Majuli is the least explored tourist destination; the place is popular for lush greenery, crystal clear water, blue skies, monasteries, bamboo house and majestic Brahmaputra River. Majuli is the world’s largest freshwater river island. The beautiful island is located at the center of the magnificent Brahmaputra River. The place is free from the hustle and bustle and is perfect to enjoy the scenic view. Majuli is very popular for the Neo-Vaishnavism monasteries.
Majuli – A Heaven On Earth
Majuli is the dream destination for all the nature lovers, if you love rain, freshwater, breath taking views, then Majuli is perfect place during the monsoon. Majuli is a popular destination to explore Assamese culture, art, music, and religion, a perfect choice for offbeat tourists all across the globe. All the houses on this island are made of bamboo and are elevated. This is mainly to protect themselves from floods.
8 Exciting Things to Do at Majuli
1. Take shelter in the Bamboo Homestay
If you want to create memories in Majuli, you must take a bamboo made accommodation, it offers total comfort during the entire stay and you surely will have a wonderful experience to cherish forever. The best part about a bamboo homestay is, you get to eat yummy home cooked meals and can relish authentic Mising delicacies.
2. Visit the divine Dakhinpat Satra
Dakhinpat Satra is located in Kamalabari, a peaceful place to worship and offer prayers. The neo-Vaishnavite Satra conducts Ras Mahotsav every year with great enthusiasm.
3. Listen to Peaceful Bhajan
Either during morning or evening, experience the beautiful sound of bhajans in monasteries where monks play different instruments and recite mantras. The place is flooded with local community folks, they usually spend hours enjoying the soothing music and join them. Before starting, collect all the information regarding the timings so that you can enjoy the delightful scene to the fullest.
4. Cycle and explore the beautiful alley of Garmur
Take a cycle ride, explore the beautiful alleys of Garmur and the magnificent river. If you are lucky, you can even meet the locals of Mising tribe. They are very warm and loving people who would be more than happy to host you and narrate beautiful tales.
5. Gobble up the local delicacy
If you are a foodie, Majuli will offer your simple, appetizing and delicious food. The place has nice food joints and restaurant where you can satisfy your taste buds with a different variety of rice, Tenga, Pitha, Komal Saul etc. The food is soulful and the hospitality is amazing.
6. Take a joyful ferry ride
If you are traveling by car or jeep, you still can carry your car on the ferry. The ferry offers 40-50 minutes for a joyride on water. You get to see a beautiful view of Brahmaputra River. Enjoy the cool breeze and scenic view. All the ferries have options for snacks, safety, and washrooms.
7. Picnic at Tengapania
Tengapania is a spectacular picnic spot, which is located at the bank of Brahmaputra River, the entire view is spellbinding you can witness the beauty of Dhakuakhana, Machkhoa, and Disangmukh here.
8. Explore art and culture at Kamalabari Satra
Kamalabari Satra is another famous place which offers a beautiful view of the river island. If you are an art lover, you will love this place. The place is surrounded with lush greenery and allows you to explore art, culture and literature.
If you love to explore offbeat and unique places, Majuli is your dream destination. Spend 2-3 days on this beautiful island, fall in love with nature, and explore the art culture and yummy food.