Surrounded by the Brahmaputra river, Majuli is one of the largest river islands in the world covering an area of 886 sqkm. However the area of Island has been gradually reduced from 282,165 acres in 1853 due to erosion.
Around 15th Century the Vishnava culture was introduced here by the revered Assamese saint Srimanta Sankardeva and his disciple Madhvdeva and slowly Majuli became a centre of Vishnava practice. Over fifteen Vaishnava monasteries (Satra) are on Majuli. The major monasteries are Kamalabari, NatunKamalabari, Auniati, Garmur, Samoguri, Dakhinpat and Bengenaati. These satras are regarded as the prime centres for Assamese art, culture and religion. Auniati is known for its great collections of old utensils, jewellery and handicrafts of this part of North Eastern India.
Upper Majuli is resided by tribal groups like Mising and Deoris where tribal people still maintain their traditional of colourful costumes and festivals.
Plenty of migratory birds of great varieties are also seen here. Here various species of rarest kinds of birds from the other countries are found like Pelican, Siberian, Crane, Adjutant Stroke etc. in Majuli. The southeast, the southwest and the northern part of Majuli are 3 important spots good for bird watching.
Ali-Al-Lvigang festival for Missing tribe is renowned here takes place during the first Wednesday of the Month of Ginmur Polo (February – March).
The Paal Naam held at Auniati Satra is a huge fair takes place at the end of Autumn.
Another tribal festival staged by the Sonowal Kacharis tribe is " Bathow Puja ", where Lord Shiva is worshipped.
Nearest Airport is Jorhat situated at a distance of 20 km. Jorhat is connected with Guwahati.RAIL
Mariyani is the nearest mainline railway station. Jorhat railway station is on the Farketing-Mariyani branch.ROAD
Buses for all mejor destinations of Assam are available from Jorhat.
Distances: Jorhat 20 km and Guwahati 200 km.