Majuli–The Largest River Island of India

Anyone heard about Majuli–If No then Read on and If Yes then also I insist you to read on.. πŸ˜€

Anyone want to know more about NE ,its beauty and Tourism–Check Here

The Largest river Island in India situated in the North-Eastern state of Assam which was used to be the Largest Island in the world but arguably still the largest inhabited river island…

The Nomination of including Majuli in the UNESCO World Heritage Site definitely makes it one of the destinations to visit when you are on a trip to North East India..

A land of Vaishnavite culture and situated on the middle of the river Brahmaputra,Majuli has been the Cultural Capital and the cradle of Assamese civilization for the past five hundred years. Home to 22 SatrasΒ and the principal seat of Vaishnavite faith, culture and practice. The Satras are Vaishnava monasteries established in the 16th century by the saint and cultural reformer Srimanta Sankaradeva and his disciple IVIadhab Deva.

Top View Majuli

Top View Majuli

A total area 500 sq.km which is in continuous shrinkage due to erosion and the increase of river surrounding but that does not prevent it of the fact of being a site of Historical Importance for Assam dated back to 16th Century.

How To Reach:-Majuli is around 20 kms from Jorhat City, can be reached bus to taxi to Namiti Steamer Ghat from where ferry services ply to the island. The journey takes about 3 hours.

Jorhat City can be reached form Guwahati,the capital city of Assam by Train, Bus or Air.By road the diatsnce is about 300 km and it takes around 6-7 hours,there is direct train services from Guwahati to Jorhat and regular Air Services ply for Guwahati to Jorhat..But those making a trip to Majuli,I insist them to take the Road to adore the nature on the way to Majuli…

What to See:-Though there is lot more to see and enjoy in entire North-East India but to a enjoy relaxing and peaceful vacation for few days and adoring the Assamese Culture this place is very recommended. You can experience the lifestyle of the local tribes there. Mishing, Assamese and Deuri are the local inhabitants of this place. They are helpful and charming.

Garmur Satra,Majuli

Garmurh Satra,Majuli

The Satras are a delight to watch build in the ancestral period. Some of the main SatrasΒ to watch are The Vaishnava Satras founded by Sankardeva,Dakhinpat Satra,Garamurh Satra,Kamalabari Satra,Shamaguri Satra.These satras are also the treasure-house of “Borgeet” Matiakhara, Satriya Dances.Tourist can also have a view of the Mask, a type of Handicraft the people of Majuli prepare in Shamuguri Satra that is famous all over India.

Dakhinpat Satra-Majuli,Performs Raasleela

Dakhinpat Satra-Majuli,Performs Raasleela

Dakhinpat Satra,Majuli-Performs Raasleela

Dakhinpat Satra,Majuli-Performs Raasleela

 

Apart from these Majuli being an Island is also famous for it flora and fauna, The southern part of the Island is world’s largest riverine Island so it is bird lovers paradise,Between November and March is the best time to visit the Island.The Southwest, The Southeast and The Northern Part of Majuli Island provide a perfect spot for Bird Watching.

For enjoying the Majuli Culture,one can experience it through the festival being celebrated at Majuli.Some of them are The Ali-ai-ligang festival in Feb-March, Paal Naam festival at the end of Winter, In time of Raasleela many people come to visit Garamur Satra. The colorful festival and depiction of Lord Krishna’s life make it a nice event there. These colorful festivals leave tourist spellbound and they get a chance to mix with the Traditions and Cultures of the Locals…

Traditional House

Traditional House

Best time to visit Majuli the winter time…..Now Doesn’t that sounds quite exciting?

*Image Credits–Google

North-East India has the potential to rise as a Tourism Destination,if only the Government look to this,if only locals are more active in spreading its beauty,if only People from different parts show some interest in this Beautiful Paradise Known as North-East India….And I hope my little contribution serve the purpose.. πŸ˜€

Where to Stay:-These are the list of some Accommodation available in Majuli.

Alohee Ghar
Kakoti Guest House, Ph.9435203418
Kamalabari Satra Guest House,Ph.03775-273302 La Maison De Ananda, Ph.5597186356
Seuj Ville,Ph.9435734138
Circuit house at Garamurh,Head Quarter of Majuli Contact: SDO (Civil) Majuli,Ph 03775-274424 Majuli eco-tourism Lodge
Nearest airport: Rowriah (Jorhat)
Railway Station: Jorhat
Police Station: Garamukh P.S., Ph. No. 435, Kamalabari P.S., Ph. No. 430

You can also go through these organizations for planning your trip perfectly….

Majuli Island Protection & Development Council
68 South Avenue
New Delhi-110 011
Tel: +91-11-23792214

Sapta Sahid Road
GS Road, Mathura Nagar
Guwahati 781006
Tel: +91-361-2331937
Fax: +91-361-2611081

 

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63 thoughts on “Majuli–The Largest River Island of India

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    • Hi Divya,Thank You.. πŸ˜€
      And as for connectivity is concerned–First and foremost you need to travel to Guwahati,the capital city of Assam,It is pretty well connected with rest of India by Train or Flight..If you are coming by Train-Then you need to get down at Guwahati Railway Station,The main station of Guwahati,from there you will get lots of Buses to Jorhat,and once you are in Jorhat–You need a take a Bus from Jorhat town to Neamati Steamer Ghat, the main ferryboarding point for Majuli.You can also take trains from Guwahati to Jorhat.. πŸ˜€

      If you are coming by Flight,you need to take a Bus or Cab from Borjhar Airport to Inter State Bus Terminus,Betkuchi or to the Guwahati Railway Station from there follow the same way By Bus or Train To Jorhat and once in Jorhat follow the connectivity I mentioned above.. πŸ˜€

      If you need more information I will be happy to help you.. πŸ˜€

  2. Read the post and have forwarded it to my husband now comes the difficult part, lets hope he actually takes me to this lovely place. I have always felt that there is sooooo much in India to see discover and enjoy, awesome destination, great pictures and lots of vital information as well.

    • Thank You.. πŸ˜€
      Even I do hope your Husband takes you their and There is no problem getting there just you need to find out some time..
      Indeed there is lot more to see in India then we can imagine.. πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks Teny..Check Out the NE Tourism section in my blog and you will find all the NE states covered.. πŸ™‚
      Or for your convenience–https://allresourceupdates.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/north-east-india-contd-2/

      πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      • Thanks; I am having slow unlimited net connection, that is why πŸ˜€
        Btw, can I get ILP from anywhere in South India & which are the parts of NE that won’t need the same? πŸ˜€

      • ILP is required for Arunachal,Mizoram and Nagaland and the rest of NE states does not require ILP,For obtaining them I am afraid you can get them in South India but once you reach Guwahati–The main city of NE you can get ILP in Guwahati itself..

        Go through this site for more info on ILP–
        Arunachal–http://arunachalpradesh.gov.in/enter_ap.htm
        Mizoram–http://mizoram.nic.in/more/entry.htm
        Nagaland–http://mokokchung.nic.in/files/torpage.html

        Hope that helps you and if you need more info feel free to ask me I will very happy to help you.. πŸ˜€

  4. Thanks for visiting my site.
    I feel that the North east information does not get adequate coverage in The Media.
    I have mentioned this in some of my posts on NE.
    Will you let me have some links on the problems,specialties,Cuisine,Culture ?

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