One of the least trodden hamlets in the hidden foothills of Himalayan hills, Cooch Behar is a stunning offbeat tourists destination. The imposing structure of Cooch Behar itself displays its magnificent and imperial glory. During the imperial rule it was one among the princely state and now one of the most planned towns in North Bengal. For Cooch Behar has been an epitome of West Bengals history with its succession of glory and disaster, and with a great capacity to absorb many cultures and yet remain itself.Even the stones here whisper to our ears of the ages of long ago and the air we breathe is full of the dust and fragrance of the past as also of the fresh and piercing winds of the present. This place has many gardens, amusement parks, historical monuments that would keep the tourists on their toes during the visit. This place is rich in its cultural heritage which is the blend of the two culture found in West Bengal and Bangladesh. It has a picturesque environment and calm and tranquil atmosphere.
Places of attraction in Cooch Behar-
Raj Bari Park- it a famous and magnificent palace built in European style of architectural. It is a double storied building a garden and high walls surrounding it. The outstanding beauty of the palace surely would raise the tourists eyebrows.
Cooch Behar park- it is an amusement park situated at the heart of Cooch Behar. It is an entertainment park for both the kids and the adults. It is a calm place where the tourists get to inhale fresh air. A place must visit by all.
Madan Mohan Bari- it is a temple of Lord Madan Mohan. The tourists visit this holy place and returns with a satisfying heart. This temple was constructed by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan.
Baneawar Shiva Temple- it is a temple of Lord Shiva just 10kms away from Cooch Behar. The temple has a big pond with many tortoises. The statue of Shivalinga is 10 feet below the pedestal level.
How to reach Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar has its own Airport. Also Bagdogra Airport is near to Cooch Behar. Presently some repairing work has been going on it Cooch Behar airport therefore the tourists need to arrive at Bagdogra Airport. This airport is well linked with all the key cities of the world. Jeep or taxi is available from the airport.
Cooch Behar has its own railway station. It is the best mode of transport to reach the place. It is well associated with all the parts of the country.
Regular bus services are available from all the parts of West Bengal. Both state and private buses are available. It takes around 4-5hrs to reach Cooch Behar from Kolkata.
The best time to visit Cooch Behar
An idyllic time to visit Cooch Behar is in the month of September-December as it has a pleasant climate during this time.