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