Majuli Festival is one of the prime festivals of Assam, which exhibits the culture of the state. It is celebrated in the river island Majuli on the bank of River Luit. The festival showcases dance, music and cuisines of Majuli along with the handloom and handicrafts products, which are also displayed for sale. Majuli Festival is celebrated on the banks of the River Luit in Majuli. It is organised exactly in a region located at a distance of 1.5 kilometres from the headquarters of Majuli, Garamur.
Attractions of Majuli Festival
Majuli Festival starts on 21st November every year and ends on 24th November. People from various parts of India come to participate and enjoy the festival. The festival represents the exclusive Neo-Viashnavite culture of the Majuli region in particular and of Assam as a whole. It also displays the native Assamese and tribal cuisine of the state of Assam.
In the festival, visitors get to see various traditional handicrafts and garments, locally made cane and bamboo products that reflect the richness of the tradition in Assam. These crafts are exhibited by different artists and artisans who come from all over the state at the Majuli festival.
The festival also organizes various cultural events that are held throughout the day. These events encourage people from within and outside Assam to come, participate and showcase their talent. Seminars and discussions on different topics are also an integral part of this festival.
Other Festivals of Majuli
Some of the other popular festivals of Majuli are Raas Purnima, Holi, Ali Aye Ligang and Christmas etc. These festivals are celebrated with the same enthusiasm by the people of Majuli.
Visiting Information to Majuli
The best time to visit Majuli is from October to March. It is 320 km away from Guwahati. Nearest airport to Majuli is Rowriah (Jorhat), which is well connected to Kolkata and Guwahati. Mariani and Guwahati Railway Station are the nearest railheads to reach the region. Majuli can also be reached by road. One has to catch a bus from Guwahati or Dibrugarh to reach Jorhat from where it will take 45 minutes to Nimatighat to cross the river.
(Last Updated on : 26-07-2019)
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