Here it is.... the city of Manipur, as photographed from a balloon!
The mayor of the city had cruel plans of making it into a bustling Commercial city, but when locals started protesting after few years of development, the mayor had to bend and zone some mountain side areas for nature and recreational activities.
First time in this region, someone took risk of opening a balloon ride facility. The prices were low in beginning to woo locals. Today, its a famous fun activity for enthusiasts across the Webzone Region ! We hired a big balloon and went for the city ride and watched its beauty over the clouds.
A lake preserved by the Manipurian locals..
The balloon ride is just awesome in this weather and mountain areas..
Another famous spot in Manipur liked by dare devils.. Not many people try it, but yelling your heart out in mid air is thrilling !
Locals don't like this stupidity by urban youth.
This is a perfect place to breathe fresh air and listen to the falls... Manipur falls is enjoyed by everyone in city.
(My best attempt to create this scene, couldn't get the water look alike using the waterfall and plop-water mod, they are of different colors !)
This is the monument built in memory of those locals who died in early protests against the mayor to prevent Manipur from being eaten by concrete tiger.
Mayor doesn't visit this place often.
Manipur airport is a busy place.. more than 52000 take flights ! Surprisingly the parking area required for this airport is not large! Looks like people love to take a bus !
You can easily see why the mayor built his mansion in this area. He allowed only few High Wealth people of his government to stay near him.
Looks like today mayor is 'working', for a change. Has some visitors from other departments.
The Kitmar baseball stadium of Manipur is the host of occasional sports meet. Ticket prices are high, so less crowd than expected.
This is where wealthy spend their money on weekends. The Royal Mall and the science museum for the eager ones.
City train station next to the CBD offers good facilities, but people don't use it much.
The rotating restaurant on top of this tower makes the best place for fine dining. Famous spot for residents near by!
The central library is always crowded. People love to read all kinds of books. Soon it will reach its limit of books. All the education institutes are next to it to help IQ quotient for students.
Mayor thinks that low height fence will keep the defaulters within the maximum prison jail ! Well.... the crime rate in city is low because of highly efficient cops !
Guess whats that shadow.... Yes, its of the HUGE mountain very near to this area. I love this look of the mountain, shows its majestic look over the city.
Mayor has approved a fuel cell facility to help Power crisis in city. The garbage is well taken care of and is used to generate more power.
Check out the slope of the road leading to the fun (madness) point. Very few cars have horse power enough to climb that slope. So there is a small parking at the bottom of hill.
Sufficient open area is left for the balloon generator.. well funded by mayor to attract tourists.
Mayor escaping the city for a quick 'official' visit to neighboring city.
Some pics from high above the mountains, only few people get this view from balloon ride.
The Gemini Circus. An attempt to keep the circus business alive, not thriving, but frequent visits by urban kids to 'see' a Tiger runs the show.
Some farm supplies to feed the city's organic food lovers.
King of Mountains !!
I don't understand much of it, but here's some stats for those who do !
I hope you enjoyed the region-famous balloon ride with us. Visit us back soon ! Appreciate your feedback about the ride, mayor and the city !