Places of Interest


Cooch Behar Palace

Cooch Behar Palace has historical significant. It was built with the similarity of Bakimham Palace. Foundation was laid in the year 1879-80 and completed in the year 1887 against cost of Rs. 11,25,618 only during the reign of Maharaja Nipendra Narayan. The area of Palace is 51309 sq.ft. In the ground floor there are 24 rooms, while in the second floor there are 15 rooms, 3 drawing room, 11 bathrooms, 1 big library room and Gallery for the women. Within the periphery of the compound of the palace there is a ‘Jhil’, pond, garden arrangement for swimming etc.
There has been a lot of improvement by way of making garden, light and sound, boating by the Archeological Deptt. recently and the palace has been illuminated to attract the visitors.