Antlered Deer(Cervus eldi eldi -
Mecelland) locally known as Sangai
is the rarest mammals and most beautiful
deer in the world. A small herd of 14
animals was surviving in the present
park area during 1975.
With the declaration of the area as
National Park and subsequent protection
and conservation measures taken up by
the Department, the population has
increased considerably. During the March
152 Sangai - 58 stags (male), 69 hinds
(female) and 25 fawn were surviving
along with 118 Hog deer and 100 Wild
boar in the Park.
Latitude - 24° 27' - 24° 31'' N
Longitude 93° 53' E - 93° 55'E
Altitude - 767m - 788m
Temp. 4° (January) - 32° C (June)
Humidity - 45% (March) - 80% (August)
Extent of Area - 40 sq. Km.
of declaration as National Park :-
Forest type :- Moist semi-evergreen
Eco-system :- Combination of aquatic,
wetland and terrestrial eco-system.
Invertebrate :- Many
Vertebrate -(a)Fishes (b) Amphibian (c)
Reptiles-Tortoise, Viper, Krait, Cobra,
Python, Common Lizard. (d) Mammals -
Sangai, Hog deer, Wildboar, Large Indian
Civet Cat, Common Otter etc.
Ishing kambong), Saccharum munja (Khoimom),
S. bengal ensis, Eiranthus procerus (Singnang),
Dioschoria bulbifera (Phumha), Cynodon
dactylon (Tinthou), Alpinia galanga (pullei).
Eichornia crossipes (Kabokang).
Hedychium coronarium (Loklei), Nelumbo
nucifera (Thambal), Phragmites Karka (Tou)
& 100 other spp.
Keibul Lamjao, 10 km from Moirang Bazar,
Distance :- 50 Km. from Imphal (State Capital
How to Visit :- By passenger bus
from Imphal Bus Terminus located near Ima
Women Market, Nipakheithel, Imphal. Or by
private vehicles. Bus Fare:- Rs. 40/-
(Condition apply). On hiring private vehicle,
fare is negotiable.
Accommodation:- Overnight halt at
one of these rest houses is advisable for
early morning visit.
i) Forest Rest House, Keibul Lamjao
ii) Sendra Tourist Centre, Sendra
iii) Moirang Tourist Centre.
Best Season :- October to April.
Best Time :- Early
sunrise or late afternoon but before sunset.
Pass required :- Inner Line Permit
is required for outer domicile person and
Amount Payable :- For entering the
gate, visitors are required to take pass
ticket issued by the Department of Soil and
Conservation and Wild Life Protection. Ticket
amount is nominal.
Precautions in the Park
1. Visit early morning or late afternoon but
2. Visit in small groups. Silence and
3. Carry drinking water, binoculars and first
4. In case of phumdy travel (a) do seek
assistance of a guide (b) use hunting boot and
carry a stick (c) Wear dark coloured spare clothes.
5. Respect animal and their customs.
6. Be careful during boat ride. Always be
1. Do not expect to see animals as a
matter of routine, be patient.
2. Do not enter the park without permission.
3. Do not walk alone in the phumdies.
4. Do not take away anything away from the
5. Do not wear colourful clothes and perfumes.
6. Do not disturb or tease animals.
7. Do not carry radio, tape recorder and other
8. Do not throw litter around including food.
9. Do not swim in unfair waters and don't
carry cigarette and match boxes.
For more information please contact
Chief Wildlife Warden
Government of Manipur
Imphal - 795 001
Deputy Conservator of Forests
Keibul Lamjao National Park