Kochbihar district is situated in the north-east corner of West
Bengal in India. It is bordered by Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal
in the north and Assam in the east. Bangladesh occupies the southern
border of the district. Once a Princely State, the land is enriched
with fine climate with natural freshness & beauty.
During the 11th and 12th Century AD, the Pala-Senas used to rule
Kochbihar. The sculptures, coins of the Sultanate and the Mughal
Periods, temples, mosques of the mediaeval and late mediaeval period
reveals that the ancient territory of Kamrup played a role in the
development of the present region of Kochbihar district in West
The main attraction in Kochbihar is however, the Palace of Koch
king Maharaja Nripendra Narayan. Idealized from the concept of classical
European style of Italian Renaissance, this magnificent palace was
built by the Maharaja in 1887.
Kochbihar is also famous for large water bodies. Among them the
Rasik bil is one of the most important one for large collection
of migratory birds assemble here every year. The forest department
has built accommodation in Rasik Bil to meet the demands of a growing
number of tourists.
Kochbihar is a land of pious temples. The most notable among these
is the Madan Mohan Bari.
Modan Mohan temple
in the heart of the Kochbihar town, the popular temple was constructed
by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan during 1885 to 1889. The deities 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 Kochbihar which is among the biggest festivals of
Situated at Debibari of Kochbihar Town. Inside the Temple idol of
Goddess Durga is installed. Influence of European architecture is
found in the construction of the temple building. A Mela takes place
here during Durga Puja.
Established by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan during 1860 to 1880. The
Roman epoque architecture of the temple is a rarity in this area.
The temple indicates the influence of Brahmo Samaj on the Maharaja
Situated at a distance of about 8 km west of Dinhata railway station,
the original temple is now destroyed. The present temple was been
established by Maharaja Pran Narayan in 1665. Inside the temple
the throne of Debi is situated. Beside the main temple 2 smaller
temples also exist at the back-side of the temple courtyard. At
the gate a 'Tarakeswar Sivalinga' exists. A large number of festivals
are observed here of which the Batha Festival of Debi in the month
of Magh is worth mentioning.
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