The tranquility of temple and allure of nature is what defines the experience of Umananda Temple. Located in the midst of Brahmaputra river on the Peacock island, this place is a masterpiece of Assamee architecture. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu diety Lord Shiva and the festival of Shivratri attract devotees in huge number every year. It is built on the Urvashi island which is the smallest inhabited riverine island in the world. The scenic views around the temple and of the temple itself are enough to take anyone's heart away.
Ferries, streamers and boats keep taking passangers from the bank to the temple island, making the temple easily accessible. It would hardly take 10 minutes to reach the island from Sukleshwar Ghat or Fancy Bazar Ghat. The whole experience of reaching the place is much more beautiful during sunset with blazing reflection of dusk on the mighty Brahmaputra.