Majuli raas mahotsav assam

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Majuli Raas Mahotsav is a vibrant festival celebrated in Majuli[1], the world’s largest river island, located in the lap of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India. The festival[2] is deeply rooted in the cultural heritage of Assam and holds a special place in the hearts of its people. It offers a delightful escape into a world of folkloric jubilance and an opportunity to witness the unique essence of Assamese heritage.

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majuli raas mahotsav assam

How to Reach

By Air The nearest airport to Majuli is Jorhat Airport, also known as Rowriah Airport. Regular flights operate from Guwahati and other eastern and north-eastern cities to reach Jorhat. From Jorhat, tourists can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Neemati Ghat located 14 km from Jorhat. From Neemati Ghat there are ferry services that tourists can avail to reach Majuli.

By Train To reach Majuli by train, tourists will have to take trains from Guwahati to reach Jorhat, the nearest railhead to Majuli[3]. From Jorhat, buses and taxis will transport tourists to Neemati Ghat where ferries are available for a ride to Majuli.

By Road Jorhat also serves as the nearest road connection from Majuli. Daily, you can avail of the ASTC buses within the state. There are several day as well as night deluxe buses from Guwahati to Jorhat in intervals of seven hours.

2 Days Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Jorhat, transfer to Majuli via ferry. Visit the Satras and the mask-making village at Samaguri Satra. Overnight stay at Majuli.
  • Day 2: Visit the pottery village at Salmora, enjoy the local cuisine, and participate in the Raas festival. Return to Jorhat in the evening.

Get Around

The best way to explore Majuli is by renting a bicycle[4] for a day or two and peeling your way around the place. The humble bicycle is the most popular mode of transportation used on the island.

Things to Do

  • Explore the Satras
  • Visit the mask-making village at Samaguri Satra
  • Visit the pottery village at Salmora
  • Enjoy the local cuisine
  • Participate in the Raas festival

Offbeat Places

  • Mishing Village
  • Brahmaputra white sand


  • Attend the Raas festival
  • Visit the Satras
  • Explore the local handicrafts and artwork

Fairs and Festivals

Majuli Raas Mahotsav is the most prominent festival of Majuli Island. It is celebrated in the Satras of Majuli on the full moon day of Aghun month.


Majuli offers a delightful shopping experience, allowing visitors to take home a piece of Assam’s rich cultural heritage. You can shop for some of the beautiful handicrafts, handmade items, masks, pottery, antique jewelry and of course weaving textile.


In terms of cuisine, Majuli offers a taste of authentic Assamese flavors, with traditional dishes like masor tenga (sour fish curry), aloo pitika (mashed potatoes), and khar (a unique Assamese preparation). Visitors can also sample refreshing beverages like apong (rice beer) and enjoy local sweets made from jaggery and coconut.


There are several accommodations available in Majuli ranging from budget to luxury. Some of the popular places to stay include Okegiga Homes, Ruwad Okum, and RISONG TRADITIONAL FAMILY COTTAGE.

Go Next

After Majuli, you can explore other beautiful places in Assam such as Jorhat, Itanagar, Sibsagar, Lilabari, and Dhemaji.