Bokakhat

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Bokakhat
বোকাখাত
Town
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Bokakhat is located in Assam
Bokakhat
Bokakhat
Location in Assam, India
Coordinates: 26°38′N 93°36′E / 26.63°N 93.6°E / 26.63; 93.6Coordinates: 26°38′N 93°36′E / 26.63°N 93.6°E / 26.63; 93.6
Country  India
State Assam
District Golaghat
Government
 • Body Bokakhat Town Committee
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,844
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 785612
Telephone code (91)3776
Website www.bokakhat.gov.in

Bokakhat (IPA: ˌbəʊkəˈkɑːt) is a town and a town area committee in Golaghat district in the state of Assam, India. It is about 23 km away from the world heritage site Kaziranga National Park. Bokakhat town is situated almost in the middle of Assam. It is the headquarters of Bokakhat subdivision. The town is base to many nearby tourist places and is well connected to other cities and towns by road. The Kakochang waterfall, an important picnic spot surrounded with magnificent views, lies 13 km away from Bokakhat. Other nearby attractions include the ruins of the ancient Numaligarh and the Deoparbat, the tea gardens of Hatikhuli, Methoni, Diffloo Behora & Borsapori and also the coffee and rubber plantations. The nearest airports are at Jorhat and Guwahati. The nearest railway stations are Badulipar and Furkating.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Bokakhat had a population of 8844. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Bokakhat has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 83% and female literacy of 73%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Attractions[edit]

The main attractions of the area are natural spots, wildlife, temples, historical sites, archaeological remains, monasteries(satras), industries, various festivals, tea gardens, hills, handicrafts, hand loom products, roadside hotels and tourist lodges. Almost all the requirements of modern tourism can be fulfilled by Kaziranga National Park, NRL and the Butterfly Garden, boating and sight seeing of the park by boat, Karbi Hills, Golf Court, Oriole Park, Kakochang Waterfalls, Chikan Ata than, Deo Pahar, Kuruabahi Satra, etc.

History[edit]

Bokakhat was formerly known as Namdoiang, as it was located far downstream the river Doiang.

Politics[edit]

Bokakhat is part of Kaliabor (Lok Sabha constituency).

Bokakhat News[edit]

Bokakhat News

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

Bokakhat subdivision Website