Senapati District covers an area of 3,271 sq km with a population of around 200,000. It is bounded by Imphal East
and Imphal West
districts in the south, Ukhrul District
in the east,
in the west and the state of
in the north. The climate is of humid subtropical. The main crops cultivated are rice
, maize, potato, cabbage and tomato. Senapati is home to many medicinal plants.
The important tourist places are Mao and
Makhel. Mao is one of the oldest hill stations in
Manipur and is located midway between
Dimapur and Imphal. Makhel is the legendary place of origin of the Meiteis and Nagas. Gang-Ngai,
Lui-Naig-Ni, Kut and Chumpha are some of the festivals.