Umananda Temple987 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Guwahati, Assam, India
- Timings: 05:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 91361-2547102
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Umananda Temple is a Shiva Temple built in Guwahati in 1594, by the Ahom King of Assam. Located on the Peacock Island in the centre of river Brahmaputra, this alluring abode of lord Shiva is one of the finest of its kind and is a favourite destination for worshippers and believers.
An enjoyable ferry ride will take you to this temple and the structure of the temple is a beauty in itself. The inherited rock-cut figures inhabiting the structure are a unique example of Assamese craftsmanship. The representation of Shiva, Surya, Ganesh, Devi and 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu are worth observing. The main shrine can be reached by a flight of steps and the temple is worth a visit when in Guwahati.
Umananda Temple Travel Tips
- It is a religious place so head should be covered at all times.
- It is advisable to leave the footwear outside.
- The peace and sanity of the religious place should be not disturbed.
- The Siva Chaturdasi is a festival celebrated in the temple annually which is worth catching up.
- Ferry services are available.
How to Reach Umananda Temple
- There are ferry services from kachari ghat.
- Momo Ghar
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86.05% of people who visit Guwahati include Umananda Temple in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
54.81% of people start their Umananda Temple visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Umananda Temple
50.98% of people prefer walking in order to reach Umananda Temple
Umananda Temple Reviews & Ratings
In the midst of the grand Brahmaputra is this tiny island that holds a temple of Shiva. The island is called the Peacock island for it structure. While the cruise lasts only for 10 minutes, taking it while the sun sets over the river is a perfect photo op for everyone out there. If you are not religious, i would suggest taking a normal cruise and enjoying the scenary rather than the island itself. For those who want to go to the island, there are some 100 odd steps one has to climb to get to the temple. The ferry service ends around 4-4:30 by the government while it ends at 5:30-6 by the private. Also that you will get one hour to get back that is sufficient time to spend on the island.
It is really a awesome place. Temple surrounding is very peaceful. Very neat and clean. I have a wonderful memory in this place while visiting for worship with my friend
Located in an island in the mighty Brahmaputra, this temple is a real paradise. Must visit in Guwahati. Steamer ride is enjoyable to and fro from the place. Spiritually very good. Highly recommended.
Wow! I must say this is an amazing place and an oldest temple in Guwahati City. Many people come here to find peace. Many devotees come here and pray to GOD for their well being. Eat proshad and visit the temple all the time It is situated on the bank's of Brahmaputra . You will feel like the wind is flowing through your heir. Really amazing experience .
Good place to visit amidst Brahmhaputra river. The temple is situated in an island. So the only way to go there is boat. Do visit at the time of sun set to get the breathtaking beauty of nature. Be aware of the monkeys near temple premises.
What is the fee for private boats to temple??Answer Report Abuse
Do private boats makes a tour of island?? Or only the gov. Boat?? What does it do just pick up and drop to temple?? That's it??Report Abuse
Government ferry is cheap, around INR 20. Private ferry varies from INR 100 to INR 200 per person depending on the availability and number of passengersReport Abuse