Shirui Hill

Direction

The more popularly know peak is the Shirui Kashung Peak – 2835 m from the sea level. Most of the major rivers originate from the crevices and slopes of this Shirui Peak. Shirui is 18 km from Ukhrul Town and 97 km from Imphal. It is the home of world famous Shirui (Siroy) Lily (Lilium Mackliniae).The name Shirui Lily originates from a British Botanist named F. Kingdom Ward who in 1948 discovered the uniqueness of this lily flower. The local name of the flower is Kashong Timrawon. According to local legends the Kashong Timrawon is also a protective spirit which resides on the Shirui Peak. Every year thousand of Scientists and Tourists all over the World come to see this precious flower. The ordinary looking Shirui lily blossoms on the hilltop during May – June.

Photo Gallery

  • Blooming Shirui Lily
    Shirui Lily-The State flower of Manipur
  • Shirui Lily among the wild Sky
    Shirui Lily with Wild Sky
  • Most Shirui Lilies on a plant
    Shirui Lily

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest Airport is located at Imphal

By Train

Nearest Railway station is located at Dimapur of Nagaland

By Road

It is situated on the north-east direction about 18 Km from Ukhrul Town on the Ukhrul-Jessami road NH150.

Stay

There is a Guest House, one can stay there, or one can choose to stay at Ukhrul Bazaar where hotels with fooding and lodging facilities are available.