Mayong—India’s Own Hogwarts. And it’s Not Even Fictional!

Namrata Dhingra

Last updated: Nov 13, 2017

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Put down those Harry Potter books and fantasy fictions. The Mayong village in Assam is India’s very own land of magic and witchcraft!

Located on the banks of the Brahmaputra in the beautiful Morigaon district, this untouched village has been the centre of black magic and sorcery in India for centuries. Here witchcraft, sorcery, and necromancy were not just practised but passed down over generations. Local folklore and ancient scriptures such as the Mahabharata validate Mayong’s connection with black magic, and archaeological findings of weapons and sharp objects suggest human sacrifices as well. Does that give you goosebumps?

Discover India’s Black Magic Capital


Owing to its mysterious history, Mayong is now a popular tourist destination for curious travellers, history buffs, adventure enthusiasts, and those fascinated by black magic.

Feel part of a fantasy movie as you explore this mystical town, still considered to be the abode of witches and magicians. Stories and accounts of people vanishing, locals being converted into animals, beasts being miraculously tamed, and fatal diseases being cured have been long associated with Mayong. There’s no way to attest the authenticity of these stories, but the whole experience of opening yourself up to this world is certainly something worth writing home about.

What to Do


Where to Stay

Choose from Sun View, Hotel Rialto, and Zizina Otis Resort.

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When to Go

The best time to visit Mayong is the winter season when the weather is cool and pleasant.

Getting There

Nearest Railway Station: Jagi Road Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Guwahati International Airport

Mayong is easily accessible by road from Guwahati (40 km from it), which has frequent flights and trains to all major cities of India.

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