Keibul Lamjao National Park

Keibul Lamjao National Park, Bishnupur District: Address, Keibul Lamjao National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Keibul Lamjao National Park

Keibul Lamjao National Park
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Keibul Lamjao Road, 795133 India

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malnit
Canberra, Australia16 contributions
Amazing experience
Mar 2020
This is WRONGLY posted as in Bengal. This National Park is in Manipur, close to Imphal.

As others have said - this is the only floating national park in the world, and the best time to visit is early morning.

We had a great time there, and saw a few Sangai deer. The entry fee is nominal, and the guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

He provided binoculars and a telescope for us, and took us on a short trip on the narrow boat.

Although he was a volunteer, he was so interested in sharing all the information.

We are glad we made this trip, although we had never heard of it before.
Written April 5, 2020
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982pradipb
Navi Mumbai, India398 contributions
A morning Sojourn
Oct 2019 • Friends
We reached the park early in the morning. After entering the gate after payment of nominal fee we went to the hilltop through a winding road. There is a view point on top to see the Sangai deer , found only in the area. We could see two at a distance. Down below there is vast tract of land which probably gets inundated during monsoon.
Written October 19, 2019
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debarshid73
Kolkata (Calcutta), India222 contributions
Beautiful scenic
May 2019 • Family
Keibul Lamjao national park is about 7 kilometers away from Loktak lake. A day visit is sufficient for this park. Area is about 40 km square, however most of the land is floating. This is the only floating national park in the world. Park is also famous for Manipur's endangered Sangai deer. You can go to watch tower by car, cycle or even by walking to have a view from the top. Boat ride option is also there. Scenic beauty from watch tower is awesome.
Written May 10, 2019
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ravichandra108
Hyderabad District, India200 contributions
Must visit in Manipur!
Nov 2018 • Solo
The Keibul Lamjao national park is listed as the only floating national park on the globe. It is also home to the Sangai deer, the state animal of Manipur. There is tiny steam that one can go on on a paddling boat for a small fee. After a certain distance, one can get off on to the 'bank', only to realize the floating nature of the place.The volunteers who take visitors on the trip are knowledgeable and are also passionate about their work.
Written January 27, 2019
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Dnyate
Mumbai, India136 contributions
Something different
Dec 2018
The best time to visit this National Park is in the morning or late in the evening. this is because the Sangai deer can be spotted during those time. Take a canoe ride in the waters of the floating national park. It is an experience. They give you a chance to feel the floating park by getting down at the end point. Be careful, be light footed or else you may have your leg inside the water. But dont miss it.
Written December 20, 2018
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giri22in
New Delhi, India287 contributions
small
Nov 2018 • Solo
its floating national park in the world and also the home of sangai deer. But it is hardly diificult to find the dear
Written November 27, 2018
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Sanjukta Mitra
Kolkata (Calcutta), India172 contributions
Nature' s gift
Oct 2018 • Family
The only floating national park in India. It is considered as world's largest floating island. Its a must visit place in Manipur tour. The national park is basically made of elephant grass. To identify the Sangai Deer (available only here) you have to reach observatory point which is a hill top. You can get washrooms also at observatory point. To enjoy the floating park you must need to do the boat ride run by two unemployed manipuri boy. You need entry tickets to enter the park.
Written November 14, 2018
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DR KAUSHIK MITRA
Kolkata (Calcutta), India114 contributions
The only floating National Park
Oct 2018 • Family
Situated about 10 min drive from Mourani Bazaar in Bishnupur district of Manipur.. Situated on the phumdis of Loktake Lake.. It is the only home of endangered dancing deer Sangai.. Watch tower is on the top of a hillock from where you can spot Sangai by binoculars.. Wild boar and different species of birds are also found here.. You can also have the experience of boat ride through the channels between phumdis.. It's difficult to spot dear among the tall grasses.. But it is really a wonderful experience...
Entrance fee Rs.300 per person, Car Rs.100, Camera Rs.50 per still camera...
Written October 22, 2018
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TimetravellerJ
Mumbai297 contributions
Unique floating national Park
May 2018 • Couples
What makes Keibul Lamjao different from any other national Park in the world is the fact that the same floats! The entire park is entirely on a Phumdi which is an exclusive feature of Loktak lake in Manipur.

The national park is a 10 - 15 min drive from Moirang Bazaar which will take you at the top of a little hillock from where there are watch towers that show the entire expanse of the 40 Sq. Km national Park. Tickets for each vehicle (Rs. 100) and each person (Rs. 30) needs to be purchased at the entrance of the park itself.

As you drive through the tall vegetation in the park, you can spot various colourful birds all around and on the Loktak lakeside. However, the highlight and purpose of this visit is to spot the state animal of Manipur, which is the Sangai deer (also called the dancing deer) which is found only in Manipur and which, sadly, faces the danger of extinction as its main habitat (the phumdis) have steadily started to degenerate due to human intervention.

Although there are a few boats in the Loktak in the national park itself, which take you through the Phumdi, it might not really be the best way to see the deer as these animals are shy and too scared to venture out anywhere close to noise and humans. Therefore, it is advisable to carry good binoculars or borrow one from the local at the watch tower (at around Rs. 10 pp) and try to spot the beautiful Sangai from the watch tower. Although difficult, it's not at all impossible (I managed to spot 2-3 of them!).

Depending on one's interest and patience in spotting the Sangai , the time spent at the watch tower of the national Park can range from 15 mins to 1 hour,or even more if you are an enthusiast. There's nothing else to do up there and no food or drink is available, so it's advisable to carry your snacks /water bottles. There's plenty of shade at the watch tower and one can comfortably sit there.

Do visit to see these rare species of animals in their natural habitat. Also, do your bit to save them from extinction by not polluting the lake and the place.
Written May 21, 2018
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drgursev
Mumbai, India132 contributions
A Floating National Park!!!
Apr 2018 • Family
Tucked away in every corner of India are such hidden gems...best known as a habitat for the native deer called Sangai...it’s an amazingly beautiful place...clean...well maintained with designated view points...truly off the beaten path !!!
Written May 17, 2018
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