Umananda Island in Assam: Smallest inhabited river island in the world

Umananda Island in Assam: Smallest inhabited river island in the world

Northeast India is known for its alluring beauty, endowed with rich natural resources and the state of Assam of late has become a place of historical and religious importance as well as an amalgamation of various ethno-cultural groups, it has a long list to offer its visitors.

The region also boasts a rich cultural heritage that attracts tourists from all across the globe.

At the heart of the Mighty Brahmaputra River lies Umananda Island, the smallest inhabited river island in the world. It has been attracting tourists from the nook and corner of world as it holds a historical significance.

Also called Peacock Island due to its unique shape.

Umananda Devaloi the historical name of the Umananda temple and was built under the initiative of Ahom King Gadadhar Singha in the year 1694.

Umananda Island is the home to the species of golden langur.

(With inputs from agencies)

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