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Cooch Behar

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Cooch Behar

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Cooch Behar [1] is a city and administrative district of the North Bengal region of West Bengal.

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In the beginning, the capital of this kingdom was not static and became stable only when the same was shifted to Cooch Behar. The territory of Cooch Behar was known as ‘Kamta’ even during the period of Maharaja Viswa Singha and his son Maharaja Nara-Narayan. The Mughal forces grabbed certain portion of the ‘Kamta’ kingdom in the middle of the 17th century AD. Later on the accounts of Badshanama, Shah-Jaha-nama, Tarikh-I-Assam and the Alamgirnama ascribed this territory as Cooch Behar. It is, therefore, very much apparent that the ‘Koch’ kingdom was known as ‘Kamta’ even during the middle of the 17the century AD when the Koch kings like Maharaja Viswa Singh, Maharaja Nara Narayan and Maharaja Pran Narayan used the title ‘Kamteswar’ for themselves. The valor of the ‘Koch’ kings is known best by the prides of Maharaja Nara Narayan. He has issued his own coins. The kings who ruled Cooch Behar till its union with Indian territory and its declaration as a district headquarter of the Province of West Bengal in 1950

  • From Siliguri by buses{lots of them both private & govt. run},train{from NJP}, SUVs,hired cars.
  • Proposed Coochbehar airport is coming up shortly which will be connected to major Indian cities.
  • From Assam by train,buses,cars.

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Many forms of transport are available in Cooch Behar.You can get a taxi,auto,rickshaw,bus...anything and all @ affordable rates.


The places of interest in Cooch Behar are the following:

  • Madan Mohan Bari (A temple)
  • Sagar Dighi (A lake)
  • Raj Bari or Cooch Behar palace
  • Rani bagan
  • Torsha river bank
  • Naranarayan Park and many more
  • Madan Mohan Temple
  • Madhupur
  • Baneswar
  • Rashik Bil


Roam all around,hang out with friends,get out for dinner,enjoy with family in the parks...and what not?


Pictures,cards of the palace;get in the market place for shopping.


Many restaurants are scattered throughout the city.You can try anyone of them. Food is mainly mixed Bengalicuisine though occasionally others like North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, etc. can be found. Prices are quite affordable though may have minor variations.


Drinking water can be obtained easily from govt. supply lines,however can also get packaged drinking water.Any other form of beverage are also available....try'em out.


Get in one of those hotels vailable in a wide variety of ranges.....check'em out according to your needs.

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like the way you got in.........can go furthur east towards the majical north eastern places of India or can get your bum back home.