Majuli is a famous tourist spot in Assam with its lush green environment-friendly, pristine and pollution free fresh water over the river of Brahmaputra. The place is based on an area of 880 square kilo metres but having lost significantly to erosion it covers only an area of 352 square kilo metres as at 2014. Majuli is currently listed as the world’s largest river island in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Mostly inhabited by the Tribals, the culture of Majuli is unique and quite interesting and is one of the key reasons why people love this place so much. It is also called the cultural capital of Assam. The festivals celebrated here are all joyous and vibrant. The main festival in the town of Majuli is called Raas and witnessing it is an interesting spectacle.”
The people of Majuli center on agriculture, fishing, handloom, pottery making and boat making activities to feed their families and the ecomony. Mājuli has a rich and diverse agricultural tradition, with as many as hundred varieties of rice grown organically.
The festival of Ali aye ligang is celebrated during mid-February with great pomp and show. It is celebrated for five days starting from second Wednesday of February till the next week. Local dishes like purang apin (rice wrapped in special leaves), apong (rice beer) and dishes made of pork, fish and chickens are served. Traditional Mising dance Gumrag Soman is performed in every village worshiping the almighty Donyi polo (mother sun and father moon) asking for good year of harvest.
Other festivals like Christmas is celebrated by the majority Christians of Mising tribe in upper Majuli where Jengraimukh village is the epicentre of Christians. Majuli has been the cultural capital and the cradle of Assamese civilization for the past 500 years. The satras set up preserve antiques like weapons, utensils, jewellery and other items of cultural significance.
The main village of the Majuli Isand is Naghmar where many events and festivals are being held even today. Majuli is pollution free and covered by greenery on all sides which makes it a great destination for travelers looking to spend and dwell among-st pure organic nature away from pollution. The festivals celebrated here are very colorful and vibrant which is the prime cause for which tourists from different parts of the country travel to this location.
Raas Purnima is an important event celebrated on the island in a grand manner. It is a beautiful sight to see the dance performance which is being organized on this day based on the life of Lord Krishna. The Paal Naam and Bathow Puja are the other notable festivals of the people of Majuli.
For those of you planning to visit the place, the months starting from September to March are great for planning a trip to this place.
Majuli lies around 30 kilometers from the place of Jorhat in Assam. We provide tourist cars to Majuli and neighboring places at the best prices. Feel free to book your Majuli tourist car with us online or via phone and pay later.