Khangkhui Khullen Mangsor Cave

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    Location: 3C34+5VG, Khangkhui Khullen, Manipur 795142, India.

    Visiting time: 3-4 hours.

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    The cave named Khangkhui Khullen mangsor is located in the district of Ukhrul, in the Indian state of Manipur. This primitive cave is one of the major tourist attractions of the district of Ukhrul. The cave is essentially a natural limestone cave and is locally called Khangkhui Mangsor. From Ukhrul town, the cave is about a distance of  15 km on the eastern side. Dating back to the Palaeolithic culture from this cave, archaeologists have discovered many significant artifacts.


    Khangkhui Khullen Mangsor CaveIt is one of the attractions of the town. Caving in here is an enthralling experience in the darkness and through the depth. Caving in Khangkhui Mansor, undoubtedly, is a mystical experience, amid the different patterns that have been formed by the limestone sedimentation for ages. That’s why people from many places come to visit it. So, Don’t miss the chance to visit it.


    Khangkhui Mangsor cave is one of the oldest of its kind in India, tracing back as far as the Paleolithic period.  Khangkhui Cave is surreal, with voluminous alluvial limestone formations, some of which are hanging from the top and some growing from the ground A King named Mangsorwung had a lovely Queen and built for her a chamber of the cave according to legend, which still is remembered as first wife chamber inside the Khangkhui Cave. As the King erected the next chamber for his second wife, it has been christened as Second Wife’s Chamber.   The throne room of the king was the biggest hall. With a diameter of 5 m and a depth of 30 m, the cave has a pit which is called Shirata in the local Tangkhul dialect. During World War II, the cave was used as a shelter by the locals. There is another point of interest in the excavation of Khangkhui Mangsor. An excavation at Khangkhui Cave has been carried out by the Superintendent of State Archaeology Department of Manipur, Dr. O Kumar Singh which results were unprecedented. It yielded evidence – combs, plates, and kettles – which share a likeness with those from the caves of China and at some point of time, in the distance of pre-history maybe, Dr. Singh inferred, people of Mongoloid origin may have colonized Khangkhui Cave.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Khangkhui Khullen Mangsor CaveThe view of this place is mesmerizing. One can feel very adventurous while visiting this place. Finding the way out through the darkness of the caves keeps the visitors excited inside the cave which is a mystical and unique experience in itself and grabs the attention of the visitors and their curiosity. Here you can make a trip with your friends and family as well. It will not only make your times memorable but also give you the most adventurous trip ever.

    Opening Hours

    Any time of the day.

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee is required.

    How to Reach

    From the town of Ukhrul, the cave is located at a distance of 16 km. So after arriving in Ukhrul, you can visit the estate by availing of public and private transport.

     by Air: Imphal International Airport, Tulihal, is the nearest airport in Imphal with about a presumptive distance of 105 km. You can get private cars or public buses through which you can reach Ukhrul town. In general, an average journey time of about 3-4 hours can be taken.

    by Rail: With about a presumptive distance of 314 km, the nearest railway station to Ukhrul is located in Dimapur (Nagaland). Serving both the states of Nagaland and Manipur, the station is the major rail head. After arriving at the station, one can get a taxi and drive away to his destination in Ukhrul. Usually, it takes 9-10 hours, from Dimapur to Ukhrul.

    by Road: For Visiting  Ukhrul by bus, tourists need to travel to Imphal by taking either the air or railway. Once you reach Imphal, you can either take a taxi or rent a car to drive to Ukhrul. And it will take approximately 3-4 hours of journey.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should take a small bag Where you can carry all the important things.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: No major danger is noticed yet, but you need to be a little bit careful while roaming in the cave.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed. Photography in the cave is to the next level. You can get to click the photos of archeological things in the cave which will surely enrich your collection of photography.

    Que-03:What is the best time to visit the cave?

    Ans: Winter season.

    Que-04: In which district of India the cave is located?

    Ans: Ukhrul district.

    Que-05: What is the best time to visit this place?

    Ans: One can visit the Mangsor cave at any time throughout the year. But it is considered that the best time to visit the Mangsor cave is during the winter season between the months of December and March. This is the time when the weather remains chilly and pleasant and the water level remains at its minimum.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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