuments erected by erstwhile rulers stand testimony to the lost glory of Imphal. Unfortunately, Imphal attracted some goriest battles in world history too. A town blessed by nature, Imphal is home to some interesting gardens and national parks too. The most unique thing in Imphal however remains the Khwairamband Market, a market run only by women. Imphal is also home to an orchidarium, which has over a 100 varieties of orchids growing. The Manipur State Museum is also an important place to visit in Imphal and has a rich collection of Manipuri costumes, war items and ancient relics. Travel for leisure or business, there are a large number of hotels in Imphal. One can rest assured of finding a hotel in Imphal that suits his needs and preferences.