Cooch Behar’s Palace of Pride

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The late Maharani Gayatri Devi, the grand queen-mother of Jaipur was the most famous mascot of Cooch Behar, a small princely state in North Bengal where she came from. Today, known more for its grinding poverty, there was a time when this little kingdom was renowned for its splendour and the great beauty of its princesses!
Located on the sliver of alluvial flood lands, sandwiched between the Himalayas in the north and the mighty Brahmaputra, one of India’s fiercest rivers in the south, Cooch Behar is around 142 kms from Siliguri, in an area known as the Dooars.

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