About 25 km outside ImparaT; is Andro— a beautiful village tucked away in the forest foothills of the Nongmaiching hills, which has several reasons to attract tourists interested in seeing rural Manipur. Local lore says that Andro is home to Manipur’s first settlers, and that the name is derived from ‘handro’ - meaning “village of the people who came back.”
The villagers who belong to the Loi community, had apparently returned here after they had tried to shift to another place, but were driven back. The local residents are excellent potters and their pottery products have attracted worldwide attention. Andro also has a cultural complex and museum which has artefacts collected from various tribal communities of Manipur as well as other states of the North-east. These include fabrics, musical instruments, pottery, jewelleries, wood carving, basketries, bell metals,rare coins, rare manuscripts, paintings, dolls, etc.