Keibul Lamjao National Park

Keibul Lamjao National Park rests around 53km from Imphal on the edge of Loktak Lake. This is known for being the only floating National Park in the World. The park is known for housing "Sangai" - the dancing deer of Manipur. The place was declared a sanctuary in October 1953 to save the sangai deer. Every year thousands of travelers visit here to spot the unique wetland ecosystem of the park.

Fascinating Flora
Keibul Lamjao National Park acts home to some rare animals. However, the most popular remains the brow-antlered deer Cervus eldi named ‘sangai’. It is believed that Sangai became extinct in the year 1951; however, was re-discovered a year later. Other species of deer spotted in the park include the hog deer, sambar and muntjac. A few musk deer can also be seen in the higher hills of the park. Travelers can also spot Tigers, leopards and panthers roaming around freely around the forests here. Here you can also find the marbled cat and Temminck's golden cat, which remain extremely rare. Also, the sight of the Himalayan black bear and the Malayan bear capture the heart of all visitors.

Birdwatchers Delight
Keibul Lamjao National Park is also a paradise for bird watchers being home to some rare birds like Waterfowl, Hooded Crane, Black Eagle and the Shaheen Falcon, etc.

Best Time to Visit
Months from November to April remain the best time to visit the park.

How to Reach:
By Air:  Imphal, at a distance of 53 km. from the park, is well linked by flight to major cities of India.
By Rail: Dimapur, 215 km from Imphal, is the nearest railhead.
By Road: Imphal is well linked by road with Guwahati.


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