Wahyum Festival of Arts and Music
Wahyum Festival of Arts and Music
Launched in 2021, the annual three-day Wahyum Festival of Arts and Music is named after its venue, the Wahyum Eco Resort. The spot was specifically chosen for its location, the scenic village of Taorem, which is away from Imphal’s din and bustle yet close enough to the city to make travel convenient for attendees.
Rock band Lo! Peninsula and DJ-producer Create Nusanz headlined the first instalment, which featured an all-Manipuri line-up that included Alamle Heraang, Eyoom, Innocent Eyes, Jeet Kshetricha, Life in Limbo, Meewakching, Siyom, The Dirty Strikes, The Wishess and Variation 4.
The latest edition of the festival in 2022 comprised state-based acts such as Alter Ego, Bulletproof Bellbottoms, Imnainla Jamir, 1BHK, Pariahs of Paradise, Project RJH, Solace Her and Virgo Diamond as well as Boomarang from Mizoram, Girish and the Chronicles from Sikkim and Hamartia from Meghalaya.
The festival is not only a showcase of music talent from the north east, but also a platform for the region’s culture and homegrown products. The first edition included an exhibition of works by local visual artists and photographers. The second instalment highlighted the history of the game of polo, said to have originated in Manipur. Equestrian activities that help raise awareness about conservation of the Manipuri pony were also planned as part of the programme.
Wahyum also aims to be an eco-friendly event. The use of plastic is banned on the festival grounds and all the fences and some of the stage backdrop are made of bamboo.
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How To Get There
How to Reach Imphal
1. By Air: Imphal has its own airport, the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport, formerly known as the Tulihal International Airport. It runs regular flights to Aizawl , Bengaluru, Kolkata, New Delhi and Silchar. The second nearest international airport, located roughly 490 km from Imphal, is the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, from which flights are available from cities such as Agartala, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and Kolhapur. The Wahyum Eco Resort is approximately 25 km from the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport in Imphal.
2. By Rail: The nearest railway station is the Dimapur Railway Station, which is connected to the major cities of the north-east. It is linked with cities such as Mariani and Guwahati in Assam and Kolkata in West Bengal through trains like the Jan Shatabdi Express, Jttn Intercity and Ghy Intercity.
3. By Road: Imphal is well connected to other cities in the region through Manipur State Road Transport Corporation buses and some private bus operators. It is located 63 km from Churachandpur and 65 km from Noney within Manipur; 138 km from Kohima and 210 km from Dimapur in Nagaland; 264 km from Silchar in Assam; 413 km from Aizawl in Mizoram; 585 km from Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh; and 539 km from Shillong in Meghalaya.
- Camping area
- Food stalls
- Free drinking water
- Parking facilities
- Unisex toilets
- Wheelchair access
- Masks mandatory
- Socially distanced
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. The temperatures in December can vary between 23°C and 6°C. Take a jacket or shawl to keep warm in the evenings and nights.
2. Comfortable footwear. Sneakers or boots (but make sure they are worn in).
3. A sturdy water bottle.
4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
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