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Cooch Behar district is situated in the north-east corner of West Bengal state of India. It is bounded by the district of Jalpaiguri in the north and north-west, state of Assam in the east (bounded by the districts of Kokrajhar & Dhubri in Assam) and the International Border in the form of Indo-Bangladesh boundary in the south and south-west. Beside this bounded area there are enclaves (called Chhits) which are outlying and detached tracts of land situated inside Bangladesh. There are 110 such Chhits.

District Headquarter : Cooch Behar town
Nearest Rail station : New Cooch Behar
Nearest Bus terminus : Central Bus Terminus
(Rajbari Bus Terminus - near Bhavani cinema hall)

Before 20th August 1949, Cooch Behar was a Princely State ruled by the 'Koch' Kings of Cooch Behar, who had been a feudatory ruler under British Government. By an agreement dated 20th August, 1949 the king of Cooch Behar ceded full and extensive authority, jurisdiction and power of the state to the Dominion Government of India. The transfer of administration of the state to the Govt. of India came into force on 12th September, 1949. 

Eventually, Cooch Behar was transferred and merged with the province of West Bengal on 19th January, 1950 and from that date Cooch Behar emerged as a new District in the administrative map of West Bengal. However, the district of Cooch Behar had been created with the same area and boundaries as the old state of Cooch Behar. In course of time, Cooch Behar has been transformed from a kingdom to a State and from a State to the present status of a district.

   Scroll below                          Department of Tourism, W.B. Govt.

Address :

Tourist Information Centre
Zillaparishad Atithi Nibas
(at Kachari More near Sagar Dighi)
Cooch Behar - 736101

Contact :

Mr. Partha Dutta (ATO)

Phone :

(03582) 231527

# Also contact District Information & Cultural Office at (03582) 228331


Visit Cooch Behar - the historical heart of  the 'Koch' Raj

 Hotels in town 

Presenting the culturally rich and historical places of Cooch Behar district . . . .
Among the tourist attractions in Cooch Behar what strikes first in our mind is the Rajbari or the palace of the 'Koch' Kings and the adjoining Royal buildings. ----      Rajbari/Palace exclusive     &      Heritage buildings

Since the majority of the population is Hindu, this is a pious land with numerous temples. The most notable among these is the Madan Mohan Bari. Visit  Madan Mohan exclusive  and also visit other following religious spots :

Spots

Situated in

Spots

Situated in

Baradebi Bari Cooch Behar town Madan Mohan Temple Mathabhanga town
Brahmo Mandir   - do - Siddhanath Siva Temple Dhaluabari
Dangar Ayee Temple   - do - Madhupur Dham Temple Madhupur
Siddheswari Kali Bari   - do - Baneswar Siva Temple Baneswar
Kamteswari Temple Gosanimari Ardhanariswar Temple   - do -

To know about these religious spots visit the page on Religious Sites of Cooch Behar.


Other tourist spots are   Rasik Beel  ,   Tinbigha  ,   Dooars

Besides these places there are other tourist spots surrounding the Cooch Behar district.
Tours can be arranged for the following :-
   Following tourist spots are in the district of Jalpaiguri : FORESTs  - general page of Cooch Behar
Gorumara forest check Kunjanagar (Falakata) check
Jaldapara forest check Madarihat check
   Also visit Kamakhya & Dhubri in Assam.

Some important Picnic Spots

Sl. no.

Name of Site

Distance*
(in Kms)

Sl. no.

Name of Site

Distance*

1. Bagribari (ASSAM) 106 13. Jaygaon [via Dima] (INDO-BHUTAN) 75
2. Baksarduar (JALPAIGURI) 60 14. Kalijhora [via Alipurduar] (JAlPAIGURI) 180
3. Bhutan Ghat ( - do - ) 75 15. Kalikhola  ( - do - ) 80
4. Bindu ( - do - ) 180 16. Makrapara  ( - do - ) 85
5. Chamurchi ( - do - ) 105 17. Mendabari  ( - do - ) 55
6. Daina [via Banarhat] ( - do - ) 105 18. Mirik  (DARJEELING) 210
7. Garubathan ( - do - ) 150 19. Mongpong  (DARJEELING) 170
8. Holong [via Falakata/Madarihat] 75 20. Pagli Bhutan  (JALPAIGURI) 95
9. Jaldhaka ( - do - ) 165 21. Samchi  ( - do - ) 108
10. Jalpesh [via Sonapur/Soulmari]  (do) 100 22. Samsing [Chalsa/Metali  via Bir-Nag] 140
11. Jamaldaha ( - do - ) 70 23. Sevak  (DARJEELING) 175
12. Jayanti [via baneswar] ( - do - ) 60 24. Totopara [via Sonapur/Birpara]  (JPG) 100

   * indicates distance covered from Cooch Behar town


Traveling Agents of Cooch Behar
GOPAL TOUR & TRAVELS
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Booking Office : Hotel Gopal Cabin
Contact Address : B. S. Road,
Cooch Behar - 736101
Phone no. : (03582) 223237
Mobile : 94341-97841

Group Tour, Family Package available here; Hotel Book & Site-seeing for Garumara, Lava, Darjeeling, Gantok, Yumthang available here.
Sl. No. Places to visit Duration Cost per head
(as on Jan.06)
1. Rasik Bill - RajabhatKhowa - Boxaduar /Santalbari - Jayanti - Baneswar Saturday & Sunday Rs. 400/-
(with lunch)
2. Madhupurdham - Rasamayee (Patlakhowa) - Phunt Sholling (via Chilapata) - Jaldapara (car safari) Saturday & Sunday  Rs. 400/-
(with lunch)
3. Jamalda - Jalpesh - Garumara (night stay) - Chapramari - Murti - Chalsa - Sumsing - Jaldapara Saturday & Sunday
(2D+1N)
 Rs. 1000/-
(with food & lodge)
4. Jaldapara - Murti - Garumara (night stay) - Lava - Lolegaon Saturday & Sunday
(2D+ 1N)
 Rs. 1250/-
(with food & lodge)
  * Children up to 6 years exempted only food & entrance charge.

BARDHAN TRAVEL AGENCY 
(Govt. Regd. no. L/122-75).
Booking Office : Hotel Ellora Market Complex
(Gr. Floor)
Contact Address : B. S. Road,
Cooch Behar - 736101
Phone no. : (03582) 225449 (O), 645018 (O)
Mobile : 98320-72524, 52962, 56255, 26660
E-mail : bardhantravels_cob47@rediffmail.com
Kolkata branch :
Contact Person : Mr. Bikash Sen
Contact Address : Hiland Park, Metropolis,
C(S. no. 214, 2nd Floor)
Chakgaria, Kolkata - 700 094
Phone no. : (033) 24367312, 30996579
Mobile : 9831928954

Maldah Contact Ph. no. : (03512) 283164 
Option no. Places to visit Package Cost with P-Pax (as on Jan. 2006)
4 Pax 6 Pax 8 Pax 16 Pax
Option # 1 Cooch Behar - Maldah (1D1N) - Gaur - Hajarduari - Mayapur (1D1N) - Digha (2D2N) - Sankarpur - Cooch Behar [7D6N]   Rs. 5,979/- Rs. 5,115/- Rs. 4,555/-
 Option # 2 Cooch Behar - Maldah (1D1N) - Gaur - Hazar Duari - Bolpur (3D3N) - Shanti Niketan - Tarapith - Barkeswar - Mayapur (1D1N) - Nabadwip - Cooch Behar [7D6N]   Rs. 5,809/- Rs. 4,987/- Rs. 4,512/-
Option # 3 Cooch Behar - Maldah (1D1N) - Gaur - Hazar Duari - Shanti Niketan (3D3N) - Tarapith - Barkeswar - Bakura - Jhargram - Digha (2D2N) - Sankarpur - Mayapur (1D1N) - Nabadwip - Cooch Behar [9D8N]   Rs. 7,269/- Rs. 6,270/- Rs. 5,535/-
Option # 4 Cooch Behar - Madhupur - Baneswar - Rajabhat Khaoa - Jayanti - Madarihat (1D1N) - Jaldapara - Phuentsholling - Lataguri (1D1N) - Gorumara - Bindu - Jhalang (1D1N) - Khaerbari - Kunjaban - Cooch Behar [4D3N] Rs. 3,433/- Rs. 2,989/- Rs. 2,773/-  
Option # 5 Cooch Behar - Jamaldah - Jalpesh - Lataguri (2D2N) - Gorumara - Jhalang - Bindu - Lava (1D1N) - Lolegaon - Delo - Kalimpong - Gantok (3D3N) - Tsamgo - Babadham - Nathula - Cooch Behar [8D7N] Rs. 6,720/- Rs. 6,150/- Rs. 5,617/-  
Option # 6 Cooch Behar - Madhupur - Baneswar - Jayanti - Rajabhat Khaoa - Buxaduar - Madarihat (1D1N) - Jaldapara - Lataguri (1D1N) - Gorumara - Murti - Bindu - Jhalang (1N) - Bindu - Samsi - Rocky Island (1D1N) - Khaerbari - Kunjaban - Cooch Behar [5D4N] Rs. 4,625/- Rs. 3,873/- Rs. 3,495/-  
Option # 7 Cooch Behar - Madarihat (1D1N) - Jaldapara - Phuentsholling - Thimpu (2D2N) - Paro - Punakha - Phuentsholling - Cooch Behar Rs. 7,058/- Rs. 6,550/- Rs. 5,932/-  
Option # 8 Cooch Behar - Phuentsholling - Thimpu (2D2N) - Punakha - Paro (2D2N) - Cooch Behar Rs. 6,197/- Rs. 5,697/- Rs. 4,994/-  
Option # 9 Cooch Behar - Siliguri - Panitanki - Kathmandu (3D3N) - Pokhra (2D2N) - Chitwan National Park - Siliguri - Cooch Behar [8D7N]   Rs. 8,500/- Rs. 7,350/- Rs. 6,226/-
Option # 10 Cooch Behar - Guwahati (1D1N) - Shillong (3D3N) - Cherapunji - Guwahati (1D1N) - Cooch Behar Rs. 6,093/- Rs. 5,576/- Rs. 4,975/- Rs. 4,401/-
Option # 11 Cooch Behar - Tejpur (1D1N) - Bomdila (1D1N) - Tawang (3D3N) - Dirang (1D1N) - Selapass - Bomdila (1N) - Tejpur (1D1N) - Cooch Behar   Rs. 9,650/- Rs. 8,227/- Rs. 7,045/-
* Terms & Conditions apply

COOCH BEHAR TRAVELS
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Booking Office : Yubaraj Hotel, Charu Arcade
Contact Address : B. S. Road,
Cooch Behar - 736101
Phone no. : (03582) 233603 (R)
Mobile : 9932204884, 9932204885

Group Tour, Family Package available here; Hotel Booking & Tata-Sumo/Maruti Hiring facilities available; also conducts Tours at Himachal, Kashmir-Baisnodevi, Madhya Pradesh, North India, Amarnath, Kumayun, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kedarnath-Badrinath, Puri, Rajasthan, Arunachal


 Places to visit Cost per head
(as on Jan. 2006)
Tejpur (1N) - Bhalukpong (1N) - Bomdila (2N) - Tawang (1N) - Kajiranga (1N) - Shillong (2N) - Cherapunji [11 days]
Dates of journey : 23.03.2006,  02.03.2006, 25.10.2006
Rs.7000/- (adult)
Rs.5000/-
(5 to 11 years)
Bhutan (with Tata sumo) : Thimpu (3N) - Paro Rs. 3500/-
Dooars : Jaldapara, Gorumara, Chapdamari, Bindu, Jhalong, Samsing, Santalekhola, Jayanti, Raja Bhat Khaoa
Darjeeling - Sikkim : Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Lava, Lolegaon, Gantok, Peling, Yumthang


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