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Tourist Places in Cooch Behar, North Bengal
Posted Date: 15-May-2011
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Bengal is a place where a number of tourist spots and religious places are present. These places are centre of attraction for the people of Bengal as well as people from all over India come to these places to get mental peace and for fun. In this article I will discuss everything in detail about the tourist places in Cooch Behar, North Bengal.
There are a number of tourist places situated in kooch Vihar. Most of these tourist places also have historical significance . Some of the most popular tourist palcs in cooch Vihar District are Madhupur Dham Temple, Madan Mohan Temple, Mathabhanga, Rajbari, Madan Mohan Bari, Baneswar Temple and Kamteswari Temple at Dinhata. All these tourist places in West Bengal attract a number of visitors throughout the year.
Rajbari of Cooch Behar, North Bengal
One of the favourite destivations of tourists in north Bengal si Cooch Vihar. It si just 10 km away from the Cooch Behar district and is connected by roads. Thus there is no problem of accessibility associated with this place. Koch king Maharaja Nripendra Narayan made this he and fascinating building in 1887. It is huge in size and covers in total an area of 4768 square metres. The palace has a huge collection of articles including historical paintings that are worth watching. Now the palace is under custody of Archaeological Survey of India which looks after the palace and its maintenance. There are many other parts in the palace that fascinate the visitors including the Drawing Room, Library, Durbar Hall, Dining Hall, Billiard hall, Dressing Room, Bed Room, Toshakhana, Ladies Gallery and Vestibules. You will certainly remember your visit to this palace for your entire life.
Madan Mohan Bari of Cooch Behar, North Bengal
Another famous tourist place in north Bengal is Madan Mohan Bari of Cooch Behar. It is also situated quite near to the Cooch Behar district. And thus easily accessible. Maharaja Nripendra Narayan constructed the temple in 1885. Thus a lot of historical importance is attached with this beautiful temple. The temple has deities of Lord Madan Mohan, Ma Kali, Ma Tara and Ma Bhavani. Various occasions are celebrated with full enthusiasm here including the of Rush Purnima,Rush Yatra and Rush Mela.
Kamteswari Temple of Cooch Behar, North Bengal
Kamteswari Temple is one of the visited temples in North Bengal. It is located at a distance of 8 km from the Cooch Behar district . The temple was made by Maharaja Pran Narayan in 1665. This temple also celebrates a number of festivals like Batha Festival of Debi in the month of Magh. A lot of people participate in these festivals as these are considered to be of special importance in our mythology.
Baneswar Temple of Cooch Behar, North Bengal
Baneswar Temple is at a distance of 10 Km from the Cooch Behar district and is a very popular temple in the North Bengal. The major attraction of the temple is a 'Shivalinga' 10 feet below the plinth level. Another interesting feature of the temple is a pond in its premises which is a home to number of tortoises. So do not forget to get a glimpse of these tortoises also when you come to the Baneswar Temple of Cooch Behar.
Madhupur Dham temple of Cooch Behar, North Bengal
This temple is located quite near to the Cooch Behar district. It is a very old temple and popular among the devotees of Acharya Shankaradeva. The temple is visited by people of North Bengal throughout the year.
Some other popular temples in Cooch Behar are:
2)Dangar Ayee Temple
3)Siddheswari Kali Bari
4)Rasik Bil Gosanimari Rajpat
How to Reach Cooch Behar district
Reach by Roadway: Cooch Vihar is 160 KM away from kolkata. You can reach Cooch Behar by road as the roads are very good in condition.
Reach By Railway: You can even reach Cooch Vihar by traian as a number of trains go through these stations. These trains include:
1)Testa Torsa Express from Sealdah station
2)Kamrup Express from Howrah station
3)Kanchan Kanya Express from Sealdah station
4)Kanchanjunga Express from Sealdah station
5)Saraighat Express from Howrah station
6)Uttar Banga Express from Sealdah station.
Once you have reached Cooch Behar district you can go to these tourist places by bus or taxi. These are available quite easily as a number of tourists keep visiting the place.
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