Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Folklore - A Source to Promote Tourism in Manipur
Author(s): W Pradip Kumar Singh
Abstract: Tourists have looked for and will continue to look for beauty and unique taste of life and to discover it during their holidays and journeys, wishing to know, to explore and to experiment other peoples’ culture and way of living. The ranges of blue mountains which surround the green and fertile valley in the centre with poor infrastructures for development so far as overall development is concerned, this little part of the globe-Manipur has been identifying itself to the people living in India as well as abroad through its rich arts and culture. The mosaic of traditions and cultural patterns and love of art and beauty is inherent in the people and it is difficult to find a Manipuri girl who cannot sing or dance. The Manipuri folk or classical dance is devotional in nature. Dance and music have been part and parcel of every ceremonial activities of life. The rich culture and tradition of the Manipuris are also depicted in their handloom clothes and handicrafts. The Manipuri handloom and handicraft are world famous for its craftsmanship as well as ingenuity, colourfulness and usefulness. Manipuri cuisine has the same important role in promoting tourism in Manipur.