Majuli, the largest river island in the world, is a
civil sub-division of Jorhat District. It is located 20
km. off Jorhat town. It is a pollution free fresh water
island. Total area of the island was 1250 sq.km., now it
is about 650 sq.km.
Its length from east to west is about 90 km. & width
from north to south is avg. 16 km. Majuli is a natural &
cultural heritage site. With water bodies covering most
of the areas,Majuli attracts plenty of birds both local
About 25—26 Sattras are remaining now in Majuli of which
the Sattras of Kamalabari, Auniati & Garmur are worth
mentioning. These Sattras are propagating the religious
ideology of great Assamese medieval Vaisnavite Saint
Sankardeva & Madhavdeva, preaching Sattriya culture.