About Eco Camp ME: Po Okum (Happy House)
Majuli is home to the Mishing tribe a mainy agricultural tribe found in many places in Assam along the plains of Brahmaputra. Traditionally, the Mishing tribals build homes raised on stilts to prevent the flood waters from entering their homes. Just about all materials for the huts are made of bamboo, teamed with coconut matting.
Due to a wonderful initiative of the council of the Mishing tribe in Majuli island, tribal people built and run a small resort in exactly the same style of their own traditional homes.
The resort consists of a handful of bamboo cottages spread around a central open area. Each bamboo hut is perched on stilts a few metres above the ground and accessed by sturdy wooden steps. There is a pleasant sit-out in the front which catches the breeze. The seating on the verandah and the beds are made from giant bamboo. The flooring is made from split bamboo and gives a distinct bouncy feel as you walk on it. The huts are covered with thatch stretched on bamboo rafters. The bamboo beds are comfortable and clean with a mosquito net for protection during the night. Attached bathrooms have a western toilet and a basic shower with running cold water. A generator provides electricity during the evening.
A small restaurant serving delicious meals is an added attraction.. Me: Po Okum provides travelers an experience very close to living in a tribal village with some basic comforts thrown in. This makes for an excellent place from where to explore Majuli's many attractions.
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Majuli is the largest river island in the world. The island, a World Heritage Site in the Brahmaputra river, is known for its beautiful rural setting, monastic retreats and traditional tribal architecture.
A few days at Majuli allows you to gently contemplate mesmerising landscapes of rice fields, water meadows and fish traps, meet the local Mishing people and learn about Neo-Vaishnavite philosphy at one of Majuli's ancient satras.