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Tengnoupal is located in Manipur
Location in Manipur, India
Coordinates: 24°19′41″N 93°59′10″E / 24.328°N 93.986°E / 24.328; 93.986Coordinates: 24°19′41″N 93°59′10″E / 24.328°N 93.986°E / 24.328; 93.986
Country  India
State Manipur
District Chandel
 • Type Tribal chief
Elevation 1,450 m (4,760 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,158
 • Official Kuki
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 795131
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Website tengnoupal.nic.in

Tengnoupal is a Kuki-ethnic village at the highest point of a road (NH-2) between Imphal and northwestern Myanmar (Burma); the National Highway passes through the village. The climate is predominantly cold all throughout the year and remains foggy during the rainy season.

Historical lineage[edit]

It was bombed by the Japanese in 1942 during World War II.

The Recent Precedents[edit]

In the sixties and the seventies of the last century, Moreh came under Tengnoupal Sub-Division and TD Block. Tengnoupal, the Ooty-like high altitude hill-top Block head quarter was perfect for Army camping. But scarcity of natural water and imaginative warmth led the BHQ to be shifted on to the bank of lower Menal/Tuipi river in the eighties. Human nature being what it was, the state Government was pressurised to maintain status-quo.

In the nineties, after a long mental tug of war, a compromise was hammered out that an SDO office be re-opened at Tengnoupal while the ADC was left to function from Moreh, as usual. The SDO/Moreh's office building came up in a jiffy, as agreed upon. But alas! the isolated location had few takers. Ever-accommodating Moreh remained as the action-station for the whole Block till 2009.


It is the headquarters of Tengnoupal Sub-division. Some notable government machineries stationed in the village are:

1.SDO Office

2.Police Station, headed by an SDPO

3.Primary Health Centre.

5.Forest Range Office

6.24th Battalion Assam Rifles Headquarters.

The Chandel District was formerly known as Tengnoupal District until the change was effected on May 13, 1974.


The National Highway 2 snakes through Tengnoupal east to west. It is 69 km from Imphal. Nearest airport is Tulihal Airport. It is the highest point above sea-level on the Imphal-Moreh Highway.

Location (strategic significance)[edit]

The village is a transit point of some important state highways:

1.Tengnoupal-Sita-Sansak road

2.Tengnoupal-Joupi-New Samtal road


Tengnoupal, with total 285 families residing, has population of 2158 of which 1477 are males while 681 are females as per Population Census 2011.

In Tengnoupal village population of children with age 0-6 is 140 which makes up 6.49% of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Tengnoupal village is 461 which is lower than Manipur state average of 992. Child Sex Ratio for the Tengnoupal as per census is 750, lower than Manipur average of 936.

Tengnoupal village has lower literacy rate compared to Manipur. In 2011, literacy rate of Tengnoupal village was 76.02% compared to 79.21% of Manipur. In Tengnoupal Male literacy stands at 84.75% while female literacy rate was 56.36%. [1]

Point of Attraction[edit]

It is an ideal place for tacking and there is increasing inflow of tourist every seasons. During monsoon the place is foggy and makes it the best place for romance. Since Tengoupal is situated on the top most range of the Indo-Myanmar region one could get the bird's eye view of the beautiful sceneries of hills and the vast lusty plains of Kabaw-Valley (Myanmar).

Malayan gaur locally called Siel

Besides, during summer the cold wins sweep the hills of Tengnoupal which makes this place the most sought after for summer recreation for families.

In News[edit]

1.Tengnoupal basks in Chang Kut celebration [2]

2.Tengnoupal hops onto district demand bandwagon [3]

3. Tengnoupal bandh affecting border trade activities [4]

4. Tengnoupal indefinite bandh called off after talks with DIG, AR [5]


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