majuli; a world in solitude...

by Vipin C Vijayan November. 23, 2017 1235 views
The Voyage to solitude...

The Voyage to solitude...

Ever since my travelings became serious, one thing I realized is that there is this calling from a particular place, which I receive and therefore it ends up being my next destination.

Bustle and shadows in the midst of a dream...

Bustle and shadows in the midst of a dream...

This call comes to me in various forms and colours... The most common one being the intuition of hearing the particular destination's name in different forms of communication afterwards which, I end up being the traveler who sees the destination written in signboards...

Kamalabari

Kamalabari

Majuli was one such destination. And I wanted my exploration of Assam, start with Majuli. The moment came to me in the form of a local holiday in the Indian State Of Meghalaya, where I'm a university student. I didn't let the opportunity pass by... and the trip became spontaneous of which I love especially the setting forth part...

Solitude...

Solitude...

Majuli as a destination came to me breaking all those conventions that used to be there when I'm up for a journey; I didn't do my research part and that added to the spontaneity of the journey. All that I knew before packing my bags for Majuli was that, it's the largest river Island in the world and getting there is practically possible by taking up the ferry from Jorhat, Assam.

Solitude...

Solitude...

The history of the Island, especially with significant relevance to the neo-Vaishnavite culture, was learned by me only after reaching there and initiating the conversations with the locals; they were the best part of Majuli.

As the morning descends...

As the morning descends...

No one among them objected to my taking photographs of them and it was an experience that broke the convention; where there were someone or the other, whom I wanted to photograph, but objected...

The silent storyteller...

The silent storyteller...

Unforgettable part of Majuli, along it's people is the ferry service between Nimatighat and Kamalabari. Both the times I had taken the ferry during the afternoon and therefore the lighting conditions being harsh. But still, crossing over the mighty Brahmaputra, especially downstream, to Kamalabari was pleasant. It's always nice to to travel, leaving the city behind... and that one idea itself is what made Majuli peaceful for me.

Warmth in the autumn of life...

Warmth in the autumn of life...

Photographed at the Island of Majuli, Assam, India.

Individual captions credit : Susmit Sen

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