World Heritage Nominee - Majuli
Majuli - is the world’s largest river island, which is situated in middle of the river Brahmaputra in Assam, India. Majuli, the pearl island with its monastic institutions and ethnic-cultural mosaic, is a large island which lies north of the main channel of the Brahmaputra, presents a very different appearance. The land lies low, the population is comparative sparse, and extensive tracts are covered with high grass jungle and forests, which is rendered particularly beautiful by luxuriant growth of the creeping cane.
|Religious dance (Satriya) at one of the many |
Vaishnava monasteries on the island Majuli
(Photo - Johan Gerrits)