Undoubtedly one of Assam's best treasures, the pristine Majuli island is the proud holder of a Guinness World Record for being the largest river island in the world. Flaunting a vibrant culture and unmatched scenic beauty, the island is known as the cultural capital of Assam. Home to a mix of communities like the Mishing tribe, the Deoris, the Sonowal Kacharis and the Ahoms, Majuli is a wonderful concoction of nature and culture.

From catching ethereal pink sunsets to being invited by locals for a fresh bowl of rice beer, Majuli knows how to offer you the time of your life. While spring season in Majuli witnesses the Ali-ai-Ligang festival (that marks the onset of sowing seeds), autumn is dedicated to the Raas Mahotsav (a four-day festival to honour Lord Krishna). The festivals of Majuli provide glimpses of Assamese culture with various dances performed by young men and women.

The island is also home to several species of endemic and migratory birds. Birdwatchers and nature-lovers can take special guided tours to various lakes on and around the island and spot fascinating species. What makes Majuli even more special is the fact that it has been a seat of neo-Vaishanavism in Assam for years. Majuli's rich culture is reflected in the 25 satras or monasteries that stand here. The most influential is the Kamalabari Satra.

Majuli is a shopping paradise and visitors can buy exquisite Mishing shawls and blankets, which are made by tribal communities living in the island. The people of Majuli use bamboo to make a variety of items ranging from musical instruments and fishing equipments to even their houses. Visitors can also buy handwoven gamusa, a multi-purpose cloth used in Assam.

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