Manipur, the land of jewels on the eastern ramparts of India, is a land of unique flora and fauna, culture and traditions. Its enchanting hills and transparent lakes, fertile land and salubrious climate, world famous classical dances, handlooms and handicrafts attract the people to this land of superb culture in midst of the forested wilderness of the Indo-Myanmarese mountain arc. \nThe book presents a detailed geographical account of Manipur with a large number of illustrations at the outset and attempts regional development plan for the state in the backdrop of resource appraisal and identification of growth centres. To transform the space economy, it identifies central places of various magnitude and delineates their hinterlands, which form a hierarchy of planning regions. Perspectives planning programmes in the sectoral and spatial frames have been charted out in the study to mitigate the disparities in development of the valley and hill regions of the state. \nOf absorbing interest to the students of geography, economics, planning and regional development studies and general readers who wish to be well informed about this fascinating region of the country.