Top-10 place to Visit in Cooch Behar | Cooch Behar

        Top-10 place to Visit in Cooch Behar

  • Cooch Behar Palace (Rajbari): Built in the classical European style of Italian Renaissance on the lines of Buckingham Palace in 1887. A recently constructed museum in the rooms of the Palace has added glory to the Royal structure. The vast lawn and beautiful landscaping of the garden have made it more beautiful. It is a must visit.

    Cooch Behar Palace

    Cooch Behar Palace

  • Madan Mohan Temple: Situated in the heart of the Cooch Behar town. Constructed by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan during 1885 to 1889. A divine structure, deities include Madan Mohan the kul-devata of the Koch Dynasty, Ma Tara and Ma Bhavani. The annual Rash Mela is held here in November.
Madan Mohan Temple at Night

Madan Mohan Temple at Night

  • Rajpat Mound: A protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Situated about 35 km from Cooch Behar Town. One can see the remains of a palace and some excavated artefacts and statues.
  • Baneshwar Shiv Temple: Situated at a distance of about 10 km to the North of Cooch Behar town, the temple has a ‘Shivalinga’ 10 feet below the plinth level. There is a big pond within the temple campus having a large number of tortoise. Some of the tortoises are very old and big in size. At Siva Chaturdashi a big mela is held here for a week.

    Baneshwar Temple

    Baneshwar Temple

  • Madhupur Dham: Situated about 10 km west from Cooch Behar Town. In 1489, Shankaradeva performed his last journey to Cooch Behar when Maharaja Nar Narayan requested him to preach the teachings of the neo-Vaishnava cult. It was in his honour that the Madhupur Dham was built in the 16th century. This place has a special significance for the devotees of Acharya Shankaradeva.

    Madhupur Dham

    Madhupur Dham

  • Kamteswari Temple: Situated at a distance of about 35 km west of Cooch Behar Town, the original temple is now destroyed. The present temple has been established by Maharaja Pran Narayan in 1665 The throne of Devi is situated here. Beside the main temple 2 smaller temples also exist/ at the gate a ‘Tarakeswar Sivalinga’ exists.
  • Sagardighi, Cooch Behar : Situated in the Cooch Behar Town itself. The huge tank was excavated by Maharaja Hitendra Narayan. It is a popular rendezvous in the evening, surrounded by heritage buildings including Victor House and a War Memorial where a tank is kept. During winter months one can spot migratory birds on the water surface and the nearby trees.

    Sagardighi:

    Sagardighi

  • Rasikbil (Tufanganj): It is situated about 42 km from Cooch Behar Town. A recognised bird sanctuary. It has a deer park and a recently built aquarium where fishes, turtles, seven nos. of leopards, Peafowl are kept. You may spot Chinese Fishing Nets on the way to Rasikbil. Rasikbeel is a complex of wet land, the name of important water bodies are Bochamari beel, Rasik beel, Batikata Beel & raichangmari beel. In Bengali beel means large water body. The main migratory bird spp found in this wet land are Lesser Whistling Teal, Common Teal, Cotton Teal, Dapchick, Bronze winged Jacana, Pheasant Tailed Janacana, Shoveler, Barheaded goose, White Eyed Poacherd etc. Except this a lot of other aquatic bird like small & large Cormorant, four spp. of Kingfisher, open bill stork etc. are found. The area of water doby complex is 178 hec. The whole area comes under protected forest & managed by Coochbehar Forest Division. In recent past (Jan, 09) a beautiful watch tower of 70 feet height was constructed by Coochbehar Forest Division. There is a min zoo at Rasikbill, the zoo is recognised by Central Zoo Authority, Govt. of India. There are Tortoise, Gharial, Leopard, Spotted deer, Peafowl and other birds in the zoo. In 2009, Coochbehar Division in collaboration with Zoological Survey of India conducted bird census in the wetland complex, 66 species of birds were recorded.

    Rasikbil

    Rasikbil

  • Rasomati Ecotourism complex– This ecotourism complex is recently developed by Coochbehar Forest Division. The main attraction is the Rasomati Jheel (Water body) which herbours lots of residential & migratory birds. There is a picnic spot with paddle boating facility for tourist. A six km. long Jungle safari is also major tourist attraction. For observation a tower of height 56 feet has been constructed. The spot is located in the Patlakhawa forest which was a game reserve of the king of Coochbehar.
  • Kholta Ecotourism Spot– The spot is on Coochbehar Alipurduar Road, 20 km away from Coochbehar, Recently (Feb-09) Developed by Coochbehar Forest Division, The children park, Deer park (Sambar & Spotted Deer)& Toy train is the major tourist attraction. The spot is surrounded by Araikumari riverlet, there is old teak plantation created by the king of Coochbehar.

    Kholta Eco Park

    Kholta Eco Park

  • Jorai– This is a small sub-urban area of Coochbehar district. The name derived from a rivulet called “Jorai Nodi” which is a tributary of the river Sankosh. Danio rerio and Danio dangila species of fishes are available in Jorai Rivulet. Borealis spp., the rare fishes of Himalayan foothills are available here apart from Raidak and Sankosh river.This fish is locally called “Boirali maach”.The small suburb is famous for its marathon football league and Raas-mela (Fair based on Radha-Krishna’s life). The railway station, named Jorai, has a uniqueness in it. There are three railway stations, named Kamakhyaguri, Jorai and Srirampur, comes in a consequitive row which belong to three separate districts, named Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar (both are of West Bengal ) and Kokrajhar (of Assam), respectively.

Apart from these other tourist spots or places to Visit in Cooch Behar District

  • Eco Heritage Park
  • Nipendra Narayan Park

    NN Park Cooch Behar

    NN Park Cooch Behar

  • Brahmo Mandir
  • Ranir Bagan
  • Baradebi Bari, Cooch Behar
  • Siddheswari Kali Bari
  • Dangar Ayee Temple
  • Siddhanath Siva temple, Dhaluabari
  • Madan Mohan temple, Mathabhanga
  • Gosanimari

6 thoughts on “Top-10 place to Visit in Cooch Behar | Cooch Behar

  1. Cooch Behar is a beautiful place. i like many parks over there. A must place. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for writing to us Mr.Subrat Kumar Mishra about Cooch Behar

  2. It’s always grt. 2 know abt. Coachbehar as I luv. this Heritage City & its History.

  3. Thanx Admin. 4 yur kind response.

  4. A must for each & every Rajbongshi person to visit this magnificent town to know our very own rich socio cultural heritage and roots .
    It’s really very very enlightening !!!!!!

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