Shirui Lily Festival

Shirui Lily Festival is celebrated in honour of the state flower, Shirui Lily. The celebration is during the peak blooming season of the Shirui Lily, a rare and endangered flower that can only be found in Manipur. Shirui lily grows on top of the Shirui hills in Manipur and cannot be replanted anywhere else in the world. The state flower of Manipur fills the air with its p....
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The Directorate of Tourism, Government of Manipur organised the 4th Edition of the State Level Shirui Lily Festival after a two-year gap owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Manipur's Ukhrul district hosted the much-anticipated - 'Shirui Lily Festival 2022' from May 25-28, which is also the state's second-largest tourism event after the Sangai festival. This 4-days gala was organized by the Department of Tourism, Government of Manipur with Governor - Shri La Ganesan inaugurating the opening ceremony at Shirui village.The festival aims to raise awareness about the endangered 'Shirui Lily' which is endemic to the Kashong Hills in Shirui village, and recognize the state's ongoing efforts to foster sustainable and responsible tourism, thereby promoting the exotic state flower by bringing communities under one roof. This festival celebrates Manipur’s vast biodiversity and rich cultural legacy, allowing travellers to learn about the Tangkhul Naga tribe of Ukhrul and explore Manipur's highest hill station through its cultural origins, values, and customs.

Live music and cultural shows, traditional dances, folk songs, beauty pageants, exhibits, indigenous games, and sports competitions marked the four-day festival. Bakshi ground in Ukhrul town was the venue for Shirock, 2022, one of the main attractions of the festival. 'ShiRock' - a musical spectacle of live music performances and competition, was the festival's greatest draws, attracting visitors from all across the state and even adjacent regions. Monuments - a British progressive metal band, performed on the final day of Shirock this year. Besides, the TNL ground was another venue for the festival which hosted exhibition football matches. It's worthy to note that the English Botanist - Dr. Frank Kingdon Ward from the New York Botanical Society first discovered the flower in 1946 and named it after his wife, Jean Macklin.This endemic flora clinched the prestigious merit award in the Chelsea Flower Show organized by the Royal Horticulture Society, London. While, in 1989, it was designated as the 'State Flower of Manipur'

Organized By

Directorate of Tourism
Deputy Director
North AOC, Imphal

How to reach

The nearest airport is Imphal International Airport, which is 88 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Jiribam Railway Station, which is 298 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Ukhrul, which is 81KMs away.
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Event Details
Venue Address
Shirui Village, Bakshi Ground
Date Time

25 Apr 2023 - 28 Jun 2023

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM




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