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About Dinhata

Located on beautiful surroundings, Dinhata is the municipal city of Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. This city has been counted among the most visited tourist attractions of the state as it has been adorned with several ancient religious places. Dinhata is located around 25 km towards south from the district headquarters - Cooch Behar and almost 481 km from the capital of the state - Kolkata. This place is bordered with several other cities such as Gauripur, Alipurduar and Mathabhanga city. Furthermore, Dinhata has been popular for its political history as Hossain Mohammad Ershad, who was the former President of Bangladesh, had studied here. So go through this article to know the salient features of this wonderful place in West Bengal.

About Dinhata

Geography of Dinhata

Dinhata is located at the latitude of 26.13°N and longitude of 89.47°E. The city has an average elevation of 36 meters or 118 feet. The maximum temperature here is 42 ° C during the summer season (in May-June) while the minimum temperature stays around 19° C in January month. Dinhata enjoys large amount of precipitation during the months of July-August. So the best time to visit at Dinhata is considered from October to March. The travelers can book their holidays at this place in between these months.

Demography of Dinhata

According to the 2011 Census of India, Dinhata has a total population of 36,124 in which the numbers of males are 18,344 and females are 17,780. Besides that, the overall population of children between the age group of 0-6 is 2845 i.e. around 7.88% of the whole population of the city. The Schedule Caste (SC) people constitute 14.51% while the Schedule Tribe (ST) people complete 0.28% of the total population of the city. Dinhata has the literacy average of 91.61% which is better than the state literacy average of 76.26 %. There are 94.53% literate males and 88.62% literate females in Dinhata.

Administration of Dinhata

The administration of Dinhata has three community development blocks - Dinhata I, Dinhata II and Dinhata III. All these three blocks have total number of 33 gram panchayats and a single censes town namely Bhangri Pratham Khanda. Dinhata I block has 16 gram panchayats in its rural zone and Bhangri Pratham Khanda as urban zone. Dinhata is its headquarters. Dinhata II block has 12 gram panchayats in its rural area with no urban zone within its area. Sahebganj is the headquarters of this second block. Both these zones come under the supervision of Dinhata Police Station. The responsibility of providing basic amenities in the town is owned by Dinhata Municipality.

Dinhata Municipality
Address: P.O. Dinhata, Cooch Behar-736135

Transport in Dinhata

Reaching Dinhata is very convenient for any travel vacationer. The town has its own railway station - Dinhatta Railway Station. It belongs to North Frontier Railway, Alipur Duar Junction and connects this city to many important places of West Bengal state. The trains like New Jalpaiguri Bamanhat Passenger and Bamanhat New Jalpaiguri Passenger are frequently running through this railway station. Apart from this, Falimari Railway Station and Bhetaguri Railway Stations are also located in the proximity to this city.

Dinhata Railway Station

Address: Railway Station Road, Bhangni Pratham Khanda, Dinhata, Cooch Behar West Bengal
Station Code: DHH
Junction Name: Alipur Duar Junction
Railway Zone: North Frontier Railway

Tourist Attractions in Dinhata

The region of Dinhata is largely famous among the tourists for its ancient temples. These religious structures describe the historical significance of this place, which is still recognized in the modern times. However, some of the best tourist attractions of Dinhata are:

Madan Mohan Temple:
It was constructed by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan between the years of 1885 and 1889. Located in the middle of Cooch Behal, this temple is comprised of three deities - Goddess Bhavani, Goddess Kali and Goddess Tara.

Kamteswari Temple:
This religious spot came into existence in the year 1665 when it was established by Maharaja Pran Narayan. Although, the original structure of the temple is destroyed now but the tourists enjoy the new temple here. The temple boasts of a throne for Devi.

Gosanimari Temple:
This temple also attracts many travel seekers with its beautiful design. Also famous as the Gosanimari Bandar, it was constructed in 17th century by the efforts of Maharaja Koch. The design of this temple belongs to Khyen Dynasty.

Baradeb Bari: This tourist attraction is situated in Cooch Behar and has lot of European influence. A large number of people come here especially during the occasion of Durga Puja or Saradutsav. It has an image of Goddess Durga.

Ardhanariswar Temple:
People come at this temple to worship the Shivling, which is almost 10 feet below the level of plinth. It also boasts of the statue of 'Ardhanariswar', which is carried around during the festivals of Dol Purnima and Madan Chaturdashi. People also enjoy here a huge pond in which there are numerous tortoises.

Hotels in Dinhata

While enjoying holidays at the beautiful place of Dinhata, you have the chance to stay at the comfortable accommodations of hotels in this place. These hotels have state-of-the-art infrastructure within their sprawling premises along with modern in-room amenities. Besides the relaxed stay, one can also savor delectable food items at their dining places. The hotels in Dinhata are located at the proximity to the tourist attractions of this place. Here are the names of top hotels in and around Dinhata:

Shivam Hotel
Address: Sahebganj Road, Bhangni Pratham Khanda, Dinhata, Cooch Behar - 736135

Hotel Tara
Address: Cooch Behar, West Bengal 736101

Sarbashree Hotel
Address: Siliguri Road, Khagrabari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal 736101

Banks in Dinhata

The place of Dinhata in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal has presence of banks. Services like current and saving account, personal loans, home loans, fixed deposits and many others can easily be utilized at these banks. Besides the banking services, postal services are also provided to the people at the sub post office and various branch offices at Dinhata.

Dinhata Post Office

Type: Sub Office
Address: Dinhata, Cooch Behar, West Bengal - 736135

Allahabad Bank
Address: Petla, Vill/Po Petla P.S. Dinhata, District Cooch Behar - 736135
Phone: 03581-255171
IFSC Code: ALLA0211278
MICR Code: 736010503
Branch Code: 211278

United Bank of India
Address: Above Pragati Cha Bhandar, Main Road, Dinhata, Cooch Behar - 736135, West Bengal
Phone: (03581) - 256666
Branch Code: DHTF96

Central Bank of India
Address: P.O. Dinhata, Dist. - Cooch Behar, West Bengal - 736135
Phone: 03581-255166
IFSC Code: CBIN0281227
Branch Code: 281227

West Bengal State Cooperative Bank
Address: PO - Dinhata, near B.D.O. Office, Cooch Behar - 736135
Phone: 03281 - 255073
IFSC Code: WBSC0000041
MICR Code: 736093151
Branch Code: 000041

Address: Main Road, Old Bus Stand, Dinhata, Koch Bihar (Coochbehar) West Bengal 736135
IFSC Code: HDFC0002475
MICR Code: 736240501
Branch Code: 002475

Address: 1st Floor, Manisha Apt, Main Rd, Ward No 6, Dinhata, Cooch Behar - 736135
Phone: 9474513539
IFSC Code: IBKL0001889
Branch Code: 001889

Axis Bank
Address: Ward No. 6, Godhuli Bazar, PS. Dinhata, Dinhata Main Road, Dist. Cooch Behar, West Bengal -736135
Phone: 9832125276
IFSC Code: UTIB0002589
MICR Code: 736211502
Branch Code: 002589

Canara Bank
Address: GP Office, Village Dewanbas, PO Gitaldah Block, Dinhata I, District Cooch behar 736175
Email: cb5762@canarabank.com
IFSC Code: CNRB0005762
MICR Code: 736015802
Branch Code: 005762

Festivals in Dinhata

The region of West Bengal is famous all over the world for its vibrant culture. The beautiful town of Dinhata is no exception in this regard. The people here live with many cultural and religious values, which can be seen at various fairs and festivals in Dinhata. The most famous festivals of this region are Batha Festival, Shivaratri Festival and Jatra Festival. The festival of Batha is organized in the Kamteswari Temple and in the months of Magh. People celebrate Shivarati Festival by coming at Baneswar Temple while the Jatra Festival is solemnized by praying at Madan Mohan Temple at Mathabhanga. During this festival, people gathered for Ratha Yatra, Raas Yatra and Janmashtami and Dol Yatra.

Dinhata at a glance

State: West Bengal
District: Cooch Behar
Elevation: 36 m
Official Language: Bengali & English
Pin Code: 736135
Telephone Code: 03581

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