On 13th of May of the year 1974, the formation of the Chandel District of the Indian state of Manipur took place. This district is situated in Manipur’s south-eastern portion. The international border of the country Myanmar is present on the south of Chandel.
Numerous numbers of communities dwell in Chandel; approximately 20 tribal groups. Anal, Lamkang, Kukis, Moyon, Monsang, Chothe, Thadou, Paite, Maring etc are the names of the different tribes that inhabit this place. Other social groups such as the Meiteis and Muslims also dwell here.
TOURIST PLACES IN CHANDEL
Tengnoupal: The distance between Tengnoupal and Chandel is 20 Kms. This is considered to be the most altitudinous spot, which is located on the Indo-Myanmar Road. The entire valley of Manipur can be seen from this very location. One can get mesmerized by the natural beauty of the place.
Moreh: Situated on the extreme southern portion of the district, the town of Moreh is global business centre. The distance between Moreh and Chandel is 70 Kms. Upon completion of the construction of the Trans-Asian Super Highway, the town of Chandel will become the entry point for the Asian countries.
HOW TO REACH CHANDEL
By air: The nearest air terminal to Chandel is the Imphal Airport, located at a distance of 8 Kms from Chandel.
By rail: The closest railway station to Chandel is the Dimapur Railway Station, which is situated at a distance of 215 Kms from Imphal.
By road: The NH 39 links the town of Chandel to other places. One can opt for buses, taxis, jeeps or private cars in order to reach Chandel.