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Talui is located in Manipur
Location in Manipur, India
Talui is located in India
Talui (India)
Coordinates: 25°11′03″N 94°19′28″E / 25.18417°N 94.32444°E / 25.18417; 94.32444Coordinates: 25°11′03″N 94°19′28″E / 25.18417°N 94.32444°E / 25.18417; 94.32444
Country India
 • Total4,296
 • OfficialTangkhul (Taluitew)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMN
Nearest cityUkhrul
Lok Sabha constituencyOuter Manipur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyChingai

Talui is the second biggest township in Ukhrul district, Manipur state, India. According to 2011 census, Talui[1] has 820 households with the total population of 4296 of which 2232 were male and 2064 female.[2] It is a beautiful township situated at an altitude 3500 ft. above the sea level. It is surrounded by four mountain ranges. On the north is the Torei Kaphung, on the east is the Nilai Kaphung, on the west is the Malew Kaphung and on the south is the Ngainga Kaphung. Neighboring villages of Tolui are Ngainga, Halang, Phungcham Hoomi and Somdal.

The township was also called as 'Tolloi' a misnomer name for 'Talui' coined by outsiders. Talui has 6 sub areas called tangs and they are Ruireitang, Masorimtang, Alungtang, Vashumtang, Keinungtang and Awontang. There are two churches in Talui, The Roman Catholic Church and the Baptist Church. The residents of the township were among the first in the Tangkhul community to embrace Christianity.

Talui is about 120 km (via Ukhrul) from the state capital Imphal. One can reach the place either by taxis or private vehicles. There is no bus service between Imphal to Talui.

People and occupation[edit]

The Roman Catholic Church comprises approximately 20 families and is smaller in number whereas the majority of the population are Baptist. There are 5 schools and 1 college. They are Talui Phungton JB school, Talui Elite Christian English School,[3] Talui Academy Higher secondary school, Talui Hubert school and St Joseph school Talui. Literacy rate of the township is 75%.

Agriculture is the primary occupation of the residents of Talui. The major agricultural products of this township are rice, maize, potatoes, cabbage, garlic, etc. It also produces green tea, called Nilai Tea,[4] which is grown in the eastern hill called Nilai Kaphung. Tea production is made through hand picking and sun drying which is believed to have great medicinal value. The uniqueness of Talui tea is that the real flavor comes when the leaf is boiled for the second time. Talui is the first place in Manipur to experiment with tea planting.


  1. Village Authority
  2. Talui Reisang Youth Club
  3. Talui Katamnao Long
  4. Talui Women Society
  5. Talui Kharar Long
  6. Talui Ecotourism


  1. ^ "General information on Talui". Veethi. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Census Report of Talui". Census 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Talui Elite Christian English School". www.icbse.com. E-Pao. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Nilai Tea Garden". Trip Advisor. Retrieved 26 August 2015.