Majuli Tourism

Majuli, the biggest river island in the world, rests in Assam state. It is located on River Bramhaputra and flaunts the most majestic charms of nature.  Earlier Majuli covered an area of over 1256 square kilometre, however, later due to soil erosion it squeezed to an area of 875 square kilometres. The place has strong cultural roots and here you can experience local traditions during a popular dance festival, Majuli Bihu.

Top Places to Visit:
Kamalabari Satra: Majuli has been the centre of neo-Vaishnavite culture of Assam. One such famous Satra here is the Kamalabari founded by Bedulapadma Ata. The place brims with culture, art, literature and classical art forms. Many renowned artists like Muktiyar Bayan and Late Maniram Dutta contributed to towards raising the esteem of classical dance of Assam. From here you can also buy attractive boats and designing sculptures of various mythological characters.   

Dakhinpat Satra: This is another popular satra established in the year 1584. Its entrance has been beautified with animal forms, religious motifs, etc. Here Rasotsava, a popular festival of Assam, is celebrated with great enthusiasm. The satra has both religious as well as historical importance.     

Garamur Satra: The Garamur Satra is counted among the royal satras of the Majuli Island. This important holy site was founded in the year 1656 AD by Jayaharideva. Here you can find many ancient articles and artefacts showcasing the beliefs of the people here towards their religion. There is a big prayer hall where devotees gather to pray. Garamur Satra oozes serenity and remains a great place to meditate.

Auniati Satra: Auniati Satra is known for the Paalnaam and Apsara dance forms. Visit here and know about the technicalities of these traditional dance forms apart from many theatrical shows showcasing some epic stories. Here you can also see a display of jewellery, old utensils and handicraft items taking you into the history.    

How to Reach
By Air: Jorhat is the nearest airport from where ferries take you to Majuli.
By Ship: Majuli can only be reached by a ferry ride.
By Road: Jorhat is the nearest road linked with Majuli.

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