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A fresh - water island                       
 

Majuli, one of the largest river islands in the world, is situated in Jorhat district. It is located 20 km of Jorhat town. It is a pollution-free fresh-water island. Total area of the island is about 650 sq km.

Its length from east to west is about 90 km and width from east to west is about 90 km and width from north to south is average 16 km. Majuli is a natural and cultural heritage site. With water bodies covering most of the areas. Majuli plays host to several among the feathered – it is part of a major migratory path for ducks, geese and other birds.

About 5-26 satras are remaining now in Majuli of which the satras of kamalabari, Auniati and Gamur

 

are worth mentioning. These satras are propagating the religious ideology of great Assamese medieval Vaishnavite Saint Sankardeva and Madhavdeva, preaching satria culture. There are regular government ferry services to Majuli every morning and afternoon from Nimatighat. Motorised private boats also carry passengers across.

Most of the dance, music and drama performances are also organized during writer month. Week-long celebrations are held during Janmashtami and Raas Leela.

 
How to Reach
 

Located 12 km north of town of Jorhat and about 300 east of Guwahati.
Airport – guwahati (300 km)
Railhead – Guwahati (300)
Road – Guwahati is the junction of the National Highways 31, 37, 40 and 52. It is the nodal point for road transport in the region.

 
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