Majuli, one of the world’s largest inhabited river islands, has several satras – Vaishnavite monasteries, some dating back to the 16th century. The Institution of Satra is a unique feature of Vaishnavism in Assam, founded by Sankardeva, the father of Assamese culture. The satras are not just monasteries, but centres of traditional performing arts.
In 15th century the first Satra was founded in Majuli. Since then sixty five Satras have come up for the propagation of ethics and socio-cultural ideals. However, at present there are only twenty two Satras in Majuli. The others had to be shifted to safer places due to the devastation of flood and erosion.
The satras consist of a large prayer hall facing a simple shrine, surrounded by dormitories and bathing tanks for monks.
Day 01: Arrival at Jorhat
You will be received upon arrival by our representative and transfer to Hotel. Afternoon you can explore the Tea Research Institute in Jorhat. Evening free. Overnight at Jorhat
Day 02: Enjoy Boat ride of Brahmaputra to Majuli
Early morning transfer to Nimati Ghat to take a ferry to Majuli, the great riverine Island of Assam and probably Asia. On arrival check into your hotel homestay, Visit the famous Satras in the evening to enjoy the Satra Culture.
Overnight at Majuli
Day 03: Explore Tribal Village & Satras
After breakfast, we will take a cycle tour to the Missing village and explore the tribal culture of the village and the life of the people. After lunch visit the Vaishnava Dharma pilgrimage centre.
Day 04: Departure Journey
In the morning further drive back to the ferry ghat and board on boat to the Mainland and transfer to Airport at Jorhat for your onward journey