Cooch Behar City

 Attractive sites within Cooch Behar city can be mainly segregated as
Rajbari (royal palace) of the "Koch" dynasty - Rajbari exclusive -
Madan Mohan Bari (temple premises) - Madan-Mohan Temple -
Heritage Buildings now being used as Govt. Offices,
    hospitals & defense units
- Heritage Buildings -
Sagar Dighi (pool) - Check photos -

  Among the tourist attractions in Cooch Behar, what strikes first in our mind is the Rajbari or the palace of the Kings and the adjoining royal buildings as well as the endless royal facts & stories. In fact, being the place of the Raj (monarchy), the district captures the bygone glorious past in the moods of local people even today. The peace loving people of Cooch Behar even boast of this beautiful city where the Maharajas (kings) used to stay and never tires, if not laments in excitement, narrating the Raj stories.

Rajbari - royal palace of the Koch

Cooch Behar Royal Palace

  It is obvious that anyone who has visited Cooch Behar city cannot keep sound in not appreciating this beautiful planned city with infrastructure quite similar to any modern planned city. Moreover, the place is so quiet & calm, void of the hassle-n-bustle of busy cities. And above that the climate here like the rest of North-Bengal is just fine to let you feel the freshness & beauty of nature all around.

   Following are some glimpses about the city of Cooch Behar :~.

Palace of Koch kings - popularly known as Rajbari

Palace of Koch kings - popularly known as "Rajbari"
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Rajbari at night

"Rajbari" at night

  Idealised from the concept of classical European style of Italian Renaissance, this magnificent palace was built by the famous Koch king Maharaja Nripendra Narayan in 1887. Raised on a base of 1.5 metres in height, this double storied brick building covers an area of 4768 square metres. It extends 120 metres from north to south and 90 metres from east to west. The frontal facade consist of a series of arches resting by an alternate arrangement of narrow and broad piers to contain single and double Corinthian pilasters respectively.  For more details about the Rajbari  click here

Lord Madan-Mohan

Lord Madan Mohan

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Main Temple of Madan-Mohan
Main Temple of Madan Mohan

Situated in the heart of the Cooch Behar town. Constructed by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan during 1885 to 1889. Deities of Lord "Madan Mohan" , "Ma Kali" , "Ma Tara" , "Ma Bhavani" adorn the campus. On the occasion of Rush Purnima the traditional Rush Yatra  along with Rush Mela , one of the biggest festivals of North Bengal, is celebrated every year in Cooch Behar.  For more details about Madan- Mohan  click here

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View of west bank of Sagar Dighi
 
Sagar Dighi in front of New Collectorate Building
 
View of east bank of Sagar Dighi
 
View of south bank of Sagar Dighi (Municipality & S.P. Office)

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