Manipur, a charming state in the North East of India, is known as the "Switzerland of India". The state's natural beauty is its primary attraction, with particular destinations including the capital city of Imphal, the Keibul Lamjao National Park, Loktak Lake and its floating islands, the border town and shopping hub of Moreh, the many waterfalls dotting the landscape, the monuments of Willong Khullen, and simply casual drives across its valleys and hilltops.
The security and insurgency problems in the area have kept large business concerns out of the state, but small businesses continue to thrive as the economy grows. Tourism is the main driver of an inflow of capital into the state and especially its service sector.
Recently, many initiatives have been proposed to get Manipur back on the economic map, including a grand project to connect India to Burma, Thailand and South East Asia by rail through Manipur.