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How To Reach Mayong
Known as the Land of Black Magic, Mayong or Mayang is a small village in Assam’s Morigaon District, by the banks of River Brahmaputra, located just 40km from Guwahati. Tourism’s ripe in Mayong owing to its repute of being the hub of the craft of black magic in India. This mysterious hamlet gained popularity after a documentary that was made by Utpal Borpujari gained the media’s attention. This documentary is all about the lives of the people of Mayong and their black magic art. One of the best ways of reaching Mayong is to take a cab or rent a motorbike from Guwahati. Alternatively, you can also take a train to Jagi Railway Station/Barahu Train Station, which are the closest to Mayong.
The nearest airport to Mayong is Guwahati International Airport, which is roughly 61km away from the village. With some of the major Indian metros well connected to Guwahati well via flight/train travel, one of the best ways to reach here would be to take a flight to Guwahati and then make the onward journey by road to Mayong. Besides some other popular sectors, you can take a flight from New Delhi to Guwahati, which is about 2 hours and 10 minutes at an estimated fare of INR 4,000-12,900. Flights operational on this route include Indigo, Air India, GoAir, Air Asia, Spicejet and Vistara.
The train journey from Delhi to Guwahati can be made in about 27 hours and 40 minutes, with trains leaving for Guwahati from New Delhi twice daily. These trains include nos. 12424, 12502 and 20506 at a rough ticket price of INR 750-850. Once you reach Guwahati, you can travel to Mayong by road or take a train from Jagi Road Train Station or from Barahu Railway Station, which are about 28km/32km respectively from Mayong.
The road distance between Guwahati and Mayong is about 38km and the best way of reaching here would be to take a taxi for a 35-minute ride at an approximate cost of INR 800-1,000. Some of the cab operators functional on this route include xcell.co.in, mytaxitrip.com, kamakshitours.com. Alternatively, you can drive down yourself at a fuel cost of INR 270-400. This is also one of the cheapest ways of reaching Mayong.
Mayong is located in the Marigaon District of Assam in Mayang Tehsil, which is about 14km from the district Head Quarters. 40km from Guwahati, public transportation to the Mayong Village is very restricted, hence the best way to reach here is by taxi or hire a motorbike. The daily commute to the village is limited as well. The closest bus stops to Mayong are at Mayong BDO Office (0.5km distance), the Circle Office (0.6km distance), the Kumoi Bus Stop (1.8km distance) or Bhakatgaon Chairali Bus Stop (2km distance).