Incredible India: Majuli River Island, Assam

Majuli Island

Majuli River Island, Assam, East India is the largest riverine island in the world. Situated within the braided Brahmaputra river (that stretches up to 10 miles at its widest point), the island was a part of the mainland until it was separated by an earthquake and new river channels during 18 CE. Majuli River Island has a population of more than 1,50,000, living in 144 villages. Initially, the island covered an area of 1250 sq. KM, but due to erosion, only 421 sq. KM remains now. It is famous for handlooms, varieties of rice, pottery & Vaishnavism. More…

Photo by Kalai Sukanta from Shillong, India (Majuli Island,Assam) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), via Wikimedia Commons.

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