Gosanimari

Gosanimari is a heritage village situated near Cooch Behar in West Bengal. It marks the site of the ancient capital of Kamtapur kingdom. The main attraction of Gosanimari is the Kamteswari Temple. However the original temple is now destroyed. The present temple was established in 1665 A.D. by Maharaja Pran Narayan, the then ruler of Cooch Behar. The structural beauty of this 45-feet high temple is mind blowing. Inside the temple, the throne of Devi is situated. It also houses idols of Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma and the Sun god. Another attraction of Gosanimari is the Rajpat, an excavation site which is believed to be the royal palace of the king of Kamtapur kingdom. It is said that the whole complex including the original Kamteswari Temple now lies buried in this mound. The place is at present protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Kamteswari Temple

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How to Reach

Trains are running from Sealdah and Howrah to New Coochbehar. You can get trains from New Coochbehar to reach Dinhata. Gosanimari is 15 km from Dinhata. Auto rickshaws are plying from Dinhata to Gosanimari.

Accommodation

WBSFDA Gosanimari Twin Cottage. Tariff - Rs. 750. Tel: 9800476221.

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