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Erosion is likely to submerge the largest fresh water River Island in next 15-20 years.
What to see:
There are twenty-one Satras on the island - several of them still very active in the tradition and training of dance, drama, music, art and craft. You can hire a boat and cruise down the river in the early morning, bird-watching; and also visit fields and homes to see the cultivation and weaving for yourself first hand of the tribes.
People even go for joy riding cycle and can best experience the secrets of Majuli the land of culture. When to visit:
The best time to visit Majuli is to coincide with the 'Rasleela', at the time of the full moon in the month of Kartik (November); but Majuli can be visited all year around. During the rainy season much of the island is flooded, but ironically, it makes getting around (by boat) easier.
Whom to contact:
1. Directorate Assam Tourism, Guwahati: (0361)- 2542748 2547102 Dy Dir 2544475 (Tourist information officer)
2. Assam Tourism Development Corporation, Guwahati: (0361)- 2454570, 2454421, 2457117, 2609182
3. District Magistrate, Jorhat, (0376)- 2320020
4. Sub Divisional Officer, Majuli, Garamur: (03775)- 274475
5. MIPADC, Majuli Island Protection and Development Council G. S. Road, Sapta Swahid Path, Mathura Nagar, Guwahati-6
Guwahati : +91-361- 2268061 (Bharat Saikia, Secy, MIPADC)
+91-9435047990 –Diganta Gogoi, Project Director, MIPADC
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Majuli: +91-3775-274440 (Jiten Deka, Secy, MIPADC Majuli Unit
Delhi: +91-11- 23792214 How to reach:
Majuli is near to Jorhat one of the major township in Upper Assam.
1. Jorhat is well connected by air, with flights via Guwahati and Kolkata from different metros of the country.
From ----- To
Days of Opn.
Delhi -Kolkata – Jorhat
Del- Kolkata 7.00 hours Dep.
Kolkata- Jorhat Dep. at 11.15 Hours every Tuesday
& 12.15 hours every Saturday
Del- Kolkata 6.15 hours
Kolkata- Jorhat 11.05 Hours
Operates on Thursday & Sundays Sahara Airlines
Every Day. Departure from Delhi at 10.15 hours.
Kolkata – Guwahati-Bangkok
Flights temporarily suspended.
Every Day. Departure from Delhi at ? hours.
2. Jorhat is connected by train from Guwahati via Mariani Jn.
(Mariani and Jorhat are connected by rail and road transport) ---- Km.
Train No. & Name
From ------ To
2506- NE Express
5610- Avad Assam Express
2436- Rajdhani Express
2424- Rajdhani Express
4056- Brahmaputra Mail
2502- Poorvothar Sampark Kranti Exp.
5657- Kanchanjunja Express
2345- Saraighat Express
5959- Kamrup Express
- Inter City
- Kamrup Express
- Brahmaputra Mail
- Rajdhani Express
Guwahati To Mariani/Dibrugarh
3. From Guwahati, Jorhat is a seven-hour bus ride. Buses leave early morning and at night. ASTC/Private Luxury Coach Night service buses are available to Jorhat under Travel agencies namely Green Valley, Assam Valley, Blue hills, Travel India and others.
Bus Service Bus From ----- to Day service Guwahati – Jorhat
Via Kaziranga National Park
Private- Luxury/Delux Coach
ASTC- Luxury/Delux Coach
Guwahati – Jorhat
Private- Luxury/Delux Coach
ASTC- Luxury/Delux Coach
4. From Jorhat it is only fourteen kilometers to Neemati Ghat.
## Bus to Neemati ghat.
Both government and private buses ply between Jorhat and Neemati ghat.
Tourist can also self-drive or hire private taxi (like Tata Sumo, Qualis, Jeep from Jorhat town through travel agents). The taxi can cross over on the ferry or machine boat (charges apply and the best option to visit Majuli).
There are at least two ferry rides to Majuli every day, one around 10.30 a.m., the other around 2.30 p.m.
Most of the Ferries or Machine boats do not maintain a general schedule time. The boats are plying as per availability of the passengers.
(Exact times can be ascertained from the private bus stand at Jorhat).
During high stages of river Brahmaputra all ferry services are suspended till the water level recedes. Ferry service
Neemati ghat – Kamalabari ghat
1.5 hour ride
Neemati ghat – Dakhinpat ghat
The first ferry ride lasts about an hour - after that transfer to a bus for a ten minute bus ride across Major Sapori, another island en route Majuli. Then a short ferry ride, and yet another bus ride to Kamalabari, the main town on the island.
Site Map Where to stay:
Majuli does not have a developed infrastructure for tourism. There is 1 hotel.
Some Sattras have guestrooms. If you write in advance, they would certainly be available. The Satras that have such facilities and can deal with visitors easily are Natun Kamalabari, Uttar Kamalabari, Auniati, Bhogpur and Dakhinpat. The first two are walking distance from Kamalabari. The second two are slightly further a field (about six kilometers away), and Dakhinpath is at one end of the island. In case you wish to go to Dakhinpath, there is a ferry from Neemati direct to Dakhinpath as well.
In addition to the Satra facilities, there are Inspection Bungalows at some points on the island (the one at Kamalabari is well located), and a Circuit House at Garamur, which is the sub-divisional headquarters. For the Inspection Bunglows and Circuit House, you could write to the Sub-Divisional Officer, Garamur, Majuli, Assam.
No. of Beds Inspection Bungalow – Kamalabari Circuit House – Garamur Banking facilities
All Nationalized & Private banks are available in Guwahati, Jorhat and Majuli (SBI branch, United Bank of India).
(Currency Exchanger facility in Guwahati) What you can do to save Majuli?
Petition your Member of Parliament to raise the issue and insist that Government resources be brought in to study the problem and then devise remedies for protection; Visit Majuli as a concerned tourist, and document the story of the island. Share it with your friends, and create an awareness of this unique piece of heritage; Invest in developing the potential for Eco-tourism on Majuli; and Wear fabrics spun and woven in Majuli - this will directly increase incomes on the island.