The state flower of Manipur, Siroy Lily, also called Shirui Lily or Lilium Macklinae is a rare pinkish white flower found only int the Siroy Hill Range in the Ukhrul District of Manipur. It is named after Jean Macklin, the wife of Dr. Frank Kingdon Ward who spotted the flower in 1946 while collecting botanical specimens. The Royal Horticultural Society, one of the world’s leading horticultural organizations honoured the Siroy Lily with its prestigious merit award at its Flower Show in London in 1948.
This pre-historic cave is one of the major tourist attractions of Ukhrul district of Manipur. Excavations have discovered evidence of habitations of Stone-Age communities. This limestone cave presents huge tourism potential and can attract lots of students, archaeologists and researchers from both within and outside the country.
Located at the border with Nagaland at Senapati district of Manipur, the valley is famous for its wide range of flowers that blooms every season. It is also considered one of the best treks in the state and draws increasing number of domestic and foreign visitors each year. The valley stretches like a green carpet across the horizon and never fails to enchant its visitors.
Tharon Cave located about 27 km from Tamenglong, the district headquarters of Tamenglong district is one of the must visit places in Manipur. It is said that the caves have been used as shelters for over thousands of years. Excavations inside the cave produced items related to the Hobinian culture of North Vietnam.
The Bunning meadow is located on the western side of the picturesque Tamei town in the Tamenglong district of Manipur. In June, the meadow is filled with enchanting ground orchids and various wild lilies.