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Flashback February 1994- Ukhrul , Little Known Shangrilla 

Myanmar border is the home of the Tangkhuls. It covers an area of 4544 sq. kms, flanked by Myanmar in the east, Nagaland in the north, Chandel in the south and Senapati in the west. With a population of 109,952, Ukhrul district, with a geographical area of 4544 sq. kms covers nearly 1/4th of Manipur. A border district, having over 200 kms of international boundary, Ukhrul also offers great scope for border trade and serves as a gateway of India to South East Asia.

Ukhrul District is broken up lengthwise into four mountain ranges. The highest is the Khyangphung 2847 above MSL but the more well known is the majestic Shiroi Peak 2573 above MSL. Cutting through the deep gorges and the scenic valleys are the swift flowing nine rivers – The Thoubal, Tuyungbi, Maklang, Sanalok, Langdang, Challou, Ihang, Iril and Nambalok…….