Cooch Behar is a historical city in West Bengal. In the bygone times when the British ruled the country, Cooch Behar served as the princely state ruled by the Koch dynasty. Post independence, the princely state was integrated into Indian union in the year 1949.
Beckoned by the misty foothills of Indian Himalayas, Cooch Behar is located on the banks of River Torsa. It covers a gross area of 9 sq. km. and the major part of the land is shrouded by the green surroundings. Due to a splendid geographical location, the climate of Cooch Behar is tropical in nature. The average temperature during summers is 33°C whereas it falls at 13°C in the winter season. Cooch Behar receives a substantial amount of rainfall with 1144 mm on an average.
Being the main tourist destination in West Bengal, Cooch Behar is a residence to some popular monuments. The heritage buildings like Cooch Behar Palace & Madan Mohan Temple are the prime attractions in its vicinity. Other places that attract one’s attention are the churches and temples.