Manipur, surrounded by Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam and Mynamar, has Imphal as its capital. As it is a sensitive border area, Tourists who want to travel to Manipur require a Restricted Area Permit, which is valid for 10 days.
Literally meaning "the jeweled land", Manipur is richly endowed with natural splendor and grandeur. It has 16 districts: Bishnupur, Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Senapati, Tamenglong, Thoubal, Ukhrul, Kangpokpi, Tengnoupal, Pherzawl, Noney, Kamjong, Jiribam, Kakching.
Agriculture is the single largest source of livelihood, for a majority of the rural masses, and the state economy also depends on it. Industry in Manipur is not very well developed. However, the state is striving towards industrialization, with the setting up of many large and small-scale industrial units. The main industries of Manipur are pharmaceuticals, steel re-rolling, plywood, bamboo chipping, cement, vanaspati and electronics and the service sector comprises of Real estate, Consultancies, Travel and Tourism, Hotel Industry and Insurance.