Majuli is the the biggest river island in the world and is located on the river Brahmaputra in Assam and is formed by Brahmaputra in the south and the Kherkutia Xuti joined by the river Subansiri in the north. Making you feel at peace with nature, it is home to many migratory birds. Located 1100 km away from the mouth of the Brahmaputra, Majuli had an area of 1256 sq km in 1991 but due to soil erosion, it has now reduced to 875 sq km.

“The island of Majuli is said to be the largest river island in the world. It is situation midst the river Brahmaputra, near Jorhat, in Assam, India. The island is around 200 kms in circumference but substantial river erosion is quite serious. The island is home to tribals such as the Mishing (also Missing) people who prefer living on the banks of the river. They are predominantly fisher people. Majuli island is also the home to some 22 Sattras (Hindu monasteries) mostly dedicated to the Hindu God, Vishnu. Majuli is dotted with lagoons, as depicted in this photograph. The water hyacinth, also in this photograph, is present too and in parts its proliferation is pernicious. Rice is a popular crop. The island of Majuli is a World Heritage Site and is beginning to attract a steady flow of tourists. The photograph was taken during late afternoon.”

Majuli has been the cultural capital of the Assamese civilization since the 16th century and its main village, Naghmar, hosts all the important events, festivals and prayers. A good learning center for neo-Vaishnavite philosophy, there are 22 Vaishnava Satras in the city, the first of which was established in the 15th century by Sankaradeva, the father of Assamese culture. These attract a lot of tourists.

The festivals of Majuli are another crowd puller. The Raas Purnima, that takes place in the Hindu month Kartik showcases a dance performance based on Lord Krishna’s life and the Majuli festival during which special events are organized, sees several cultural troupes from all over Assam come to the town. The Paal Naam at the end of Autumn and the Bathow Puja where Lord Shiva is worshipped are some other exciting festivals.

The local languages here are Mishing, Assamese and Deori. Agriculture is the main source of income in the town; around 100 different varieties of rice are grown in Majuli. Komal Saul, a unique type of rice is eaten by locals as a breakfast cereal while the Bora Saul is a sticky brown rice used to make Pitha, a traditional cake. Pottery, handloom, boat-making, fishing and dairying are some of the other important economic activities. Face masks and pottery are a must-buy from Majuli.

Some of the most Exciting Tour of Assam:

Wildlife with Arunachal

An opportunity to experience Wildlife and Natural Beauty of North East India hands on hand for 9 Nights/10 Days with complete sightseeing, memorable experience & Fun Unlimited.

Read More »

Wildlife Adventure Assam

north east wildlife tour,north east wildlife tour packages,north east india wildlife packages,wildlife destinations of north east india,wildlife tour to north east india,manas national park,kaziranga national park

Assam boasts two out of India’s five UNESCO environmental World Heritage sites, and we have devised this 7-night package to provide visits to both these sites, Manas and Kaziranga National Parks, together with a short cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra River and an exploration of the little-visited Orang National Park. Manas enjoys stunning scenery, backed by the jungle-covered hills of Bhutan, while Kaziranga boasts a wide range of easily seen wildlife, the many rhinoceros being the outstanding ….

Read More »

Green Paradise

assam - meghalaya tour,assam - meghalaya tour package,guwahati - shillong tour,guwahati - shillong - cherrapunji tour,guwahati - shillong - kaziranga tour,kaziranga tour package,meghalaya tour from guwahati,guwahati - shillong package,shillong tour from kolkata,guwahati - shillong - kaziranga tour package

A 7 days visit to the states of Meghalaya and Assam in search of caves, cascades, tea and wildlife covering all the naturally beautiful places like Shillong, Cherrapunjee, World Heritage – Kaziranga, Guwahati ..

Read More »

Mesmerizing North East

Catch some memorable moments of your life during Guwahati,Shillong,Cherrapunjee,Kaziranga Tour for 5Nights/6 Days with complete sightseeing and fun unlimited. Grab the opportunity …

Read More »

Assam – Meghalaya & India Bangladesh Border

Visit Kamakhya Temple (Guwahati). – Visit Silk village, Sualkuchi village (Meghalaya), – Excursion to Cherrapunjee, situated 60 kms from Shillong (80 kms from Umium) and much more…

Read More »

The Abode of clouds – Meghalaya

meghalaya tour package,meghalaya tourism,meghalaya tour,assam - meghalaya tour,assam - meghalaya tour package,guwahati - shillong tour,guwahati - shillong - cherrapunji tour,guwahati - shillong - kaziranga tour,kaziranga tour package,meghalaya tour from guwahati,guwahati - shillong package,shillong tour from kolkata,guwahati - shillong - cherrapunji tour package,shillong - cherrapunji tour,shillong - cherrapunji tour from kolkata,shillong - cherrapunji tour delhi,shillong - cherrapunji tour from mumbai

The Abode of clouds – Meghalaya – the ultimate customized tour itinerary to explore Guwahati, Shillong, Cherrapunjee in 3 Nights/4 Days with complete sightseeing,adventure and fun unlimited. Don’t miss the opportunity..

Read More »

Festival of Nagaland – Hornbill

hornbill festival of nagaland,visit hornbill festival of nagaland,nagaland tour package,nagaland travel packages,nagaland holidays,nagaland vacations,trip to nagaland,nagaland packages,nagaland travel guide,nagaland holiday packages

Nagaland is the land of festivals, this interesting tourist festival is put together by all the tribes to showcase Naga culture , handicraft and cuisine. All the tribes perform a variety of cultural items. You can enjoy hornbill tribal dance, songs and costume.For visitors it means a closer understanding of the people and culture of Nagaland.

Read More »

Exploring Tribal Life of Nagaland

tribal life of nagaland,naga tribe,nagaland tour package,nagaland travel packages,nagaland holidays,nagaland vacations,trip to nagaland,nagaland packages,nagaland travel guide,nagaland holiday packages

Nagaland’s blue-hued mountains and emerald expanses comprises an intriguing world of ancient rituals and proud people. Nagas has evolved into a generic term for many tribal communities in the North East. There are 16 major and numerous sub-tribes spread over Nagaland’s seven districts.

Read More »

The Beauty of Seven Sisters

north sikkim tour,north sikkim tour packages,sikkim tour packages,sikkim tour,gangtok - lachung - lachen tour,lachung tour packages,lachen tour,gangtok tour packages,lachung - yumthang valley tour packages,gangtok tour,lachung tour,gangtok tour from delhi,gangtok tour from kolkata,gangtok tour from Mumbai

Covering all the major destination & beautiful tourist spots of entire Seven States (Seven Sisters) in 23 Nights and 24 Days and creating an indelible impression and sweet memories of North East, it’s People, Culture and the Natural Beauty. Get Hurry to avail the best deal.

Read More »

Wildlife Adventure with Spiritual trip to Parashuram Kund

Safari in World Heritage Site by UNESCO – Kaziranga National Park. Holy trip to Parashuram Kund …

Read More »