Imphal: Located at a distance of over 90 km from Imphal city, Liyai Khullen village in Manipur’s Senapati district has once again brightened up with wild giant Himalayan lilies, blooming majestically through the woods.

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The trumpet-like flower with a strong fragrance, considered the king of the lily family, is blooming quietly this year.

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Visitors are strictly prohibited from entering the village due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety protocols.

EastMojo brings to you the enchanting blooming season of the giant Himalayan lilies, also known as Cardiocrinum giganteum, through these pictures.

According to locals, the wild Himalayan lily grows abundantly in the woods at Trachi range between the end of May and June each year.

The largest among the species of lily, the plant can grow as tall as 12 feet.

Though these flowers grow in the wild, locals take care of them as they are a big attraction for tourists.

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Another significant place to visit here is the giant twin Peepal tree, locally known as two Rakaitsiibei.

The giant twin Peepal tree, locally known as two Rakaitsiibei

Locals say the giant twin tree represents the two major clans in the village, Raomai and Lemai. It holds a rich legend and an untold story behind this Peeple tree.

This village, also known as Zhaimai village, meaning ‘people of the sea’, is situated in the Paomata sub-division and is predominately inhabited by Poumai community.

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