Shirui National Park .January 5, 2021
Shirui National Park is a national park located in the state of Manipur in India. It was established in 1982. Among the animals that make their homes here include the tragopan, the tiger and leopard. It is here that the famous shirui lily (Lilium maclineae) grows naturally. The main peak of Shirui abounds with flowers during the monsoon and it is a veritable paradise.A view from Siroy National Park, Manipur
The Shirui Kashong Peak near Ukhrul is a marvelous hill top view point located at a height of 2,835 meters above sea level.
A number of rivers originate from the cracks and slopes of this peak. The exotic Shirui lily flower (Lilium mackliniae) blooms on the hilltop in May/June. The flower attracts hundreds of scientists and tourists every year.
Rare birds like Blyth s Tragopan and Mrs. Hume s bar-backed pheasant inhabit the hill top.
How many national parks are there in Manipur :
It is 40 km2 (15.4 sq mi) in area, the only floating park in the world, located in North East India, and an integral part of Loktak Lake.
Keibul Lamjao National Park.
|Keibul Lamjao National Park (Manipur Northeast India)|
|Area||40 km2 (15 sq mi)|
|Established||28 March 1977|
‘A good place is good environment for people to come fort. The peak (kashong) is wonders of many young and old to experience a fresh air and to look at the enchanted Kashong timrawon (lily) which only exist in Shirui kashong ( peak)’
Why Loktak Lake is famous :
Loktak Lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the entire world, is situated at Manipur. Loktak Lake has been the primary source of sustenance for over 55 villages and hamlets since time immemorial. The lake has provided these people with food, water, occupation, shelter and above all sustenance.
Which is deepest lake in India :
The name Manasbal is said to be a derivative of the Lake Manasarovar. Lake is encircled by three villages viz., Jarokbal, Kondabal (also called Kiln place, is situated on the north-eastern side of the lake) and Ganderbal and is stated to be the deepest lake (at 13 m or 43 ft depth) in India.]
Is Loktak Lake man made :
Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in North East India and is famous for the phumdis (heterogeneous mass of vegetation, soil and organic matter at various stages of decomposition) floating over it. … Located on this phumdi, Keibul Lamjao National Park is the only floating national park in the world.