About Moreh

Moreh is an important town located in the Chandel District in Manipur. Moreh is known as the India's Gateway to South-East Asia and as the commercial capital of Manipur.  The town lies near India-Myanmar border. Literally Moreh means means "I'm tire" in Burmese. The town of Moreh is a fast developing and an important trade centre in India. Moreh is one of the big commercial hubs in northeast.

Demography of Moreh

Acoording to India census of 2011, the total population of Moreh was 16,847 out of which 8,670 are males and 8,177 are females. The average literacy rate of the town is 71.47 % and the male literacy rate is around 79.52 % and female literacy rate is 62.88 %.

Tourism in Moreh


Yangoupokpi-Lakchao Wildlife Sanctuary

Moreh is another beautiful tourist spot located in the state of Manipur. Thousands of tourists visit this wonderful place to enjoy its beautiful location. The major tourist spot located in and around the Moreh is the Yangoupokpi-Lakchao Wildlife Sanctuary. Another very popular tourist spot is Tengnoupal. It is a beautiful hilly town located in Chandel district. Apart from these some other popular tourist place of the town are Kangla Fort, Keibul Lamjao National Park, Sendra Tourist Home, Hiyangthang Lairembi Temple and Khwairamband Bazar.

Services in Moreh

Moreh is one of the important cities in Manipur. Being an important city Moreh is very well equipped with all the utility and emergency facilities like Banks and ATMs, Post office, Police and Hospitals. Mentioned below are the contact details of the utility and emergency services of Moreh.

Banks in Moreh

United Bank of India
Branch: Moreh
IFSC Code: UTBI0MRHG37
Branch Code: MRHG37   
Address: Moreh Bazar, Po - Moreh,
Dist - Chandel, Manipur-795131
Phone no:  03227 - 289244

State Bank of India
Branch: Moreh
IFSC Code: SBIN0016905
Branch Code: 016905   
Address: Moreh, Chandel, Manipur-795131
Phone no: 9774216941

Post Office in Moreh

Moreh Post Office
Address: Moreh, Chandel, Manipur- 795127
Phone no: 03872-222227

Hospitals near Moreh

Chandel District Hospital
Address: Chandel, Manipur 795127

Jivan Hospital
Address: Kakching, Manipur 795103

Police Station in Moreh

Moreh Police Station
NH-39, Station Road, Moreh - 795131
Phone no: 0387-264298

How to reach Moreh 

Moreh can be reached through rodways from Imphal and other states of northeast. Moreh connects India to Kalewa in Sagaing Division of Myanmar by the Indo-Myanmar Friendship Bridge. On the 22nd Feb 2012, Foreign minister of India announced opening a highway that will connect Moreh, in India and the Myanmar-Thai border near Mae Sot.

How to reach Moreh


By Air

Moreh is located at a distance of 110 kms from the capital city of Imphal. There are no airports in Moreh. The nearest air link is the Imphal International Airport.

By Rail

There are no railway stations in Imphal. The closest railway station is the Dimapur Raiway station. Jiribam is another railway station located about 225 kms from Moreh.

By Road

Moreh can be easily reached through roadways from Imphal. There are regular bus and taxi services from Imphal to Moreh.

Moreh Facts and Figures

  • Latitude: 24.35oN
  • Longitude: 94.34oE
  • Population (2011): 16,847
  • Official Languages: Kuki, Mizo and  Manipuri
  • Time zone : IST (UTC+5:30)
  • STD code: 03227

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