|GPO, Cooch Behar, West Bengal. coochbehar.nic.in|
|GPO Cooch Bihar www.google.co.in|
|Map of Coochbehar. coochbehar.gov.in|
Cooch Behar, the district headquarters of Cooch Behar District in the Indian state of West Bengal is in the picturesque foothills of the Eastern Himalayas. It is an excellent tourist destination as one could see many vestiges of royal heritage here. The Cooch Behar Palace, Baneswar Shiva temple and Madan Mohan Temple draw lots of tourists from other states. Additional attraction is, it is a fairly well planned city in North Bengal region and hence it is declared as a heritage town. This place happens to be the maternal home of Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur.
In the colonial days it was an important princely state of Koch Bihar ruled by the Koch dynasty. It was only after 20 August 1949, Cooch Behar District ceased to be part of the princely state.
Cooch Behar HPO is declared as a heritage building by the Central Government. The Post & Telegraph Office of Cooch Behar State became operational in 1875 under the administrative control of Rangpur Postal Division. During the colonial days, the British Crown, London was the main administrator. The Cooch Behar Post Office, in the early days, functioned in the building located in the Purana Post Office Para. Today, the plot covers 8893 sq. ft. and the credit goes to Maharaja Nriprendra Narayan who magnanimously came forward to build the present Head Post Office building as it was beneficial to the people living in the far-off eastern part of the subcontinent. During his reign, there were five Post Offices and one telegraph office in the entire Cooch Behar State. With the bifurcation of Rangpur Division - April 16, 1979, Jalpaiguri Division was first created, followed by the creation of Cooch Behar Division.
|Raja Sir. Niripendra Narayan, Coochbehar.en.wikipedia.org|