Majuli Cultural Landscape Management Authority
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TOURISM - BIRD VIEWING PLACES IN THE RIVER ISLAND OF MAJULI

DUBORI TOLI

It is 13 km east of Kamalabari, in front of Mekheli Gaon. The greater adjutant stork, purple and grey heron, darter, pallash's fishing eagle, brahminy kite, darter, etc are seen here. The darters usually rest in the jungles, south-east of Dubori Toli.

Birds such as Common Crane are regular visitors to the chaporis or islets like Bhakat Chapori, Darbar Chapori, Major Chapori and Kumolia Chapori. These places can be reached with the help of country boats from the Kamalabari ghat. Francolins can be seen at Bonoria Chapori to the northeast of Bongaon.

Other important sites for bird watching are Bhakati Beel, Rupohi Beel, Solmari Beel, Kakorikata, Dherapora beel, Katimora beel, Doria Dubi, Batomari beel, Borphutuka beel, Kharkhari beel, Bhogpur beel, Kochariboka, Goroimari and Baghemari beel, Sawla, Gatanga, Sorai Chong, Fakelani, Howlee, Nalani, Orghuli, etc,.

Hence, Majuli Island represents a land of bio-diversity. Protection, maintenance and sustenance of different components of biodiversity are predominantly governed by the inhabitants of the Island. Major stakeholders of the area are the Sattras, the villagers and the Government. Protection and maintenance of the diverse land form are directly dependent on its users. The Sattras located on the Island are one of the major land holders. Government also own a large part of land and a part of land is also owned by the local people.