A comparatively well-developed city, Thoubal is the district headquarters of Thoubal district of Manipur. Most of the important areas of the town are located on the banks of the Thoubal River, one of the two rivers flowing through the district (the other being Imphal River). The Thoubal district is bounded by other districts of Manipur such as Ukhrul and Chandel in the east, Senapati in the north, Imphal West and Imphal East in the west and Churachandpur and Bishnupur in the south.
Located amidst hills and hillocks, the Thoubal town has its own distinctive beauty. There are several places to visit in the town as well as in the district such as Panthoibee and Chinga Lairenbhi temples, Tomjing Ching and the Manipur Sahitya Samiti. The town also has several market areas where shopping is quite a pleasure. From souvenirs to handicraft and handloom products these bazaars sell it all.
There are several open spaces in the outskirts of the Thoubal town which are ideal for picnics and day-long outings. Trekking and hiking are also popular activity here. There are numerous lakes and rivers in the region too making the district ideal for outdoor activities. The rich green paddy fields adorn most part of the horizon creating a beautiful picture for the tourists.
Thoubal is primarily an agricultural district mainly producing rice, mustard seeds, oilseeds, potatoes, fruits and other vegetables. The people here have alternate occupation too of animal husbandry, producing raw silk etc. Development has helped Thoubal open up to the world and today one can see a mix of tradition and modernity here.
Tourist can visit Thoubal after Monsoon. The post-monsoons are a good time to travel.