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Manipur ! Where nature will never cease to astonish you-The only floating National park in India.

Life is all about exploring the world and India is a beautiful country, where you will witness various sites, adventurous places and popular monuments.

There is a national park in the Bishnupur situated in Manipur in the northeastern part of India naming Keibul Lamjao.You will be surprised to know it is world’s only floating national park and the last natural habitat of Manipur Brow antlered deer – Sangai (Cervus eldi eldi). The national park is characterised by many floating decomposed plant materials locally called phumdis.

It is listed as an endangered species by IUCN, the park which was initially declared as a Sanctuary in 1966, was subsequently declared as National Park in 1977 through a gazette notification.

The best time of the year to visit the Keibul Lamjao National Park is between the months of October to April.

Some very rare animals may be encountered in and around this wilderness. The star attraction, of course, is the brow-antlered deer Cervus eldi eldi, called sangai in the local Meitei dialect. This particular subspecies of the Thamin deer is also fondly called Manipur’s dancing deer because of its delicate gait as it negotiates its way along the floating wetlands. The other two subspecies are found in Myanmar and China. It was believed to be extinct in 1951 but was ‘re-discovered’ a year later. It is still an endangered animal, and Keibul Lamjao is its last refuge.

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