Are you packing your bags for a weekend trip? How about visiting a town with a royal touch in North Bengal? Well, we are talking about Cooch Behar. Koch Bihar, better known as Cooch Behar, is a city in the state of West Bengal. The only well-planned city of North Bengal, situated at the Eastern foothills of the Himalayas, Cooch Behar is abundant with the remains of the royal heritage.
Situated 180 km away from Bagdogra, 200 km away from Darjeeling, and 172 km away from Siliguri, Cooch Behar is easily accessible via roadways, railways, and airways. Cooch Behar has an airport of its own and people keen on traveling by road can opt for state bus services or private bus services that ply from all the major cities. Cooch Behar enjoys a moderate climate characterized by heavy rainfall during the monsoon days which makes it an ideal time for people keen on enjoying rains. Tourists also visit Cooch Behar during the winter months as that is when the weather is pleasant.
The Royal Palace of Cooch Behar or the Cooch Behar Rajbari tops the list when talking about the most popular tourist attractions. The main palace, as well as the adjoining regal architecture, bear endless remains of the royal period. With shrines of Bhawani Maa, Madan Mohan, Tara Ma. and Kali Ma, the Madan Mohan Temple is another site that deserves a special mention. This temple was built by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan between 1885 to 1887. Other places worth visiting in Cooch Behar are Baneshwar Shiva Temple, Siddheswari Kali Bari, SagarDighi, Siddhanath Siva Temple, and Gosanimari Rajpat.
One of the biggest festivals of Cooch Behar is Rash Yatra, and the Rash Mela held during the time of Rash Purnima. People keen on exploring Cooch Behar up and close can plan their trip around these festivals to get the local essence of food, culture, and traditions. Like entire Bengal, fish delicacies and fresh deserts are a must-try during your visit to Cooch Behar. Some of the restaurants you can visit are Sadhna Hotel, Nitai Sarkar Restaurant, and Ripples among others.
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