Maintained by the Forest Department of Manipur, the Khonghampat Orchidarium is an Orchid yard that is located about 7 km from Imphal, the capital city of the state. Also known as the Central Orchidarium, the yard is dotted with over 110 varieties of orchids, including several rare species.
Overview of Khonghampat Orchidarium
Spreading over an area of almost 200 acres, the Khonghampat Orchidarium hosts a variety of rare and endemic species of orchids. The Cymbidium orchids grown here are the most popular and among all the orchids, the Cattleya is the most exotic one. In the Khonghampat Orchidarium, the Phalaenopsis orchids, which are usually used during weddings, are grown in abundance here. Then there is the Denrobium orchid, which is the second largest orchid genus along with the Vanda orchids that produce colourful flowers.
Varying in size, shape and colour, the best time to see the orchids is during the months of April and May, when the flowers are in bloom. One of the interesting aspects of the Orchidarium is that some of the orchids grown here have been fashioned by nature to resemble creatures like lizards, moths and bees.
Visiting Information on Khonghampat Orchidarium
The nearest railway station is at Dimapur at a distance of 198 km from the Orchidarium and the Imphal Airport is the closest at a mere distance of almost 18 km from the Khonghampat Orchidarium.
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(Last Updated on : 05-10-2019)
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