Mājuli or Majoli is a largest river island in the Brahmaputra river in Assam. Mājuli had a total area of 1,250 square kilometres (483 sq mi), but having lost significantly to erosion it has an area of only 421.65 square kilometres (163 sq mi) in 2001. Nearest city is Jorhat town. Krishna, the popular Hindu god is supposed to have played here with his friends. It is the cultural capital of Assamese civilisation since the 16th century. Many Xatras (Satra) or monasteries constructed by the saint still survive and represent the colourful Assamese culture. Vaishnava Satra was founded by Sankardeva, the father of Assamese culture. The main surviving Xatras (Satra) are Dakhinpat Xatra, Garamurh Xatra, Auniati Xatra, Kamalabari Xatra, Benegenaati Xatra and Shamaguri Xatra. One can view endless island on reaching Kamalabari Ghat through Ferry.
How to Reach
- To reach Majuli islands one has to reach Neamati Ghat through rickshaws or shared taxis available from Jorhat town. At Neamati Ghat, Ferry rides are available from 07:30 am to 15:30 pm.
- Hire a Sumo Taxi to visit all Satras by bargaining the rates to 60-70% of the offered amount.
- Return Ferries are available from Kamalabari Ghat till 15:30 pm.
- View of endless river from the front of Ferry
- The endless island view at Kamalabari Ghat
- Dakhinpat Xatra
- Garamurh Xatra
- Auniati Xatra
- Kamalabari Xatra
- Benegenaati Xatra
- Shamaguri Xatra
- Sunset from Ferry while Return Journey
Normal food is available here but it is best to bring food from home to enjoy the one day picnic.
- Many hotels are available on the island at different costs which can be inquired to the Sumo drivers.