Majuli in Assam is the biggest river island in the world, located right on the Brahmaputra River. It is about 20km away from the city of Jorhat, and can be visited between November to March for the best experience. The island is formed by two rivers: Subansiri in the north and Brahmaputra in the south.
Majuli has been the culture capital of Assam since the 16th century; Naghmar being the main village where events and festivals are held regularly. The place is pollution free and covered by lush greenery on all sides making it an environment-friendly destination. You can therefore expect: breathtaking scenery, sublime sunsets, picturesque landscapes and gorgeous photographs upon your visit here. You can also learn a thing or two about the neo-Vaishnavite philosophy here—22 Vaishnava Satras are located on this island that were established during the 15th century. Many travellers visit the important ones each year like Dakhinpat Satra, Kamalabari Satra, and Garamurh Satra.
Majuli has a distinct local cuisine: with 100 different types of rice that grow here annually. Among them Komal Saul variety is the most unique one. Other interesting dishes include Khar, Laksa, Tenga, and Pitha. Majuli is home to beautiful pottery and handloom items as well which you may buy as souvenirs on your visit here. Mask-making is another form of cultural activity here.
The festivals celebrated here are so colourful and vibrant that that is the prime cause for tourists from different parts of the country to travel to this location. Raas Purnima is one such important event which is celebrated in a grand manner. It is rather lovely to see the dance performance on this day based on the life of Lord Krishna. The Paal Naam and Bathow Puja are other notable festivals of Majuli. Bird watching is another major attraction of the island.