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Tourist Places To Visit In Majuli island
Majuli, the largest river island of India, is the confluence of many things. People gather here to witness the exquisite beauty of nature, to experience cultural traditions like 'borgeet' and 'Chali dance,' or to look at the sunset. It is the seat of Neo Vaishnavite tradition and has been so for a long time. It is the home to 22 Vaishnava Satras as well. From nature to culture from religious to spiritual, there is little something for everyone who visits this magical little place called Majuli. Read on for tourist places you can visit here in Majuli.
Kamalabari Satra is the hub of Majuli’s artistic, musical, cultural and religious life. The structure, though dilapidated, stands a testimony to the exquisite craftsmanship of the yesteryears. The intricate works on the walls are just as bright. The ceilings have images of deities and Gods. A visit to Kamalabari Satra is a must if one desires to learn more about Assamese history and culture.
This is another regal monument of Majuli that is of both religious and cultural significance. Rasotsav is celebrated here with much pomp and show. On full moon day in November, Raasleela is performed by artists. Once again, the Dakhinapat Satra throws substantial light on the cultural heritage of Assam.
This holy site is the centre of Vaishnavite tradition. It has some highly ornamental pillars sheltering the praying area. Garmur houses artefacts and literary works of Vaishnavites and for all those who are interested to learn more about this sect and their history, this is the place to be.
Founded by Niranjan Pathakdeva, Auniati Satra houses some unique collections of Assamese artefacts, utensils and jewellery. The place is also popular for the Apsara and Paalnaam dances that are performed here. The Satra, with its beautifully engraved yellow gateway, is another important centre of Assamese culture and heritage.
This golden temple stands as a testimony to the architectural excellence of the Ahom dynasty. Located on the banks of River Brahmaputra, Tengapania has some beautiful pillars and statues all over its premises. The temple and the river close by also make a perfect picnic spot that is frequented by visitors.
Located in north Lakimpur near Majuli, Chetia gaon is renowned for its natural beauty. There is River Subansiri flowing by that enhances its beauty. Boasting of a wide array of flora and fauna, Chetia Gaon offers perfect opportunity for trekking and hiking. Soak in the tranquillity of the surroundings while gorging on the delicious local cuisine of Chetia Gaon.
Another place to visit from Majuli located near Naali in the city of Jorhat is Bangalpukhari. It is popular for the beautiful water reservoir it houses. As history goes, this tank was built by Rupsingh Bangal. He built it with the money he was awarded for killing the governor of the region Badan Barphukan. The water of this tank was however never used as it was built using money that was received upon killing a person. Over time it became a site of tourist attraction.