Located in the banks of River Brahmaputra, Majuli is the largest river island located
in the world. Majuli is a part of the Indian state of Assam. This river island had a total
area of 1, 250 square kilometer, but having lost significantly to erosion and shrunk to
the present area as the river surrounds has raised. Majuli is studded with wide blue
sky and beautiful landscape. Besides its natural beauty, this island is also known for its
cultural celebrations, which is the best way to enjoy this place's heritage. Some of the
other major tourist attractions here are Vaishnava Satra, Garamurh Satra, Dakhinpat
Satra and many other places. If you are looking for a place where you can find solace
from day to day chaos, then book any of the Majuli holiday packages offered by
EaseMyTrip.in and go for a refreshing Majuli tour.
Best Sightseeing Places in Majuli
Before going for Majuli vacation, you must prepare a Majuli travel itinerary through
which you can plan your trip.
This Island has been the hub of Assamese neo-Vaishnavite culture, initiated
around 15th century by the revered Assamese saint Srimanta Sankardeva and his
disciple Madhavdeva. Many Satras or monasteries built by the saint still survive and
represent the colourful Assamese culture. After the "Manikanchan Sanjog", sixty
five satras were set up. However, today only twenty-two of the original sixty-five are
operational. It is to be noted that Sixty-five out of the six hundred and sixty-five original
satras in the state of Assam were situated in Majuli. Some of the notable Satras which
you must visit are, 'Dakhinpat Satra', 'Garamurh Satra', 'Auniati Satra', 'Kamalabari
Satra', 'Benegenaati Satra' and 'Shamaguri Satra'.
It is a famous picnic spot on the banks on River Brahmaputra. The beautiful picnic
spot is located close to Majuli and is surrounded by Dhakuakhana, Disangmukh and
The Colourful Culture of the Tribes:
The colorful and vibrant culture of the tribes located here also may interest you. Also,
you would love to observe Pottery making, Mask making and Exotic homespun masks
crafts of these tribes.
If you love to explore the culture of Majuli, then you can attend its festivals. These
festivals include the Rasleela, Ali-ai-ligang (held in Feb-Mar), Bathow Puja and Paal
Naam (held at the end of autumn).
Observing the sunset in winters and watching migratory birds on the shores is another
famous attraction for nature lovers.
Best Time for Holidaying in Majuli
Being an island, Majuli enjoys tropical climate with harsh prolonged monsoons and
hot & humid summers. The winter season (October to February) is relatively cool and
favorable for planning your Majuli trip. It is the time when you can enjoy sightseeing
and various other activities in the region.
Must Buy Things from Majuli
Not only for its beauty, but for many other things Majuli is unique and one of its kind.
In fact, the shopping experience here is rare. Frankly the economy of Majuli depends
primarily on agriculture with different types of rice and paddy grown there. You can
buy 'Koomol Saool'- eaten in breakfast by the people, 'Bao Dhan or Boro and brown
rice, which is used to prepare traditional dishes. You can buy any type of rice you want
to take back home. Besides that, you will find a variety of handloom including cotton and
silk textures and pottery items that can be bought as souvenirs and home decoration
items to take back home.
Explore Options to Reach Majuli
Before booking your Majuli holiday packages, you should know about the modes to
reach this city. Read on to more:
Jorhat airport is the nearest air link from Majuli. This city is well-connected with all the
major cities of Assam and India, by air. From Jorhat, there is a short distance to travel of
14 KM to Neemati Ghat where ferries are available.
There are at least two ferry rides to Majuli. The first ferry ride lasts for about an hour.
After this, there is a ten minutes bus ride across Major Sapori, which is yet another
small island en-route Majuli. The second ferry starts about 3 PM in the afternoon and
is only for a short time. Finally, after another bus ride, you can reach the main town of