Umananda Mandir


The temple complex sits on a small forested island, accessed by a 15-minute ferry ride from Umananda Ghat. Many visitors feel that the Shiva temple, which sits atop the island, is less interesting than the boat ride out to it.

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1. Sati Radhika Prasanti Udyan

0.53 MILES

Between the riverbank and Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Rd in Uzanbazar, this sliver of peaceful, tree-shaded park is police patrolled and particularly popular with…

2. Old High Court

0.56 MILES

The old courthouse, with its distinctive beehive dome, has been replaced by the very similar new High Court diagonally across the road.

3. Guwahati Planetarium

0.56 MILES

The Guwahati Planetarium looks like a cross between a mosque and a UFO and has two shows in English per day.

4. Christ Church

0.56 MILES

The pretty, half-timbered Christ Church, with pointed, wood-framed windows, is one of Northeast India's oldest churches, founded in 1844. Rebuilt twice…

5. Nehru Park


A pleasant space for strolling tree-shaded pathways.

6. Gateway of Assam

0.69 MILES

This arched construction on the Brahmaputra was built to welcome British viceroy Lord Northbrook when he arrived by river steamer from Kolkata in 1874.

7. Ugratara Mandir

0.72 MILES

The red-coloured Ugratara Mandir was built in 1725 to enshrine the spot where the goddess Sati's navel is believed to have fallen when her distraught…

8. Dighalipukhuri Park

0.82 MILES

The mildly attractive Dighalipukhuri Park has boating facilities. The lake was once connected by a channel to the Brahmaputra and was used as a naval…