Spread across an area of 880 sq kilometers, Majuli is the largest river – island in the world. Majuli is a biodiversity hotspot and is almost pollution-free due to its thick vegetation and the fact that there are no industries around. Majuli’s wetlands attract a variety of birds from distant destinations every year and is a wonderful place to spot many rare migratory birds. Being the nerve-center of the Vaishnavite religion, Majuli has also historically been a center of learning. Various art-forms like mask-making and pottery are unique to this island and are still done the way they were done ages ago.
4 – Day Trip To Majuli from Jorhat
Coming down from the rolling blue hills and bumpy roads of Nagaland after spending some wonderful time at the Hornbill Festival and beyond, Majuli will feel like a very welcome change. One that will allow you to relax and enjoy at the same time while you do nothing. This itinerary for a Majuli trip helps you the best of Majuli while making sure to take things easy.
Best Time To Visit Majuli Island
September to May
While the best time to visit Majuli islands is during the dry season, you can visit the island almost all round the year.
Majuli Trip Itinerary
Day 1 – Jorhat To Neemati Ghat To Majuli
We start in the morning from Jorhat and head to Neemati ghat to catch our ferry to the Majuli. It’s a wonderful 1.5 hour’s navigating the mighty Bramhaputra. We soak-in the calm views around, smell the fresh air of the river and watch other ferries go bye. Once on the islands, we head to our Bamboo cottages and relax. The evening is free for you to walk the village roads, explore the markets, cycle around or just enjoy the calm breeze sitting by the river with the local brew in your hand.
Day 2 – Exploring Majuli Islands – Satras Mask-making – Local Food – Sunsets By The River
We start our day by visiting the Satras, the birthplace of Vaishnavite culture in Assam. We explore the unique mask-making art of Majuli by experiencing it first hand. Interaction with the artists is a good way to learn how these unique masks take shape, from bamboo structures to the final product. In the evening, either cycle around or relax by the river. Post dark, ait by the bonfire, share stories and sip your favorite brew.
Day 3 – Majuli Village Walking Tours – Weaver’s Village – Potters Village
Today we visit nearby Mising (the local tribe of this part of the region) village(s). While on the walking tour, we interact with the locals and know more about their daily life and their culture. We also learn and see first hand, how wonderful weavers they are. Later in the day, we visit Salmora, the potter’s village and find out how this cottage industry of the island has survived and flourished over the years. Later in the evening, we walk to the sunset point to witness the obvious, a gorgeous one at that.
Day 4 – Majuli To Jorhat
Say your goodbyes to this beautiful island (we can almost bet, you wouldn’t want to leave). Catch the morning ferry and cross-over to Jorhat, where the trip ends.
- Travel from Jorhat town to Neemati Ghat.
- Ferry charges from Jorhat to Majuli and back.
- Transportation from Kamalabari Ghat to your accommodation Majuli and back.
- Accommodations in Bamboo cottages.
- Breakfast on Day 2 & Day 3.
- Local guide charges as required.
- Bicycle charges for one day.
- Petrol-scooter one day (1 vehicle every 2 persons).
- Lunch & Dinners.
- Anything not mentioned above.
- 5% GST
- Prices are subject to change without prior notice, based upon the costing of variables of the trip logistics.
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