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Cooch Behar Palace Historical Facts and Pictures

Cooch Behar Palace, also popular as Victor Jubilee Palace, is a notable historical edifice of Cooch Behar city, West Bengal, India.

Cooch Behar Palace


The Cooch Behar Palace, constructed during the reign of Maharaja Nripendra Narayan in 1887, incorporates the architecture pattern of the Buckingham Palace, London. The elegant palace is the property of the Mantri’s.


It is a double-storied structure, made of brick, covering an area of 51,309 square feet (4,766.8 m2). The structure measures 395 feet (120 m) long and 296 feet (90 m) wide, resting at 1.45 m above the ground. The ground and first floor comprise a series of arcaded verandahs with alternately arranged piers in single and double rows.

The Palace projects slightly at the southern and northern ends with a projected porch in the center paving the way for entry to the Durbar Hall. The hall includes a gracefully shaped metal dome with a cylindrical louvre type ventilator at the top. The dome is carved in stepped patterns with Corinthian columns supporting the base of the cupola. This lends variegated colors and designs to the whole surface.

The palace contains various halls and rooms, namely the Dressing Room, Drawing Room, Bed Room, Billiard Hall, Dining Hall, Library, Toshakhana, Ladies Gallery, and Vestibules. The valuables in these rooms and halls are now lost.



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26.3270° N, 89.4385° E

Rajbari Gate on Keshab Road, Near Central Bus Terminus, Kesab Road, Cooch Behar, West Bengal 736101

Classical Western / Italian Renaissance
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