About Cooch Behar
Cooch Behar is a town and a municipality in the Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarters of Cooch Behar district. It is also the place where the Royal family of Cooch Behar lives. The district of Cooch Behar (pronounced [kut biar]) is located in the Indian state of West Bengal. The territory was once part of the Kamarupa monarchy, but in the 12th century it became the heart of the Kamata dynasty. The region was known as Cooch Behar state during the British Raj, and it was ruled by the Koch dynasty until 1947, when it became part of India. Cooch Behar district has a total of 128 Gram Panchayats, 12 Panchayat Samities, and one Zilla Parishad. All of these local self-government institutions are successfully operating in the district as per the West Bengal Panchayat Act, 1975, with the P&RD Department's care, advice, and cooperation.