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Satras and Mishing Tour

During this trip, you will discover the Majuli Island, known as the world's second largest river island. This is on this Island that the Neo-Vaishavite culture followed by the Assam people first emerged. Many beautiful Satras (Asamese monasteries) can be found within the Island. You will meet monks from all the generation, from the kids to the elders. During their whole life, they have a rich education and learn various forms of traditional arts, dance, music, drama and religion. The Satras live a very simple life but still, it is very easy and natural for the visitors to be consciously enlightened by the power of such simple and rich lives and beliefs.

This tour is available only during the Raas festival in November.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Dibrugarh

Arrive at Dibrugarh Airport where you will be picked to the hotel for the night at Dibrugarh (the Indian city of tea). Evening will be free for you to wander around town.

 

Day 2: Dibrugarh – Majuli Island

After breakfast, leave for Majuli Island (5 hours). On the way, you will have to cross the mighty Brahmaputra River is a wonderful ferry ride. Stay in traditional homes with a family of the Mishing Tribe. Evening is free to unwind and relax.

 

Day 3: Majuli Island

After breakfast, you will have the unique occasion to help the local people in their daily work and learn to weave traditional Assamese Gamusa. Relax by the bonfire in the evening and enjoy the ethnic cuisine and the local alcohol beverage called Apong.

 

Day 4: Majuli Island

Visit the many Satras (Assamese Monasteries) and learn about the Neo Vaisnavite culture of  the monks of the island. Go for bicycle rides and explore the mysteries of the island. Spend time watching rare birds, as Majuli is a major habitat for the winged species. Spend also some time fishing if you like the activity.

 

Day 5: Majuli Island

You will live the rich experience of teaching in the local school and interact with the children of the island. Take part in activities of the Mishing women and learn their unique style. Cultural show can be arranged on request.

 

Day 6: Majuli Island

The day is free to wander around the island. Do whatever you like. Visit a few more important Satras. Spend time with new found friends. Enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that the island provides you.

 

Day 7: Majuli Island - Dibrugarh

After an early breakfast, you will be taken to the Airport (5hours) for your flight home.

 

Accommodation: Two categories of hotels are proposed: Palace & Forts or Heritage Hotels:

 

Price: on request

 

Price includes:

Welcome and assistance in airport.

Transfers/Surface transports in the private AC car (Toyota Innova or Tata Indigo).

Accommodation based on double occupancy & breakfast.

Hotel taxes and services.

Insurances .

 

Price doesn’t include:

Other meals and drinks.

Entrance fees for temples, monuments and museums mentioned in the program.

Usual tips for guides and drivers.

Personal expenses..

Domestic flights