Your are here:

MAJULI

Majuli or Majoli is a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, in the Indian state of Assam. Majuli is the largest river island in India. (the largest river island in the world is Bananal Island in Brazil) Majuli had a total area of 1,250 square kilometres (483 sq mi), but having lost significantly to erosion it has an area of only 421.65 square kilometres (163 sq mi) in 2001.

Majolis individual distinctiveness is that it is not uphill, down dale, snow capped mountains or warbling mountain springs which put a tourist into the thrall in Majub, but it is the freedom of the wind, the freedom of the rivers, the vistas of freedom opening up one after another, the freedom of the birds and the pristine primitiveness, simplicity and innocence of the people living for centuries at close proximity of nature that sways, excites and thrifis the imagination of the tourists. During the monsoon, the rivers swell and vast tracts of land are submerged. The old and the young, and even children steer clear on their rowing boats to safe destinations. No one seems scared of the swelling torrents and no depths seem unchartered water for them. At night wild geese and ducks fly in flocks high above one's head to far-away destinations. Wild birds of a thousand lands- local as well as migratory swarm the heels and rivers in Majuli.

There are islands within islands in Majuli and like a capricious woman quickly changing her mood, the landmass keeps changing its shape after every summer. Its beauty reminds a visitor of the shifting reality of the rainbow.

MAJULI Photos