State : Assam in India.
Best Time to Travel : October to March.
Weather Conditions : Coolest months are from November to February when the average temperature is 27 0 c. Hotest time March to June 34 0c.
Search Out : Majuli, 800 sq km in area, is located in the Brahmaputra River. It is 12 km north of Jorhat, Assam. Jorhat is 310 km east of Guwahati.
Majuli Travel Holiday
Majuli in Assam is perhaps the largest river island in the world, lie in the lap of the majestic Brahmaputra. The main attraction of Majuli Travel Holiday is its Satras. Out of 665 satras of Assam, 65 satras are housed by Majuli in Assam.
It has sublime and serene atmosphere, a perfect environment in which the soul combines with elements. This has provided the back drop for the historic "Moni Kanchan Sanjog" between Assam's pioneer Vaishnavite Saints Shankerdeva and his disciple Madhabdeva in the 15th century. With the subsequent establishment of 'Satras', Majuli developed as the crowning glory of the Vaishnavite culture in Assam.
Majuli Travel in Assam is a melting pot of different plain tribes possessing colourful and resourceful identities. The main tribes residing in Majuli are the Misings, the Deoris and Sonowal Kacharis.
Airport : The closest airport is also at Jorhat. There are daily flights to Jorhat from Guwahati, and four flights a week from Kolkata.
Railhead : The nearest train station is at Jorhat.
Road Transport : Jorhat is connected by road to Guwahati. ASTC and private-run buses leave early in the morning and in the evening. From Jorhat it is only 14 km to Neamati Ghat. You can take a bus or an auto.
Water way : Plane, train, car or bus, to actually get to Majuli you have to take a boat ride. There are regular government ferry services to Majuli every morning and afternoon from Neamati Ghat. Motorised private boats also carry passengers across.
Majuli can be reached by three main routes Jorhat Nimatighat from Jorhat. Dhokuakhana from Dhemaji and Luit-Khabolughat from North Lakhimpur. Besides these, there are many ghats with single machine boat from both banks of the Brahmaputra.
Staying in Majuli
There are a few small hotels in Garmur and Kamalabari. Advanced booking is not needed as the place is yet to become crowded with tourists. Through Assam Tourism, you can arrange your stay at their Circuit House. The satras run guesthouses with friendly housekeepers and strictly vegetarian food.
Sightseeing Travel Tours in Majuli
Vaishnava Satras was founded by Sankardeva, the father of Assamese culture. In 15th century Shankardeva took shelter in Majuli and spent a couple of months at Beloguri (in West Majuli), which was a place of glory for the historic and auspicious, 'Moni Kanchan Sanjog' between Shankardeva and Madhavdeva. This was the first "satra" in Majuli. Starting from "Moni Kanchan Sanjog" there had been 65 satras developed for propagation of ethics and socio-cultural ideals. But at present there are only 22 satras in Majuli.
Other Important Satras
The other had to be shifted to other safer places due to devastation of flood and erosion. Among those the main existing satras are (a) Dakhinpat Satra, (b) Garamurh Satra, (c) Auniati Satra, (d) Kamalabari Satra, (e) Bengenaati Satra and (f) Samaguri Satra. These Satras are the treasure house of "Bongeet" Matiakhara, Jumora Dance, Chali Dance, Notua Dance, Nande Vringee, Sutradhar, Ozapali, Apsara Dance, Satria Krishna Dance, Dasavater Dance etc. which were contributed by Shri Shankardeva.
The Rich Flora & Fauna
Majuli in Assam is home to many rare varieties of flora and fauna and plays gracious host to many a flock of migratory birds each year. Various species of rare migratory birds like Pelican, Siberian Crane, Adjutant Stork are found in Majuli Assam.
Other Interesting Things
Majuli unfolds a variety of interesting traditional handicrafts, pottery, ethnic culture and dance forms, water sports, village life of a real tribal type and lots more.