department of tourism

government of west bengal

COOCH BEHAR

Once a princely State, Cooch Behar is known for its fine climate, natural freshness, and beauty. During the 11th and 12th Century AD, the Pala-Senas ruled Cooch Behar. The sculptures and coins of the Sultanate and the Mughal Periods, and the temples and mosques of the medieval and late medieval periods reveal that the ancient kingdom of Kamrup played a role in the development of the present Cooch Behar. The main attraction in Cooch Behar is the palace of the Koch king Maharaja Nripendra Narayan. Designed to resemble the classical European style of the Italian Renaissance, this magnificent palace was built by the Maharaja in 1887.
Cooch Behar is also famous for large water bodies. Among them the Rasik Bill is famous for a huge population of migratory birds that assemble here every year. The Forest Department has built accommodation at this site to meet the demands of a growing number of tourists interested in ornithology.
Bordering the Jalpaiguri district is the Chilapata Forest Range which is also an interesting trail for nature lovers.
Cooch Behar is also a land of temples. The most notable among these is the Madan Mohan Bari. The Madan Mohan temple, in the heart of the town of Cooch Behar, was built by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan during the period 1885-1889.
The deities include Lord Madanmohan, Ma Kali, Ma Tara, Ma Bhavani, and Katyayani. On the occasion of Raas Puja, the traditional Raas Jatra Festival along with Raas Mela is held in Cooch Behar and is among the biggest festivals of North Bengal. Another temple is Kamateshwari Temple that dates back to the 17th Century.
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    Baneswar Siva temple
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    Baneswar Siva temple

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    Located 10 km towards the north of the town of Cooch Behar, the temple of Baneswar Siva has a ‘Shivalinga’ that is 10 ft below the platform level. The temple also has ‘Gouripat’ and another temple by its side with the idol of 'Ardhanariswar'. During the festivals of Dol Purnima and Madan Chaturdashi, the idol of 'Ardhanariswar' is carried to the Madan Mohan Temple in the town for some time. The temple complex also has a pond with many tortoises with some of them being very big and old. A big fair is held here during the occasion of Siva Chaturdashi.

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    KAMTESWARI TEMPLE
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    KAMTESWARI TEMPLE

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    Kamteswari Temple is situated at a distance of about 8 km west of Dinhata railway station. The original temple was destroyed. The present temple has been established by Maharaja Pran Narayan in 1665.

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    COOCH BEHAR PALACE
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    COOCH BEHAR PALACE

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    The main attraction of Cooch Behar is the palace of the Koch king Maharaja Nripendra Narayan. Designed to resemble the classical European style of Italian Renaissance, this magnificent palace was built by the Maharaja in 1887. Raised on a basement of 1.5 mts. in height, this double storied brick building covers an area of 4768 sq. mts. It extends 120 mts. from north to south and 90 mts. from east to west. The frontal facade consists of a series of arches resting by an alternate arrangement of narrow and broad piers to contain single and double Corinthian pilasters respectively. A porch is projected in the centre to provide main entrance to the building through the Durbar Hall. Recalling the memory of St. Peter's Church at Rome, the Durbar Hall is dodecagonal in shape, resting on four arches supported by massive Corinthian pilasters and projecting a lantern at the top. The intrados of the dome is relieved in stepped patterns and flanked by a small elegant balcony with twelve window openings at the base. In the center of the Durbar Hall, the marble floor contains the royal insignia in pietra dura. The building contains more than fifty rooms/halls of varied dimensions which include bedrooms, dressing rooms, billiard room, kitchen, dinning hall, dancing hall, library, Toshakhana and the ladies gallery. Certain rooms deserve special attention for their beautiful paintings in the ceiling as well as in the interior wall surface.

    How to Reach:

    By Air: Cooch Behar air terminal, around 3 km east of the downtown area, is associated with Kolkata and Guwahati. Bagdogra air terminal, around 154 km northwest of the city, is better joined with significant urban communities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh, and so on. Taxis are accessible from both the airplane terminals to achieve the downtown area.

    By Train: New Cooch Behar rail line station, around 6 km north east of the downtown area, lies on the Barauni-Guwahati line. It unites urban areas like Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Amritsar, Dibrugarh, Puri, Gaya, and so forth. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are accessible from the rail line station to achieve the downtown area.

    By Road: Private and state run transports join the city to most significant urban communities in West Bengal, Assam and Bihar. Focal Bus Terminus, the principle transport stand, is close Rajbari Palace.

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    MADAN MOHAN BARI
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    MADAN MOHAN BARI

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    This is the most important temple situated in the heart of the Cooch Behar town. Maharaja Nripendra Narayan constructed Madan Mohan temple during 1885 to 1889. The deities in the temple include Lord Madan Mohan, Ma Kali, Ma Tara and Ma Bhavani. On the occasion of Raas Puja the traditional Raas Jatra Festival along with Rass Mela is held in Cooch Behar, which is among the biggest festivals of North Bengal.

    How to Reach: Cooch Behar airport, about 3 km east of the city centre, is connected to Kolkata and Guwahati. Bagdogra airport, about 154 km northwest of the city, is better connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh. Taxis are available from both the airports to reach the city centre. New Cooch Behar railway station, about 6 kms north east of the city centre, lies on the Barauni-Guwahati line. It connects cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Amritsar, Dibrugarh, Puri, Gaya etc. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are available from the railway station to reach the city centre. Private and state run buses connect the city to most major cities in West Bengal, Assam and Bihar. Central Bus Terminus, the main bus stand is near Rajbari Palace.

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    Baneswar Shibaratri Mela
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    Baneswar Shibaratri Mela

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    In the month of February-March on 'Shiva Chaturdashi' (according to Bengali calendar), a big fair is arranged at Baneswar. Besides Baneswar, a fair also take place in the sub-divisional towns of Dinhata and Mathabhanga on the occasion of Shiva Ratri. Recently the fair which is held at Mathabhanga, has reached wide dimensions over years of celebrations.

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    MADHUPUR DHAM TEMPLE
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    MADHUPUR DHAM TEMPLE

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    The Madhupur Dham was built in the 16th century in honour of Shankaradeva when he made his last journey to Cooch Behar in 1489 on the request of Maharaja Nar Narayan to preach the sermons of neo-Vaishnava cult. This temple is highly significant for the followers of Acharya Shankaradeva.

    How to Reach: Madhupur Dham is well-connected via road network to all foremost places in the state, West Bengal or from neighboring state. Many state Goverment run buses and many privately operated buses ply between Kolkata and Malda. Madhupur Dham is easily accessible by using state bus service. The closest junction is New Cooch Behar Railway Station.

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    SAGAR DIGHI
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    SAGAR DIGHI

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    There are 22 tanks all over town - the most spectacular among these is Sagar Dighi, with grand structures arrayed all around it. The buildings, built mostly between the 1880's and 1920's, are now offices of the district administration. A popular hangout in the evenings, the tank attracts migratory birds in winter.

    How to Reach: The nearest airport to Sagar Dighi is Paro Airport, lachung which is 145 km away from Sagar Dighi. The nearest railway station to sagar dighi is New Cooch Behar Railway Station which is 28 km away from Sagar Dighi.

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    Rasik Beel
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    Rasik Beel

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    Rasik Beel is a huge lake located in the town of Tufanganj in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. It is a very popular bird watching spot and famous for local and migratory birds. Rasik Beel boasts of wild flora and fauna and is surrounded by three dark and dense forests-Nagurhaat, Atasmochar and Bochamari. The Lake located in the middle of the forest is a beauty spot in the body of Rasikbill. The lake features sweet water fishes in abundance. The Kutiputti and the Borali that are two popular varieties of fish in North Bengal are found in this lake. Large Aquarium, Crocodile Rehabilitation and Deer Park are attractions in the heart of Rasik Beel. The Deer Park with above fifty Deer is a suitable place to roam or relax. In the park with movement of Deer and the fluttering of bird on the bank of the lake is a nice spot to make much of leisure. There are also a Python house, a Leopard house and a Tortoise house to visit. Apart from all these Rasikbill is famous for bird watching activities. Numerous local and migratory birds make their nests here during different times of the year.

    How to Reach: National Highway No.31 between Siliguri and Guwahati passes over Cooch Behar and Alipurduar. North Bengal State Transport Corporation Buses, Bhutan Govt. Buses, Mini Buses, Private Buses and Taxi are available from Siliguri to Cooch Behar or Alipurduar. Then tourists may take the Cooch Behar - Rampurhat mini bus which will go to Rasik Beel via Toofanganj in 2 hours. Visitors will also get buses from Alipurduar. Nearest railway station to Rasikbil is Kamashkhaguri. Kamashkhaguri is around 6 km away from Rasik Beel. Some trains have stoppage at Kamashkhaguri which train is going towards Guwahati from Kolkata or other metro city of India. New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri Railway Station are main railway station in this area. Cooch Behar is another nearby railway station of Rasik Beel. Nearest airport is Bagdogra.

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    SIDDHESWARI KALI BARI
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    SIDDHESWARI KALI BARI

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    The Siddheswari Kali Bari was built by Maharaja Harendra Narayan in 1830 and is situated around 11 km from the town of Cooch Behar. The sanctuary has the icon of Goddess Siddheswari and there is a heavenly tree by the sanctuary also. The Siddheswari Kali Bari was developed by Maharaja Harendra Narayan in 1830 and is situated around 11 km from the town of Cooch Behar. The sanctuary has the symbol of Goddess Siddheswari and there is a heavenly tree by the sanctuary also.

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    TORSHA RIVER BED
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    TORSHA RIVER BED

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    Torsa River Bed is another attraction of Cooch Behar that attracts the nature loving tourists. Many tourist and locals come here often to witness the sunrise and sunset. As Cooch Behar is situated on the bank of River Torsa many prefer to take a boat ride in the River Torsa mainly in the winter months.

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    DANGAR AYEE TEMPLE
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    DANGAR AYEE TEMPLE

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    The Dangar Ayee Temple situated in Gunjabari in the town of Cooch Behar was developed probably between 1839 and 1847 by Dangar Ayee Kameswari Debi, wife of Maharaja Shibendra Narayan. This sanctuary is broadly known as Aunts House of Lord Madan Mohan, thus the spot is called Gunjabari.

    Gunjabari in Cooch Behar was built by the 1st Queen Danger Ayee, Kameswari Debi of Maharaja Shibendra Narayan (1839 to 1847). This sanctuary lies in central point of the towns and is imterrible state. It is to be reconnected and it is must faces lack of interest from the visitors.

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    GOSANIMARI RAJPAT
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    GOSANIMARI RAJPAT

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    Gosanimari Rajpat is a pride of Cooch Behar. This has an important historical and archaeological place in the history of Cooch Behar. The Kingdom of Kamata was ruled between the 11-12th Century A.D. by the dynasties of Pala and Sena, then by the Khen dynasty in the 14th century A.D. until 1498 A.D. Then the King Nilambara was defeated by Sultan Hussein Shah of Gaud, who had ruled the Koch dynasty from early on in the 16th Century.

    How to Reach:

    By Air: Cooch Behar airplane terminal, around 3 km east of the downtown area, is associated with Kolkata and Guwahati. Bagdogra airplane terminal, around 154 km northwest of the city, is better joined with real urban communities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh, and so on. Taxis are accessible from both the airplane terminals to achieve the downtown area.

    By Train: New Cooch Behar rail route station, around 6 km north east of the downtown area, lies on the Barauni-Guwahati line. It joins urban communities like Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Amritsar, Dibrugarh, Puri, Gaya, and so forth. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are accessible from the railroad station to achieve the downtown area.

    By Road: Private and state run transports interface the city to most real urban communities in West Bengal, Assam and Bihar.

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    NORTH BENGAL STATE LIBRARY OR MAHARAJA LIBRARY
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    NORTH BENGAL STATE LIBRARY OR MAHARAJA LIBRARY

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    North Bengal State Library which is also called as Maharaha’s Library is a pride of Cooch Behar. This library is home of relatively unknown treasure trove of ancient books and rare manuscripts, many produced by the Gaudiya Vaisnavas. Among the sizeable collection are classic punthis written on handmade papers and palm leaf, along with rare books, journals, reports, and Indian and foreign documents. The library has been in existence for 142 years, and is considered the crown jewel of Cooch Behar cultural heritage. During the reign of Maharaja Nripendra Narayan, a British Colonel named Houghten came to Cooch Behar to act as Commissioner, in 1864-73. He established the State Library of Cooch Behar in 1870 by purchasing a stock of books at a London auction. It was then come to be known as Cooch Behar State Library. In 1969, the State Library and the Cooch Behar District Library had been amalgamated and renamed as North Bengal State Library. The library grew richer and larger and became the treasure-island under the direct patronage of Maharaja of Cooch Behar, who sanctioned Rs. 2,000 as annual grant for the purchase of books. Different punthis, manuscripts and rare documents of Raj-Darawabar (or royal court) were transferred to this library for public benefit. J.W. Troten in his book India under Victoria italicize speaks of this library, it is richer than any other library on Assam border in Bengal. Over the years the library collection grew richer in excellent punthis, manuscripts and rare documents, many of which were the legacy of the Raj­ Darawabar, or royal court. In 1900 A.D., the collection was comprised 8,183 books and manuscripts, of which most were in English, with a relatively few in Bengali, Sanskrit, Urdu, Persian, etc. Today the collection stands at some 85,000 books, with English being the minority language. At least 16,000 of these are considered rare, including a few hundred handwritten manuscripts that are 300 to 500 years old.

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    KESHOB ASHRAM AND BRAHMO MANDIR
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    KESHOB ASHRAM AND BRAHMO MANDIR

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    This Keshob Ashram and Brahmo Mandir are the other main attractions of this Cooch Behar Town. The Upasana Griha inside the ashram is the major attraction. This Ashram was the central point of Brahmo Samaj and Brahmo social reform activities in Cooch Behar. Kumar Gajendra Narayan was the great grandson of Maharaja Harendra Narayan. He had born on 24th August at Patakura in Cooch Behar. Being a barrister he came back from England and married Savitri Devi, the second daughter of the great social reformer of Bengal and a religious leader of the Brahmo sect, Brahmananda Kesav Chandra Sen. The elder sister of Savitri Devi was Maharani Suniti Devi, the wife of Maharaja Nripendra Narayan. Kumar Gajendra Narayan had initiated a movement for prohibition to keep the youths away from intoxicants 122 years ago. On 20 June 1887 he established the Surapaan Nibarani Sabha to save poor people from the addiction of toxicants. It turned into a widespread movement in Cooch Behar. Kumar Gajendra Narayan was the founder of the temple of Nava Bidhan Brahmo Samaj, Keshav Ashram, Arya Naree Samaj, Brahmo Pally, Brahmo Library and Brahmo Boarding. He also established a technical school for women.

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    ECO HERITAGE PARK
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    ECO HERITAGE PARK

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    Eco Heritage Park is an upcoming tourist attraction spot of Cooch Behar. This park covers an area of approximately 8000 hectares including a large water body. A beautiful garden having a large variety of seasonal and piecemeal plants add color and charm to the major attraction for tourists coming to the park. There is also a good facility for boating and a huge playing area for children.

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    VICTOR PALACE
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    VICTOR PALACE

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    Victor Palace is another interesting destination in Cooch Behar. Actually this palace or belongs to the royal family and was named after Victor Nityendra Narayan, the third son of Maharaja Nripendra Narayan and Suniti Devi. It was Nripendra Narayan who began the construction of the palace in 1882. The palace was completed in 1894-95. In the royal time, many personalities like social reformer Keshab Chandra Sen had lived in this palace. After Victor Nityendra Narayan died in a car accident in England in 1937, the building came to be known as Victor Palace.

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    SAL BAGAN
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    SAL BAGAN

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    Sal Bagan on the outskirts of Cooch Behar town near Coch Behar Airport is recognized as a nature observation centre. The Bengali word 'Sal Bagan' means a garden of sal trees. It came up in the days of Maharajas of Cooch Behar. Though the garden was named after sal trees the garden is mostly of teak trees. It is believed that saplings of the world famous Burma Teaks were planted here in those days. Sal Bagan is a popular place for the picnickers but many families go there to spend a few hours in the abode of nature.

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    COOCH BEHAR AIRPORT
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    COOCH BEHAR AIRPORT

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    The Cooch Behar AIRPORT was first put to use in 1945 by Raja Nripendra Narayan, who operated flights for his personal use. In 1948, the airport was open to commercial carriers. Till 1962, several small private carriers like Himalayan Aviation, Darbhanga Airways, Kalinga Airways, Airways India, Bharat Airways and Jamir Airways operated from the airport. From 1972, the erstwhile Indian Airlines operated from here for three years. The airstrip was operational till 1994 with Vayudoot connecting the city to Kolkata.

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    HUJUR SAHEB MELA
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    HUJUR SAHEB MELA

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    Blessed with supernatural powers Saint Shah-Sufi Md. Ekramul Haque (R.) was engaged in preaching Islam in Assam and northern provinces of Bengal. In 1944, he set forth for the heavenly abode and as per his wish he was interred at Haldibari in the Cooch Behar district. Every year on the 5th-6th day of the month of Phalgun (Feb-March) according to Bengali calendar, people come to Haldibari to pray and make wishes to be fulfilled at the holy Mazar Shareif. Irrespective of religious creeds, Hindus and Muslims visit there. A two-day long big fair also takes place.

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    The popular folk music (Bhawaiya)
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    The popular folk music (Bhawaiya)

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    Bhawaiya may be of two types: one draws out the voice in melancholy notes, while the other has a chatka or skipping tone. The first type is emotional in theme and usually about a young woman's tender feelings of love and separation.

    The fast paced chatka is comic and light. It is about expectations and ambitions, about conflicts between husband and wife as well as about the ups and downs of family life. A third type, called kshirol, is a combination of these two tunes. The two-stringed Dotara is the main musical accompaniment.

    Abbasuddin Ahmed popularised bhawaiya songs all over Bangladesh. His daughter, Firdousi Rahman, and his son, Mustafa Zaman Abbasi, are well-known contemporary singers of Bhawaiya.

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    RAAS MELA
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    RAAS MELA

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    On the occasion of Raas Puja, the traditional Raas Jatra Festival along with Raas Mela is held in Cooch Behar and is among the biggest festivals of North Bengal. Raas Mela is the most ancient and traditional of all fairs. Every year even when the festive mood of the by gone Durga Puja still lingers in our minds, people of Cooch Behar get set to celebrate the Raas Yatra of Sri Sri Madan Mohan Thakur. Raas mela celebrations commence from the auspicious day of Purnima in the month of Kartik according to Bengali calendar. It is among the biggest festivals of North Bengal.

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    RATHA YATRA
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    RATHA YATRA

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    Held in the month of Asardh according to Bengali calendar (June - July). Ratha Yatra is another attractive fair takes place in celebration of Ratha Yatra of Sri Sri Madan Mohan in Cooch Behar, quite similar to the Ratha Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannath at Puri (in Orissa). In beautifully decorated Raths (big chariots), Sri Sri Madan Mohan rides from the main temple to his maternal aunt's house at Gunjabari (within the city) to stay there for one week. Again on the day of Ulta-Rath celebrations (i.e., after one week) the holy idol is ridden back to the main Madan Mohan Temple. All throughout these seven days of his visit, a great fair takes place at the main temple campus and at Gunjabari.

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    Sri Panchami Mela (August)
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    Sri Panchami Mela (August)

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    During the reign of Nara Narayan, the 3rd Mahahraja of Cooch Behar (1554-1587), Shankardev, the protagonist and preacher of Baisnava cult, after being ousted from Assam received shelter under the Koch king and stayed in Madhupur Dham about 12 km away from Cooch Behar town. From then on Madhupur Dham has been the pilgrimage of the Baishnava followers. Every year people from Assam throng Madhupur Dham on the occasion of Sri Panchami. In this respect a five-day long fair takes place. The Sri Panchami Mela is outstanding in its own way.

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    Art & Handicrafts
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    Art & Handicrafts

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    Bamboo Crafts: Among the numerous varieties of mats woven and used, the Madur mat is a widely used household item. The warp is cotton/jute thread and the weft is the madur kathi. Crafts of very fine textured mats made of carefully selected reeds with beautiful geometric designs are indeed pleasures to the eye.

    Dhamas and Chalunis: netted-baskets/containers of different sizes and shapes, made of whole or uncut bamboo/cane, are traditionally and extensively used in the rural areas for the carrying, storing and measuring of grains. Apart from this Dhamas are now being adapted to various shapes for use by planters, fruit-sellers and bread-bakers. Domestic items like fruit- trays, paper-baskets, bowls and home Shitalpaati, a kind of mat, are perhaps the most notable and popular products among the handicrafts of Cooch Behar. Unlike other kinds of mats woven in Bengal, Shitalpaati is more expensive. Barokodali, Ghughumari and Nakkati-Pushnadanga of the Cooch Behar district are the most decorative like arm-chairs, sofa-chairs, low-seats (Morha), table-mats, waste paper baskets, magazine racks and lot of decorative furniture are made out of cane/bamboo. Bamboo-crafts in the form of vase, bed- lamp, cane tray may be used as trays for various purposes.

    This is an important center of Shitalpaati. Besides, this is also available in the states of Tripura, Assam and in the neighboring country of Bangladesh. The word 'Shitalpaati' means cool-mat. The makers are usually Kayasthas in caste, not a traditional craftspeople caste. The raw material is italicize (Maranta dichotoma).

    Many varieties of bamboo as well as cane are available in Cooch Behar. These are extensively used for handicrafts, apart from building thatched houses in the rural areas. The cane is heated and bent over a charcoal fire and then coiled together by the expert craftsmen giving in the required shape, after which it is smoked carefully to make it insect and waterproof.

    Cane kunki: may be used as pen/pencil stands apart from measuring grains in rural areas.

    Jute, a bio-degradable product, is grown almost all over West Bengal. Exquisite jute articles are made in Cooch Behar by the Polia and Rajbanshi tribals. Jute items come in a range of fascinating designs and sizes. Crafts Council of West Bengal has pioneered the craft of jute embroidery by training about 30 women under training programmes of the Govt. of India and World Crafts Council. A range of items like table mats, bags, bottle holders and cushions covers are made using these intricate embroideries. Jute bags can be used for various carrying purposes. Cushion covers are used as material for bed rooms decorative.

    Kantha is an indigenous household craft, stitched by the rural women. It is also referred to as the thrift craft as it was usually done on layers of old cotton dhotis/sarees with threads drawn out from the saree border for softness. These are then embroidered all over. Thereafter the under-side is covered by stitching single-coloured cloth for making it more durable in case of front side Kanthas. The finer the embroidery greater is the sophistication effect. Hence the real value of Kantha embroidery lies in its fine craftsmanship and vignettes of daily folk-life motifs being a favourite of the embroiderers. Nowadays, it is usually commercially done on a single layer of new silk cloth using new thread, but the Crafts Council strictly adheres to the traditional three-layered quilting technique.

    Some of the popular Kantha pieces are stoles, bedspreads, wall hangings, cushion covers, napkins and beach bags.

    Shola-pith is a very light pithy reed found in the marsh lands of Eastern India. The craftsmen or 'malakars' work with their special iron knives fashion intricate objects out of it.

    The core of this reed, which is pure white in colour, is exposed when the outer layer of the stalk is shaved. The core is light, porous, soft, and pliable and can be shaped to suit the imagination of the artisan. Skilled craftsmen shape this reed into many objects: scaled down models of temples, churches and mosques, carved images of Gods/Goddess (like Durga, Kali, Ganesh and so on), marriage headgear (Topor and Mukut), floweres, garlands and toys.

    Apart from toys and images, some shola-pith craftsmen also create items that form an integral part of most of the major religious rituals - mainly in the form of Solar Saaj - which is the ornamentation and decoration for sacred images. This latter form uses foils, sequins, beads or artificial pearls mounted on the main frame.

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By Air: Bagdogra Airport, located near Siliguri, is the nearest airport from Cooch Behar.

By Train: The nearest railway head is New Cooch Behar. There are regular train services to the station, as it is one of the important rail routes connecting Northeast India. Major express and super-fast trains stop at the station.

By Road: There is a regular bus service that connects Cooch Behar to the neighbouring cities. Apart from government bus service, there are private buses as well, running throughout West Bengal and adjoining states, to and from Cooch Behar.
wbtourism Accommodation
  • WBFDC Rashikbeel Nature Education and Wilderness Resort

    Booking Office
    West Bengal forest Development Corporation Limited
    6A, Raja Subodh Mullick Square,
    7th - Floor, Kolkata-700013
    Contact No.: (033) 22258549
    Website: http://www.wbfdc.com/

  • Maharaja Tourist Lodge

    Magazine Road,Oppo. Rabindra Bhavan, Cooch Behar - 742001
    Contact No.: (03582) 223094

  • Zillaparishad Atithi Nibas
    (Sagar Dighi)

    Near Sagar Dighi, Cooch Behar - 736101
    Contact No.: 03582231527

Department of Tourism
Government of West Bengal

New Secretariat Building
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