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Introducing Majuli

Best time to visit : October to March
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Embellished with majestic hills, beautiful landscape and gushing Holy River, Majuli is truly a Shangri-la on the earth. The incredible natural beauty of Majuli astounds tourists from across the globe. The cultural exhibitions, cultural tradition and cultural celebration of Majuli, makes it a cultural hub of Assam. The flawless hospitality and scrumptious cuisines of this exotic island is commendable. Those who fancy living and resting on the lap of Mother Nature, must surely visit Majuli Island at least once. Bird and wildlife sanctuary, monasteries and the river are sure to beguile your mind. This island in the Northeast India presents the perfect setting for honeymooners, water-sport enthusiasts, nature lovers and bird watchers.

Facts

Soaked by virgin and serene river and environed by tea gardens and abundant greenery, Majuli is a large river island in the Brahmaputra River in the Indian state of Assam. It is known to be one of the largest fresh water islands in the South East Asia and biggest river island in the world. Majuli has been adjudged as a world natural heritage site by UNESCO. The island is also speculated to be the playground of the Hindu God, Krishna. Assamese, Deori and Mishing are spoken in Majuli. ‘Raas’ is the main festival of Majuli. The following city guide is drafted to provide your comprehensive tourist information about Majuli in a novel style.

The food served in Majuli reflects the culture and tradition of Assam. The traditional dishes consist of a mixture of exotic spices, condiments and herbs. Rice is the staple food here. Some of the popular vegetarian items served here are kahor thal and tenga (sour curry). For non-vegetarians, dishes made of dried fish are popular. On special occasions like Bihu, a special dish called pithas is prepared from rice.

Handlooms and Handicrafts are some of the popular items sold here. Majuli is well-known for handloom products and silk items, especially Muga Silk. The island is popular for roadside shops and stalls for shopping. Hire a tourist guide to explore the famous shopping spots in Majuli.

Nearby Places:
  • Jorhat (about 287 km.) – It is the second largest city in the Indian state of Assam. Also known as the ‘Cultural Capital of Assam.’ Provides daily ferry ride to Majuli Island. 
  • Golaghat (about 336 km.) – Houses famous cultural heritage sites. Renowned as one of the oldest tea towns in Assam. The place is famous for hot water springs. Some of the popular attractions of Golaghat are Nambor Wildlife Sanctuary and Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary. 
  • Sivasagar (about 230 km.) – A multicultural town, popular for its Ahom Palaces and Monuments. Sivasagar is a tea and oil trading center. It was formerly known as Rangpur. 
  • Tinsukia (about 214 km.) – Business Capital of Assam. The Shiva Dham Temple and Dibru Saikhowa National Park are two popular places to visit in Majuli. 
  • Kaziranga National Park (about 360 km.) – A famous national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon district, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses local and migratory bird and wildlife species. 
  • Dibrugarh Town (about 167 km.) – A beautiful town, the place is famous for producing Assam Silk and tea. It is one of the must visit places at Majuli. 












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