Majuli is a picturesque, lush green and pollution-free river island in the mighty River Brahmaputra. It is the world's largest river island and it attracts tourists from all over the world. Majuli is also a strong contender for a place in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. Mostly inhabited by Tribals, the culture of Majuli is unique. It is also called the cultural capital of Assam. The festivals celebrated here are all full of joy and vibrance with a lot of music and dance. The main festival in the town of Majuli is called Raas and seeing it is a fascinating experience.
Majuli is a mystic place that is wrapped in history and culture. It is the biggest river island in the world, and home to the Sattriya culture, which has been playing a pivotal role in binding together different ethnic groups of the region through the spread of religious ideologies of Neo-Vaishnavism and its cultural traditions since the 15th century.
There are frequent flights to Jorhat from Guwahati, as well as other parts of the country, especially the eastern zone. There are four flights in a week from Kolkata to Jorhat too. From Jorhat, take private bus to the Neemati Ghat. One can also book a taxi from Jorhat, and take it on the ferry.
There are two ferry rides which one need to take while going to Majuli. The first one takes about an hour, then one have to take a 10 minutes bus trip to Major Sapori. From this island take another ferry and then a bus ride to the main town of Majuli. From the Neemati Ghat, which is about 14 km from Jorhat, where at least two ferry boats are available per day that can take a visitor to the river island Majuli.
Jorhat also serves as the nearest road connection from Majuli. On daily basis, one can avail the ASTC buses within the state. There are several day as well as night deluxe buses from Guwahati to Jorhat in the interval of seven hours.
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