Places of Interest
Khuga dam is a recently built dam located near the town of Churachandpur. It is located to the south of this town. The construction had started in 1983 but the work was ignored for many years until 2002, when it was resumed. Finally, in 2010, Sonia Gandhi inaugurated the dam. However, it has not yet worked to its full capacity. This dam is 38 meters high and stretches over 230 meters. People visit this dam to enjoy and absorb the nature’s wonders. It is not just a popular tourist spot, but also a famous picnic spot for the locals.
Ngaloi is a small village located at a distance of 9 km from Churachandpur. Its original name is Ngaloimoul. It is a popular tourist attraction because of the Ngaloi Waterfall. The low lying mountains and the greenery provide the perfect background for the magnificent cascading waterfall. The white foamy water gushing down the dark rocks is accompanied with the cool breeze of the mountains.
Tribal museum is a place for people who are interested in the history of this town at Hill Town. It gives them a detailed knowledge of the early human settlements and the tribal lifestyle of the people of this region. Though it is not a very huge museum, it has a decent collection of antiques that once belonged to the traditional tribal people. These include the tribal costumes, religious accessories, cane and bamboo crafts and many other cultural artifacts. The museum also has a wide variety of old ornaments and weapons.
The state of Manipur is known for its natural attractions as well as the caves. As might be known to many people, it has an array of historic caves that not only serve as tourist attractions but also as an important link for the archaeologists to trace back the history of the region. Tonglon caves of Singngat sub-division are the most famous caves of Churachandpur. They are regarded as one of the best cultural and historical highlights of the town. The carvings and sculptures present at these caves give one a good insight of the early settlements. The scripts and engravings found here helped many historians to understand about the past of Manipur.