Majuli Tourist Guide – India’s Famous River Island in Brahmaputra River – Biggest River Island in the World

Majuli Tourist Guide – India’s Famous River Island in Brahmaputra River – Biggest River Island in the World - Destination Overview
  • Package Prices
    Starting From INR 9000/-(2 night 3 days)
  • Location: Assam,India -785110
  • Altitude: 116 m
  • Longitude: 94.2026° E
  • Latitude: 26.7465° N
  • Nearest Airport: Jorhat airport
  • Nearest Train Station: Jorhat railway station
  • How to reach: Majuli is 20 kms fom Jorhat town. Buses ply regularly from Jorhat town to Neamati Steamer Ghat, the main ferryboarding point for Majuli. The entire journey takes about three hours, involving a half hour bus ride to Neamati Ghat, which has a few tourist information booths, lodging facilities and food stalls catering to transiting ferry-goers, and ferry ride to the southern tip of Majuli island. Though Jorhat remains the principal entry point, Majuli can be approached through Lakhimpur on the north and Dibrugarh on the east.
  • Season to Visit: October to March is the best season to visit Majuli. Most of the festivals and drama performances are organized during this period.

Majuli Tourist Guide – India’s Famous River Island in Brahmaputra River – Biggest River Island in the World

Majuli Tourist Guide: Overview

Majuli the largest riverine island in the world, located on the river Brahmaputra in Assam of north east India. Majuli has the distinction of being the biggest river island in the world. The island is formed by river Brahmaputra in the south and the Kherkutia  Xuti joined by the river Subansiri in the north.

What is Unique in Majuli and Why

Majuli Island is the one of the biggest river islands in the world and subsequently in India. This Island is unique from all the islands of India, this place is famous for its breath-taking sunrises and stunning sunsets. The island is culturally and spiritually significant and has been proposed as a World Heritage site. While the government has been trying to control erosion through different structural measures and crores of money, much of it is temporary and the people continue living in limbo as huge chunks of earth continue to fall into the river.

About Majuli

Majuli, the largest revering island in the world, Located on the river Brahmaputra in Assam in north east India, Majuli has the distinction of being the biggest river island in the world. The island, located 1,100 km away from the mouth of Brahmaputra, had an area of 1256 sq km in 1991. Continuous soil erosion has reduced the island to 875 sq km. Majuli was also short listed for consideration for UNESCO World Heritage status.

Majuli has been the cultural capital of Assamese civilization since the 16th century. The island was under the rule of the British until India gained independence in 1947. The main village is Namghar, where villagers gather for important events, prayers and festivals. In Majuli, you can see and feel nature at close quarters. It is home to many migratory birds.

Majuli island tour

Majuli, the largest freshwater river island of South Asia is on the Brahmaputra River, in the Indian state of Assam. Majuli has a very rich cultural heritage and has been the abode of Assamese Vaishnavaite culture.  Majuli being the cultural capital and the cradle of Assamese civilization, it is declared as World heritage site of cultural landscape. 

In Majuli Tour package you will enjoy ferry ride on Island and explore other Tribal villages of Majuli which includes Dakhinpat Satra, Garamurh Satra, Auniati Satra, Kamalabari Satra and Bengenaati Satra. Package starts from Guwahati by Ferry OR Car depends upon your choice and cover given villages of Majuli.

Where to Stay in Majuli

There are most of the guest houses are available to stay and get relief. Some Guest House is given below for your convenience

Circuit House Garamur. (8 two-bedded rooms and 2 VIP suites)

PWD Inspection Bungalow, Jengraimukh ( 2 double-bedded rooms)

Sri Sri Uttar Kamalabari Satra Guest House, Kamalabari (5 four-bedded rooms, 2 dormitories, one which can accommodate 100 Persons and the other, 40 Persons)

Hotel Island, Garamur, Majuli

What and Where to Eat in Majuli

Majuli is a calm island surrounded with water from all the sides, hence here you will find limited options for eating out. Food you will find in any Hotels, mostly restaurants are located inside the accommodation areas and the cuisine is also quite limited serving local Assamese food, sea food and some multi-cuisine delicacies.

Villages near Majuli

Majuli boasts of a multiplicity of ethnic tribes, which have contributed immensely to its rich and colourful cultural heritage. With a population of 63, 572, constituting about 42 per cent of the total population of Majuli. There are few villages neary to Majuli which is mention below

DEORI: The Deori, believed to be the priestly class of the Chutiyas, who originated from the Tibeto Burmese branch of the Mongoloids have a population of 3,498 in Majuli. They are mainly concentrated in the two villages of Major Deori and Sriram Deori. Major Deori is at a distance of 6 km to the east of Jengraimukh while Sriram Deori is located 7 km to the south-east of Jengraimukh.

SONOWAL KACHARIS: This community was engaged in the collection of gold out of the sands of the Subansiri and other rivers of Assam during the reign of the Chutiya and Ahom kings. Haidang, Hagro and Bohua are the main dance forms of the Sonowol Kacharis.

MATAKS: The Mataks belong to the historic Moamaria community. In Assamese, 'mat' means decision and 'ek' means one and thus the word 'Matak' means unanimity in decision-making, which was exhibited by this community during the Ahom rule.  In Majuli, people of this community are mainly found in the villages of Dekasensawa and Burhasensowa, Ashok guri etc., which are located 3 km to the north of Rawanapar. The Mataks are also famous for their exposition of the Mridanga, a musical instrument.

Festivals in Majuli

Rasleela is a three day festival held usually in mid-November. It celebrates the legendary love of Radha and Krishna and the devotion of the gopis to Krishna.

Ali-ai-ligang, held in February-March, is a colourful annual festival of the Misings, The ceremonial sowing of paddy starts on this day.

Bathow Puja, is a festival performed by the Sonowal Kacharis tribe where Lord Shiva, is worshipped with high veneration.

Paal Naam at Auniati Satra is a huge attraction, held at the end of autumn.