Day 01 | March - 10 | Friday | Imphal
Being received at Imphal Airport at around 10:30 am transfer to Hotel. Post lunch visit Ima Market. Ima Market is very special, as this is the only market in the entire world solely run by women. Do photography and return to hotel in the evening. Stay overnight at Imphal.
Day O2 | March - 11 | Saturday | Imphal
Whole day visit different places like Ima Market, Govindajee Temple and do photography. In the evening visit different places in Imphal to witness and photograph dance performances of different areas of Manipur. Stay overnight at Imphal.
Day 03 | March - 12 | Sunday | Imphal
All Imphal march towards the Govindajee Temple in the morning on Dolyatra or Holi, singing and dancing all the way through. Walk with them. All day long drummers perform in front of Radha-Krishna inside the temple complex. Freeze those beats. Priests spray colors from four corners to soak the dancing devotees. Share a bit of that. Return to hotel by 8:00 pm in the evening stay overnight at Imphal.
Day 04 | March - 13 | Monday | Imphal - Loktak Lake - Imphal
Early in the morning drive to Loktak Lake via Moirang. Loktak Lake is unique for its innumerous floating islands, locally called ‘phumdis’. We will sail from one floating colony to the other. This will be a voyage - in first and last light - into the heart of a life that sails. Drive down to Imphal in the evening and stay overnight at Imphal.
DAY 05 | March - 14 | Tuesday | Airport
Visit Ima market in the morning once again. Check out the hotel and reach Imphal Airport by 12 noon. Tour ends on arrival at Imphal Airport.
ABOUT THE SKIPPER
Joydip Mitra, a big name in the world of freelance photographers in India. Joydip is based in Kolkata and has taken up photography professionally in 2006. For his outstanding work in his field of photography Joydip Mitra has been honored the Commonwealth Press Union Award in 2004, Lonely Planet Millenium Photo Contest Award in 2010 and Nomination Award, Photography Grant, UK in 2015. As a professional photographer Joydip has worked for magazines like Outlook Traveler, India Today Travel Plus, Hindusthan Times, Jetwings, Better Photography, Times Journal of Photography, Auto India, and many others. He has also been working for houses like Reserve Bank of India, Maruti Udyog Limited, Bruckmann Publishing House, Germany. His published photo books include:Kolkata: Gypsy City (both text and photographs), The Golden Quadrilateral (authored by Bob Rupani, sponsored by Maruti Udyog Limited).To know more about Joydip log on to: www.joydipmitraphotography.com
Tour Cost: INR 21,900/- (Rupees twenty one thousand nine hundred only) + 4.63 % Govt. Service Tax.
Tour cost includes:
1. All accommodations as per itinerary on twin or triple share basis on EP (Stay only).
2. Vehicle for all transfers and activities.
3. Boating in Loktak Lake.
4. Vehicle permit, toll, driver allowance etc.
5. Photography tour skipper.
6. Entry fees.
Tour cost excludes:
1. Air/train fare.
2. All meals during the tour.
3. Bottled water.
4. Camera charges.
5. Tips or gratuities.
6. Any cost of personal nature.
7. Insurance of any kind.
8. Cost other than mentioned in inclusion.
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Manipur, The Jeweled Land, is bordered with three other North-Eastern states of India, Nagaland, Assam and Mizoram in the North, West and East respectively while the Indo-Myanmar international border is the eastern limit of this tiny state. Surrounded by rolling blue hills with an oval shaped valley at the centre, Manipur is unique place rich in art and tradition and blessed with the glory of pristine nature. This is the place where Maharaja Bhagyachandra started the famous Ras Lila, the classical dance form of Manipur.
Manipur has its own art-forms and cultural expressions which are very unique and have distinctively placed themselves in art and cultural tradition of India. Its famous classical dance remains unique in all Manipuri dance forms whether its folk, classical or modern and has a different style and gesture of movement.
Leaning towards art and beauty is inherent in the people and it is difficult to find a Manipuri woman who cannot sing or dance. Manipuris are artistic and creative by nature. This has found expression in their handloom and handicraft products, which are world-famous for their designs, ingenuity, colorfulness and usefulness. Each ethnic group in Manipur has its own distinct culture and tradition deeply embedded in its dances, music, customary practices and pastimes.
Dolyatra in Imphal: Dolyatra (Holi) is one of the most prominent and vibrant festivals of Manipur. All Imphal march towards Govindajee Temple on the morning of Holi, singing and dancing all the way through and gathers themselves in Shree Govindajee Temple. Different groups of long drummers dance before Radha - Krishna inside the temple complex. Priests spray colors from four corners to soak the dancing devotees. The day long program attracts numerous outsiders from different corners of the country.
Loktak Lake: Loktak is the largest fresh water lake in the North-East. Loktak is an assortment of huts on the water. This ancient lake plays an important role in the economy of Manipur. It serves as a source of water for hydropower generation, irrigation and drinking water supply. The lake is also a source of livelihood for the rural fishermen who live in the surrounding areas and on phumdis. 55 rural and urban hamlets around the lake have a population of about 100,000 people.