About KakchingKakching is a popular town located in the Thoubal district in Manipur. The town is located in the southeastern region of Manipur. Kakching is second largest town in the district and also it serves as the sub divisional headquarters of kakching sub division. Kakching is also referred to as the granary of Manipur. Kakching is also known as the granary of Manipur, due to its output of paddy. The town is also an important commercial hub in the state of Manipur.
Geography of KakchingThe town is located in the southern part of Imphal valley at an average altitude of 2545 feet above sea level. It lies between 24.48oN latitude and 93.98oE longitude. Kakching is about 44 km from Imphal and 70 km from the border of India with Burma. The Sekmal River runs through the town. Sekmal River is one of the major rivers in Manipur and it flows northwards and provides water in and around the town and also to the cultivation areas.
Economy of KakchingThe main occupation of the people here is agriculture and business. The farmers here practice double cropping due to the availability of proper canal and irrigation facilities. The major crops produces here are pulses, rice, potatoes and cereal. The State and Central government also finances number of small scale industries in the town. The handicraft and handloom products are sold in the Kakching Market.
Demographics of KakchingAs of 2011 India census, the population of the city of Kakching is 32,138 out of which 15,710 are males and 16,428 are females. The average literacy rate of the people here is 78%. The official language of Kakching is Meiteilon (Manipuri).
Tourism of KakchingKakching is also a popular tourist spot in Manipur. People from far and wide visit this beautiful place and they are stunned by the view of its dramatic landscape and natural scenic beauty. It is one of the most beautiful places in North east. The town of Kakching has some amazing tourist attraction.
Tourists Places in and around KakchingKakching is blessed with pleasant climate and exotic locations. Some of the notable tourist places in and around the town of Kakching are:
Kakching Eco Tourism Park
The Kakching Garden or Eco Tourism Park at Uyok Chingin Kakching is a must visit tourist location in Kakching. The tourist can enjoy the breathtaking natural view from the hill-top located inside the park. The park covers an area of 3 acres and is the ideal destination to enjoy the natural surroundings. The park is also the home of rich flora and fauna. There is also a large ancient temple of to Lord Shiva inside the park. The fountain in the park is named after a legendary Haoreibi Shampubi. Rare flowers like Kaboklei, Kund, Malika, Ingellei and as many as 70000 plants of different species are found in the park. It is a perfect place for photographers.
It is another popular tourist place in Kakching. There are 100,000 pieces of indigenous fish "Pengba" and also other varieties of fishes have been farmed in this lake. The Government of Manipur in order to promote tourism has also made angling facilities available in the lake.
The various ethnic collection in museum include textiles, traditional costumes of kings and tribal chiefs, , about 1200 rare manuscripts and scriptures, materials ranging from stone age tools and products to the contemporary records, sacred Puyas or local ( Manipuri ) religious texts, wooden seats, carves, weapons of hunting and war technological implements, weighing machines, tribal headgears and ornaments, , pottery, ancient and medieval manuscripts, things belonging to the medieval times and lots more.
The museum also works towards literary publications such as Neolithic tools of Manipur (in English), Leirol (the flower ballads of Manipur), Yakairol ( in English ) a number of rituals books, Ariba Meiteilongee Ramayana, traditional novels of Meitei scripts etc. The museum also publishes Books on Meitei culture and literature. The Museum offers the visitors a view into the rich ancient tradition and culture of Manipur.
Services in KakchingKakching is a major town in located in the Thoubal district in Manipur. Being an important town kakching provides all the required services to its people like banking, postal and electricity services. Kakching also offers emergency services like hospitals and Police to the people of the region.
BanksState Bank of India
IFSC Code: SBIN0010757
Branch Code: 010757
Address: Kakching, Dist: Thoubal, Manipur
Phone no: 03848-261822
United Bank of India
IFSC Code: UTBI0KAK345
Branch Code: KAK345
Address: Kakching Bazar, Thoubal, Manipur: 795103
Phone no: 03848-261224
IFSC Code: UTIB0002208
Branch Code: 002208
Address: Ayangpung, Kakching Bazar,
Near Chandel Parking
Dist: Thoubal, Manipur-795135
Phone no: 03848-261031/261088/261036
Branch: Kakching Bazar
IFSC Code: UCBA0002999
Branch Code: 002999
Address: Kakching,Dist:Thoubal, Manipur
Phone no: 872188617
Post OfficesKakching Post office
Post office Status Sub Office
Address: Kakching Post Office,
Thoubal District, Manipur: 795103.
Phone no: 03848-261230
Address: Kakching Lamdong, Near AR Camp
Thoubal District, Manipur – 795103
Phone no: 03848-261907 / 261908
Yoga & Nature Cure Research Hospital
Address: Kakching, Manipur-795103
Address: Kakching, Manipur-795103
Address: Unnamed Rd, Kakching, Manipur-795103
PoliceEmergency: 100 (Toll Free) / 91 385 2440 100
DGP, Manipur: 0385-2451166/2450289
How to Reach Kakching
Kakching is connected by AH-1 with Thoubal town and Moreh town. There town is also connected by an inter-district road with chandel district headquarters.
Kakching has no airports and the nearest air link is the Tulihal Airport located about 46 km away in Imphal. There are regular flight services to all major destinations of the country from the airport. One can hire cab or buses to reach the city.
There is no railway line in Kakching and the nearest rail head is the Dimapur Railway Station in Nagaland about 255 km from Kakching. Jiribam has a narrow guage. It is located about 256 kms from Kakching.
Kakching can be easily reached from Imphal though roadways. There are regular taxi and bus servives from the Imphal to Kakching. The major cities of Manipur are connected to Kakching by the district roads. National Highway 102 runs through Kakching and connects all the major cities like Thoubal, Tengnoupal, Palel, Imphal, Khangabok and Moreh.
Kakching Fast Facts and Figures
- Latitude: 24.48oN
- Longitude: 93.98oE
- Altitude: 2545 feet (above sea level)
- Population (2011): 32,138
- Official Languages: Meiteilon (Manipuri)
- Time Zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
- STD code: 03848