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Jorhat

Jorhat (India)

Practical information on Jorhat

  • Island
  • River
  • Culture (paddy field, coffee, tea ...)
  • Off the beaten track
2 / 5 - One review
How to get there
8 hours by bus from Guwahati, via Kaziranga
When to go
From October to April
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Jorhat

Julie Olagnol Seasoned Traveller
145 written opinions

Jorhat is a transit town in Assam beside the Brahmaputra River. People go through there to reach Majuli in particular.

My suggestion:
Jorhat is a transport hub for buses. They are frequent and very practical. Make savings and abandon the jeep in this region.
My review

I only saw Jorhat's coach station, but its reputation preceded my arrival. During a trip to India, stopping off in Jorhat is only justified if you're changing to go towards another place. In my case, it was a journey to Majuli.

Note that the journey to get to Majuli is relatively tedious. Leave a lot of time for it. First you have to take a rickshaw from Jorhat coach station to Nimatighat, the ferry's departure point. They come regularly and you can negotiate the price. Then add about two hours on boat to reach the island and then another bus journey on Majuli to reach a village where you can stay. The same for the return journey.

For those who do want to stay over in Jorhat, you can do a tour around the tea plantations.

On the boat to Nimatigath, 12 kilometres from Jorhat