Manipur keeps throbbing with the activities of a full fledged tourists heaven with many must see spots fetching no less revenue to the north eastern state. From natural beauty to historical significance, from archaeological importance to hero worship, the state leaves not even a single field unnoticed. Apart from the enchanting natural beauty, the princely state is proud of its heroes who are still living in the hearts of the people. These fighters or heroes are remembered, worshipped by the people of all walks of life to keep them alive for good. Statues are still standing tall in the name of a few such heroes who made no less sacrifice for the state and its people.
Shaheed Minar is one such memorial in Imphal to glorify the unmatched patriotism of Tikendrajeet and Thangal who cared not even an iota to go to the gallows in 1891 at the hands of the British. The unmoved memorial consisting of three beams at the north side of the Bir Tikendrajeet Park tells the courage of the Manipuris. The salient feature of the memorial is the mythological dragons at the top giving where the tourists can watch and feel the pulse of the native people. This is what a relaxing spot for the visitors and tourists in the evening. Historians, students and tourists keep visiting the memorial in season and out of season.
Shaheed Minar is reachable from any part of the city of Imphal. But the best moment to visit the spot is the summer evening when the view of the memorial looks gorgeous from the Bir Tikendrajeet Park, the staple way to Ima Market via the Kangla Fort.
Imphal is the nearest airport properly connected to all major cities of the country. The travelers on train can reach the spot after landing in Imphal, the nearest railhead. Some of the tourists halt in Dimapur en route to Imphal. Apart from these Imphal is one of the major destination for many people from Guwahati who prefer bus on the national Highway No 36 and 39. The best time to visit the Manipur capital city is October to March.
By Air: The Imphal Airport has flight services to all major destinations of the country.
By Train: The closest junction to Imphal is Dimapur railway station which is located at a distance of 215 km,Manipur
By Road: Guwahati to Imphal;(490.9 km) via NH 36 and NH39. Imphal to Shaheed Minar (2 kms)