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Coochbehar

CoochBehar district is positioned in the north-east angle of West Bengal in India. It is surrounded by Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal in the north and Assam in the east. Bangladesh occupies the southern edging of the district. Once a significant status, the territory is enriched with excellent ambiance with normal sparkle & splendor. During the 11th and 12th Century AD, the

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Midnapore
Jalpaiguri


 

Pala-Senas used to rule Coochbehar.

 
 

The sculptures, coins of the Sultanate and the Mughal Periods, temples, mosques of the mediaeval and late mediaeval episode reveals that the antique province of Kamrup played a function in the expansion of the current province of CoochBehar region in West Bengal.Coochbehar is

 
 

redolent of the Koch maharajas who had reigned over the self-governing state for more than 400 years. Even Bhutan came under their regulation for a little time. The autonomous state became a region of self-governing India in 1949.
The major magnetism in Cooch Behar is however, the Palace of Koch king Maharaja Nripendra Narayan. Idealized from the concept of classical European style of Italian Renaissance, this magnificent palace was built by the Maharaja in 1887.

 
 
Total Area (Sq. Km.) 3387 sq. kms
Latitude 26036'20" & 25057'47" North
Longitude 89054'35" & 88047'44" East
Average Rainfall 3,201.3 mm.
Population (2001 census) 24, 79, 155 (as per 2001 census)
 
 


Access

There are regular rail and bus services from Kolkata to every corner of the district.
Rickshaws are the most widely available public transport within Cooch Behar town
Rail
5 km from the town is the rail station New Cooch Behar which is connected to almost all important cities of India. The rail route is one of the important rail routes connecting North-East India
Road
Cooch Behar is headquarters of the North Bengal State Transport Corporation which runs regular bus service to various places in West Bengal, Assam and Bihar. Private buses are also in usage.
Air
At present the nearest airport is in Bagdogra near Siliguri, located at an approximate distance of 160 km from Cooch Behar. Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Air Deccan are the three major carriers that connect the area to Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati.

 
 

Places of Interest:
Cooch Behar is a terrain of religious temples. The mainly remarkable amongst these is the Modan Mohan temple: positioned in the heart of the Cooch Behar town, the popular temple was constructed by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan during 1885 to 1889. The deities comprise Lord Madan Mohan, Ma Kali, Ma Tara and Ma Bhavani. On the juncture of Raas Puja the conventional Raas Jatra celebration together with with Rass Mela is held in Cooch Behar which the leading festivals of North Bengal.

 
 

Rajbari

Rajbari
Among the visitor attractions in Cooch Behar, what hits first in our mind is the Rajbari or the palace of the Kings and the adjacent imperial buildings as well as the continual magnificent details & stories. In fact, being owned by the Raj monarchy it captures the departed magnificent in the moods of neighboring populace still at the present time.

 
 

Sagardighi
Sagardighi, is a recently ornamented stunning tank attracting traveling birds and tourists in all seasons.

 
 

Gosanimari Temple
Gosanimari Temple, near Dinhata, built in the 17th century by then Koch Maharaja but reminiscent of khyen dynasty.

 
 

Rasik Bil
Rasik Bil, a vast water body in Tufanjung sub-division, provide home to a great diversity of inhabitant and migratory birds. The forest subdivision has built lodging in Rasik Bil to meet up the demands of an increasing amount of tourists.

 
 
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