Battle of Imphal

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  • Imphal War Cemetery
    Imphal War Cemetery
    Photo by Ranjit Moirangthem
  • Maibam Lotpa Ching
    Maibam Lotpa Ching
    The Japanese-constructed India Peace Memorial at Maibam Lotpa Ching on the Tiddim Road.
    Photo by Ranjit Moirangthem
  • Nungshigum
    Nungshigum
    View from Nungshigum massif towards the Ukhrul Road.
    Photo by Ranjit Moirangthem
  • Imphal Main or Koirengei Airfield.
    Imphal Main or Koirengei Airfield.
    The Airfield was critical for receiving supplies and reinforcements during the Battle of Imphal.
    Photo by Ranjit Moirangthem
  • INA Memorial Complex
    INA Memorial Complex
    The Complex includes the site where the Indian tri-colour was hoisted for the first time in April 1944.
    Photo by Ranjit Moirangthem

The Battle of Imphal Tours

“Imphal was one of the greatest Allied victories of the war, a turning point as significant in Asia as EI Alamein and Stalingrad had been in Africa and Europe” - Peter Heehs, History Today

"Imphal was not a single engagement but a complex series of battles lasting five months, ranging from the banks of the Chindwin to the road beyond Kohima, well inside Assam" - Louis Allen, Burma - The Longest War

In 1944, the British Fourteenth Army and the Japanese Fifteenth Army clashed around the town of Imphal, Manipur, in North East India in what has since been described as one of the greatest battles of the Second World War. Indeed, the combined battle of Imphal and Kohima is considered the greatest defeat on land ever for the Japanese. In April 2013, Imphal/Kohima was voted Britain's Greatest Battle by the UK's National Army Museum. It is also considered to be the main turning point of the Second World War's Burma Campaign.  

The Tours

We at the Battle of Imphal Tours organise and conduct guided tours to the main battlefields around Imphal and Kohima in Manipur and Nagaland respectively. We also take in Second World War-related sites around Dibrugarh and Ledo in Assam. All of these are original tours: they have been conceptualised, researched, designed and launched by our founder, Hemant Singh Katoch. The first battlefield tour was launched in early 2013; since then an entire series of tours covering the main battlefields and sites of interest to the Second World War's Burma Campaign and North East India have been developed. 

>> Tours: See what battlefield tours on Imphal and Kohima and on the sites around Dibrugarh and Ledo are on offer here.

>> Testimonials: See what our clients have to say about our battlefield tours. 

>> In The Media: See what has been said about us in the media.

The Battle

Besides offering battlefield tours, we also aim to increase awareness about the Battle of Imphal and Manipur's experience of the Second World War.

>> The Battle: Find out more about the Battle of Imphal here.

>> Manipur and WWII:
Learn about Manipur's experience of the Second World War here.

>> Sights: Discover sights relating to the Battle of Imphal and the War in Manipur here.

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Books: Find out more about the books we have written here.