Perovskite manganites have attracted much interest in the fields of both basic science and technological applications due to so–called colossal magnetoresistance (CMR). It is known that the electron–electron interaction and electron–lattice interaction are strong in the manganites. The former interaction brings about a strong coupling between spin, charge and orbital degrees of freedom. In this article, we present a brief review for magnetic states in the manganites with emphasis on the role of orbitals.The complicated magnetic states in the manganites could be related to the CMR effect observed in the charge ordered phase. Charge dynamics of a hole introduced into the orbital ordered state will be briefly explained.