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Majuli

Discussion in 'Destination Guides' started by Chahal, May 22, 2016.

  1. Chahal

    Chahal ਜੱਟ ਕੀ ਤੇ ਘੱਟ ਕੀ Staff Member

    Attractions - Island, Riverside, Culture, Bird Watching
    State - Assam
    Region - North East India
    Nearest Railway Station - Jorhat Town (JTTN), Assam - 43 KM
    Nearest Airport - Jorhat (JRH), Assam - 48 KM

    There are many hidden treasures in the North Eastern part of India and Majuli is one among them. The largest riverine island in the world, Majuli has been the cultural capital of the Assamese civilization since the 15th century. An abode of neo-Vaishnavite philosophy, the Vaishnavite Monasteries (Satra) established in the 15th century are one of the major tourist attractions here.

    An exotic tourist destination surrounded by the mighty Brahmaputra River, Majuli flaunts unparalleled scenic beauty and it is the epitome of peace and calmness. When it comes to tranquility, Majuli is one of the most enchanting off the beaten track destinations in India. If you are an offbeat traveler, then you will surely love the peaceful ambiance of Majuli.


    Apart from enjoying the relaxed vibe, the highlight of any tour to Majuli is bird-watching. Considered as a paradise of sorts for the ornithologists, Majuli is home to well over 100 species of native birds. A large number of migratory birds too arrive here in the post-monsoon season. You can easily spot exotic birds species such as Little Grebe, Spotted Billed Pelican, Large Cormorant, White Adjutant Storks, Chestnut Bittern, Ruddy Shelduck, Red Crested Pochard, Stone Curlew, Black/Brown Headed Gull, Spotted Dove and Red Turtle Dove to name a few. The best time to visit Majuli is during the winter season, between November and March.
     

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