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Khoupum Falls: A hidden gem in Manipur

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Manipur, the pride of Northeast India is the ever-blooming hill station attracting a lot of tourists with its picturesque beauty and unique cultures. There are many places in Manipur that are bestowed with natural beauty and one of them is the majestic Khoupum Waterfall tucked away in the Khoupum Valley.

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Located in the Tamenglong district of Manipur, this valley lies at a distance of 81 kms from Imphal and makes for an amazing day trip. It’s a real paradise at all terms; thanks to its fresh air, gushing waterfalls, lush green mountains, huts surrounded by paddy fields, a beautiful lake, Barak River, and Khoupum dam.

So, do you feel like taking a splash of freshness? Then head to Khoupum Waterfall and take a dip there to rejuvenate yourself!

It’s a secluded waterfall located in the valley and the fact that it’s still unexplored, the untouched beauty of it will definitely leave you spellbound. Don’t believe me? Take a look!

Khoupum Waterfalls
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Ah, this is truly a gift for all the nature lovers out there.

Of the seven waterfalls of the Barak River, the Khoupum waterfalls has water gushing from a low height but spread over a broad surface. Amidst the green world of dense forests sprints the greenish-blue water from the rocks.

The place is blessed with thick deciduous vegetation and displays a wide variety of flora and fauna which is truly mesmerising. It is a good place for the ones seeking some adventure activity as one can indulge in trekking down to the picturesque waterfalls crossing the lush green forest and scintillating river.

The scenic beauty that appears while going to the waterfall is a treat to the eyes and can only be felt by being there. You will have trek for an hour till you finally reach the waterfall. During sunset, the falls look wonderful and you might spot a rainbow if you are lucky. Don’t forget to take a dip here and give yourself away in the lap of nature!

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Best Time to Visit

Tamenglong, on the whole, has a pleasant climate. The best time to visit the place is from October to March. The cold season lasts from December to February accompanied by light rainfall. The summers are not so humid.

How to reach?

By Air: The Imphal Airport is the nearest airhead to Tamenglong. Imphal is 158 kilometres from Tamenglong while the airport is situated 8 kilometres from the capital city. The airport is well connected to the major cities of India. From the airpor,t shuttle vehicles can be easily availed to reach Tamenglong.

By Rail: Since Manipur doesn’t have a railhead, the nearest railway station is at Dimapur. To reach Tamenglong, tourists will need to break the journey via Imphal. Dimapur is 215 kilometres from Imphal. Add another 158 kilometres to reach Tamenglong. There are regular vehicles available from both Imphal and Dimapur to reach Tamenglong.

By Road: National Highway 53 and National Highway 39 connect Manipur to the rest of the country. To reach Tamenglong, tourists will need to travel on NH53 via the Old Cachar Road and the Tamenglong Khongsang Road. The state highways also reach Tamenglong from Imphal and are served by the state transport buses.

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