Majuli Cultural Landscape Management Authority
...Promoting and preserving the rich heritage of Majuli


Majuli is one of the largest inhabited mid river deltaic islands. It is located in the upper reaches of the river Brahmaputra and within the latitude of 26°45'N-27°12'N and longitude of 93°39'E- 94°35'E. It is a fact that Majuli was created as a result of periodical natural changes in the course of the river Brahmaputra caused by frequent major earthquakes in different times as well as high floods.
Majuli is situated in the northern part of Jorhat District separated from the main land by the river Brahmaputra.Its geographical area was nearly 1256 square kilometers as per Government survey of 1891 but much of it was washed away by the river Brahmaputra. Now the area is shrunk to not more than 515 square kilometers.


The history of Majuli begins in the 7th century when it was first explored as a habitable place. During the 10th-13th centuries, the surrounding areas of Majuli were inhabited by diverse groups of people.


Majuli Cultural Landscape Management Authority (MCLMA) a statutory body was constituted under the provision of the Majuli Cultural Landscape Region (MCLR) Act 2006.


  • The M/S WAPCOS LTD., a Government of India undertaking has undertaken the prestigious job of preparing "Comprehensive Development Plan"(CDP) for Majuli Cultural Landscape Region covering all aspects of life and culture in the region.
  • A Tourism and Cultural information center under the administrative control of the executieve officer MCLMA inagurated by CEO,MCLMA at Kamalabari Ghat Majuli in August presence of citizens of Majuli on 27-09-2014 to provide authenticated information on various aspects of Majuli to forgien/domestic tourists.
  • Raasmohotsav images are uploaded click here or see under the culture menu click on the Passoverevent
  • Paal Naam images are uploaded click here or see under the culture menu click on the Passoverevent


The Sub-Divisional Officer(Civil) is the administrative head of Majuli.The SDO is assisted by four EACs, including the Election Officer, Majuli.


Majuli is the nerve-centre of the Neo-Vaishnavite religion,art and culture.


The prime attractions of the island are the Sattras, the colorful tribal cultures, the sunrise, the sunset, ferry rides and the migratory and indigenous birds.


The Sattra is a religious and cultural institution which is concerned with the dissemination of the principles and devotional practices of Neo-Vaishnavism.