Apart from the cultural programs, exhibition and food festival, there are numerous elaborate arrangements made by the government for sight seeing of nearby places. Migratory birds are observed around the region during the time of Majuli Festival. Majuli:
A beautiful island in Assam, Majuli offers amazing blend of flora and fauna clubbed with great scenaric beauty which makes it a perfect destination to unwind. Majuli is known for its spiritual richness with numerous monasteries situated here. Lord Krishna is supposed to have played here, which makes it extremely sacred. It claims to be the largest river island in the world.
Throughout the festival numerous cultural programs are organized and troops from across Assam and India participate in them. Also, a very important part of festivities remain the preparation of some exquisite variety of food dishes. Assamese and tribal dishes of Majuli are also available and food festival is also organized during this period.
During Majuli festival grand sale cum exhibitions are arranged where wide range of items including tribal garment and handicrafts, traditional pottery items, valuable items made of bamboo and cane are being displayed for sale.
How to reach:
Majuli is a beautiful island in Assam and whatever means of transport one takes, the ride of water boats is a must to reach the final destination.
The closest airport is also at Jorhat. There are daily flights to Jorhat from Guwahati, and four flights a week from Kolkata
The nearest train station is at Jorhat.
Jorhat is connected by road to Guwahati. ASTC and private-run buses leave early in the morning and in the evening. From Jorhat it is only 14 km to Neamati Ghat. You can take a bus or an auto.
There are regular government ferry services to Majuli every morning and afternoon from Neamati Ghat. Motorised private boats also carry passengers across.
Time of celebration:
The Majuli Festival is celebrated every year in the month of November. In 2009, it will be celebrated from 21st to 24th November’09.