LIFE IN RURAL ASSAM
In this trip, you will get a chance to visit Majuli Island, which is the second largest river island of the world. The island is the birthplace of the Neo-Vaishnavite culture which is followed by the people of Assam. Many Satras (Assamese monasteries) exist within the island, where monks both young and old, learn about various forms of traditional arts, dance, music, drama and religion. The satras preach a life of simplicity, and yet, it is easy for a tourist to be consciously enlightened by the power of such simplicity.
Majuli is also home to many tribes, who live a very simple and sustainable life. You can spend time with these tribes, understand about their ways of life and indulge in their daily activities. You can also spend time indulging in the pleasures of bird-watching, as the island is an important habitat for birds.
- Boat ride in the mighty Brahmaputra River.
- Learn about Assamese culture.
- Interact with local tribes.
- Stay in a traditional tribal hut, and live a slow and relaxed life.
- Spend time bicycling.
- Go bird-watching rare and colorful species.
- Do a little fishing.
Throughout the year, except June and July.
Minimum Persons required – 1
Arrive at Dibrugarh Airport. Night halt at hotel in Dibrugarh (the tea city of India). Evening, free to stroll around town.
After breakfast, leave for Majuli Island (5 hours). En route enjoy a ferry ride across the mighty Brahmaputra River. Stay in traditional homes looked after a family of the Mising Tribe. Evening free to unwind and relax.
After breakfast, participate with the local people in their daily work, plus learn to weave traditional Assamese Gamusa. Relax by the bonfire in the evening and enjoy the ethnic cuisine and the local alcoholic brew called Apong.
Visit the many Satras (Assamese Monasteries) and learn about the Neo Vaisnavite culture that is practiced by the monks. Go for bicycle rides and explore the mysteries of the island. Spend time spotting rare birds, as Majuli is a major habitat for the winged species. Spend time fishing.
Teach in the local school and interact with the children of the island. Indulge in activities of the Mising women and learn their unique style. Cultural show can be arranged on request.
Free to roam around the island. Do whatever you like. Visit a few more important Satras. Spend time with new found friends. Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle the island offers.
After an early breakfast, you will leave for Dibrugarh (5hours) for a flight home.
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