Majuli, nestled amidst the waters of the Brahmaputra about 20 kms from Jorhat is regarded as the world's largest river island. The scenic island is an abode of Assamese Vaishnavite culture, which is being preserved in Satras or Vaishnava Monasteries established by Sri Sankardeva, a 16th century leader of Vaishnava revivalism.
A number of Satras were established here, of which about 22 survive, the remaining were shifted to other locations due to floods and soil erosion. The important Satras here are Dakhin Pat, famous for Rasleela; Garamurh, with a rich collection of ancient weapons Auniati, known for jewellery and handicrafts and Bengenaati, a treasure house of antiques. Majuli is inhabited by various tribes like Mishings, Deoris and Sonowal Kacharis, and each of them is known for their unique culture. Mishings are well known for making exquisite handlooms especially the Mirizen shawls and blankets The island also attracts a rich varietyof migratory and local birds.