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"World's Largest Fresh Water Island"

Majuli Tourism

Majuli is a lush green environment-friendly, a pristine and pollution-free freshwater island in the river Brahmaputra, just 20 km from the Jorhat city and located 347 Kms from Guwahati. With a total area of 1250 sq. km, Majuli is the world's largest river island and it attracts tourists from all over the world. Among one of the most surreal places in India, Majuli is also a strong contender for a place in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Mostly inhabited by Tribals, the culture of Majuli is unique and quite interesting and is one of the key reasons why people love this place so much. It is also called the cultural capital of Assam. The festivals celebrated here are all joyous and vibrant. The main festival in the town of Majuli is called Raas and it is an exciting and interesting spectacle.

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Assamese Architectural in Majuli

Different parts of India show us glimpses of the various architectural styles. Majuli's buildings reflected the architectural style of the bygone era when the kings and queens used to rule. Many of the monuments are preserved due to their sheer significance regarding history and architecture. The Dakhinpat Satra in Jorhat District is an excellent example of the Assamese architectural style. The gates are decorated with pictures of flowers and animals. Various such paintings embellish the insides of Dakhinpat Satra. Nearby monuments like Tengapania are also famous for their Ahom architectural style which is popular in Assam.

Suggested Itinerary for Majuli

Day 1: Reach Majuli and check into a hotel. Visit Garmur which is a traditional spiritual site. First, go to Kamalabari Satra which carries cultural and religious significance. Then head towards Auniati where Assamese Jewellery and Handcrafted items are exhibited.

Day 2: Go to Dakhinpat Satra which is a famous ancient site where a lot of devotees come to celebrate Rasotsava every year. Tengapania is situated near Brahmaputra river. The structure is magnificent and makes up for an excellent spot among tourists for picnics near Majuli.

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How to Reach Majuli

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To reach Majuli, you will first have to reach Jorhat. From Jorhat, which is just 20 km from Majuli, you will have to travel on a ferry. The ride itself is a fun experience. Jorhat has its own airport with daily flights from Kolkata and Shillong. Jorhat also has a railway station which is connected to the capital town of Guwahati which is well linked to the major cities of India.

How to reach Majuli by flight

Majuli can't be reached by air. It doesn't have any airport. Jorhat is the only connecting point between Majuli and other cities. With a well-developed airport, Jorhat can be reached easily. From there, you can start your journey to Majuli.

How to reach Majuli by road

Since Majuli is a river island, it doesn't have any well-maintained system of roadways. So, you cannot take a bus or taxi to Majuli. Again, the only option is to rely on a nearby city, specifically Jorhat, to reach this beautiful island.

How to reach Majuli by train

There is no train available to Majuli. As Majuli is not commercialised, it is kept as close to nature as possible. Hence, no railways tracks are laid there. If you wish to travel by train, you can get a train to Jorhat which is connected with Guwahati, a major Assam city.

How to reach Majuli by waterways

Majuli is reachable via one medium, i.e., waterways. Ferries are available to take you to this beautiful river island. Since Majuli is surrounded by water bodies from all the sides, boats and ferries are used to go from one place of this city to another.

Local transport in Majuli

You can use the boat services to go down the river for a unique experience. You can also rent bicycles to get around.

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What is famous about Majuli?

Crystal clear waters. Beautiful landscapes. One of the few cities in the world which heavily relies on waterways. Culturally diverse with different festivals like Ali aye ligang celebrated there.

What is not so good about Majuli?

Not connected by airways, roadways or railways directly. Not many accommodations are available here. Limited food options. Constant degradation of Majuli due to erosion.

Who should visit Majuli?

Majuli is perfect for those people who like to enjoy amidst the crystal clear waters. Majuli takes you to the other part of India which is unlike any other place. If you find affinity with islands and want a unique trip, then Majuli is the right place for you.

What is the best time to visit Majuli?

The gorgeous river island of Majuli can be visited in winter Season. The cool temperature and the breathtaking vistas make the ambience beautiful. During the summers, the temperature is immensely high and can lead to humidity and nausea. It is best to avoid Majuli during summers. Monsoon is another good season to visit Majuli. The frequent showers bring alive the surroundings, and the atmosphere becomes beautiful.
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What is the local food in Majuli?

Majuli will not offer anything exquisite or unique but simple, ordinary and typical food with handful of popular items off the the local state menu can be found here. The options can be somewhat limited and you might want to carry some food from home for a trip to Majuli. The popular items that you might find here include Khar, Laksa, Tenga and a few varieties of rice.
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What is the best way to reach Majuli?

To reach Majuli, you will first have to reach Jorhat. From Jorhat, which is just 20 km from Majuli, you will have to travel on a ferry. The ride itself is a fun experience. Jorhat has its own airport with daily flights from Kolkata and Shillong. Jorhat also has a railway station which is connected to the capital town of Guwahati which is well linked to the major cities of India.
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What are the places near Majuli?

The top places near to Majuli are Jorhat which is 21 km from Majuli, Itanagar which is located 58 km from Majuli, Sibsagar which is located 45 km from Majuli, Lilabari which is located 38 km from Majuli, Dhemaji which is located 70 km from Majuli

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Rohit Shroff

5 years ago
- Do remember to carry your sun fighters! Sun screen lotion, caps, etc. Try and wear loose clothes, especially during the summer season.

Sudhir Jogani

5 years ago
Beware of Fraud and cheater Taxi Operators in Majuli ! I visited Majuli with my family on 1.1.2017 and hired a Sumo Taxi at 9.30 Am till 2.30 PM at Rs 1600 from Mr Raj a taxi operator at Kamalabari G (Read More)hat. Our tour ended at 2 PM and the taxi operator demanded Rs 2200 saying that he has shown us many more sites which was not supposed to be visited. It was a great surprise for me on his such unjustified demand , but inspite of my request he did not agree to accept what was agreed. So I was bound to pay him what he demanded and also said to him that if they cheat tourists like this, one day no tourist will visit the island, but he was so shameless and greedy.........! My experience about the Island is that the people of this Island are the most greedy and cheater people, never visit such place..... but inspite of this if you visit never trust the people there.... !

Rituraj Gogoi

5 years ago
Honestly speaking everyone that hasn't seen and feel the peace and serenity of village life should visit the river island Majuli , and as above the person says about the taxi it is that one person ha (Read More)d done fraud and the reputation of the whole community got blamed .. but it is not liked that you can hire a scooty or cycle to visit the place in its most essence or visit through trustable guides hotels residencies ... a short drone film contribution for majuli please watch :
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