Peacock Island - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
About Peacock Island
Umananda island is the smallest river island in the midst of river Brahmaputra flowing through the city of Guwahati in Assam, a state in northeast India. The British named the island Peacock Island for its structure. The island can be reached via 10 minute ferry, available from Umananda Ghat, located near Guwahati Highcourt.
Attractions Near Peacock Island
0.9km from Peacock Island
Guwahati Planetarium is one of its kind center of astronomical education and research in Assam and the entire North-Eastern region of India. The Guwahati Planetarium is unrivaled in Assam and the rest of northeast India with its distinctive dome and sloping walls that set it apart in the skyline of the area. The Planetarium uses the Japanese Goto instrument. The hardware includes the Chronos starfield projector, Digital HD video projectors, and the Dolby sky theatre's sound system.
Assam State Museum
1.42km from Peacock Island
The Assam State Museum, established as the Assam Provincial Museum was inaugurated in the year 1940 by the then Governor of Assam, Sir Robert Neil Reid. The Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti established in 1912 along with the Assam State Museum was the brainchild of Rai Bahadur Kanak Lal Barua, whose untiring efforts gave birth to both the institution, serving a common objective i.e. preservation and promotion of Assam’s history and cultural heritage through the collection, research, and publication.
The Guwahati War Cemetery
2.14km from Peacock Island
Gauhati War Cemetery was started all through the Second World War for burials from the several military hospitals published inside the vicinity. Later, other graves had been added in by using the Army Graves Service from Amari Bari Military Cemetery, Sylhet Military Cemetery, Mohachara Cemetery, Nowgong Civil Cemetery and Gauhati Civil Cemetery, where permanent preservation could not be confident.
Nehru Stadium, Guwahati
2.22km from Peacock Island
Nehru Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Guwahati, Assam, India and managed by the Board of Sports, Government of Assam. Radha Govinda Baruah supervised, constructed and named the stadium as Nehru Stadium. It is used both for football and cricket matches. The stadium holds 15,000 people at most and was built in 1962. So far it hosted 13 One Day Internationals matches and many matches of top domestic cricket tournaments like Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Deodhar Trophy. In football it regul
Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden
5.12km from Peacock Island
The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden (popularly known as Guwahati Zoo) is the largest of its kind in the North East region and it is spread across 432 acre . The zoo is located within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest at Guwahati, India. The zoo is home to about 895 animals, birds and reptiles representing almost 113 species of animals and birds from around the world.
5.19km from Peacock Island
Kamakhya temple also known as Kamrup-Kamakhya temple, Kamakhya Devalaya is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas. Situated on the Nilachal Hill in the western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India, it is the main temple in a complex of individual temples dedicated to the ten Mahavidyas of Saktism: Kali, Tara, Sodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamalatmika.
Discover More Attractions in Kamrup, Home of Peacock Island
Kamrup rural district is an administrative district in the state of Assam in India formed by bifurcating old Kamrup district into two in the year 2003; other being Kamrup Metropolitan district, named after region it constitute. The district, along with Nalbari and Barpeta together form the Kamrup region, has Kamrupi culture and language.
Location of Peacock Island
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