I’ve spent only around a week in Manipur but its safe to say Manipur is one of my favourite states in the Northeast. On a usual trip, I may not click many pictures of the locals because sometimes they are not outright friendly – but it wasn’t so in Manipur. Even in the capital Imphal, everyone I met was super interested in chatting up and I never had a ‘no’ in response whenever I asked for permission for clicking a portrait.
Presenting some memorable Portraits from Manipur
As soon as I got out of my hostel in Imphal, this little kid stole my heart at the breakfast dhaba.
I was dropped outside the Govindajee Temple in an auto : My joy knew no bounds when I saw a lady in traditional Manipuri dress inside the temple compound. Glad that she agreed to let me click a picture. Thanks.
As I walked out of the temple, this superstar stood demanding to be clicked!
It was a State Holiday in Manipur that day, and while I was wandering on the pavement to reach Kangla Fort – this prettily dressed lady agreed to pose! I hope she sees it on this blog.
Seeing the lady pose, this Policeman also wanted a share of the spoils. Can’t exactly remember but he also tried to get the photograph on whatsapp.
There were clouds scattered throughout the day but as I walked towards Kangla Fort, the day became brighter as the sun came out. Hope this lady too sees the photograph here; she was curious as to how she can get this photograph.
A memorable photograph of a young couple inside Kangla Fort Complex. They were truly in love inspite of being people with special abilities. More love and power to you guys.
Near the Ima Keithel (The famous all women’s market in Imphal); these ladies sort of semi-posed for this wonderful photograph!
A boatman in action on Loktak Lake in Manipur : He had just caught a nice fish and was quite happy about it.
This rockstar peered out of the hut located on the floating phumdi on Loktak Lake.
Our boatman posing with Mr. Maipakchao of the homestay in the background! What a fun life on the Loktak Lake.
Last but not the least, a picture of myself : Happiness galore wearing the local bamboo hat in Manipur.
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