Kohora

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Kohora
কহঁৰা
Town
Kohora Town
Kohora Town
Kohora is located in Assam
Kohora
Kohora
Kohora is located in India
Kohora
Kohora
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
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Languages
 • Official Assamese
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 785 609
Telephone code (91)3776
Vehicle registration AS 05

Kohora is a small town situated in the Golaghat district of Assam. It is the main entrance of the world famous Kaziranga National Park. It lies on the National Highway 37(Asean Highway 1). Kohora Lies Between Nagaon And Golaghat.

Climate[edit]

The climate of Kohora is same with the world heritage site Kaziranga National Park which experiences three seasons: summer, monsoon, and winter. The winter season, between November and February, is mild and dry, with a mean high of 25 °C (77 °F) and low of 5 °C (41 °F).[citation needed] During this season, beels and nallahs (water channels) dry up.:p.06 The summer season between March and May is hot, with temperatures reaching a high of 37 °C (99 °F).[citation needed] During this season, animals usually are found near water bodies.:p.06 The rainy monsoon season lasts from June to September, and is responsible for most of Kaziranga's annual rainfall of 2,220 mm (87 in).[citation needed] During the peak months of July and August, three-fourths of the western region of the town is submerged, due to the rising water level of the Brahmaputra. The flooding causes at the north side of the town where, most animals to migrate to elevated and forested regions outside the southern border of the national park, such as the Mikir hills.540 animals,including 13 rhinos and mostly hog deers perished in unprecedented devastating floods of 2012.[1] [2] However, occasional dry spells create problems as well, such as food shortages for the wildlife in the park.[3]

Tourist Complex[edit]

Kohora is the main entrance to the world heritage site Kaziranga, so that there are many resorts, hotels and guest houses for tourists. The all tourist facilities are available at an areal distance which is known as Kaziranga Tourist Complex or similarly Kohora Tourist Complex. It covers a distance of minimum 10 kilometers along the National Highway 37 and about 1 kilometer to the south of the town(central).

Schools[edit]

Name of the school Established Location
Kaziranga National Park High School N/A Central Kohora
Rising Sun English School N/A South Kohora
Kohora Medium English School N/A Central Kohora
Sankardev Sishu Vidya Niketan N/A Pilkhana, Kohora
Kaziranga High School N/A Diring, East of Kohora
Little Flower School N/A Bagori, West of Kohora
Mahaveer Dharohar Goswami Vidya Mandir 1997 Bagori, West of Kohora

Colleges[edit]

Name of the college Established Location Stream(s) Official Website
Kaziranga College 2010 Diring, East of Kohora Arts N/A

Road[edit]

Kohora is connected with National Highway 37 therefore it connects with all the major cities of Assam (Guwahati, Jorhat, Nagaon, Tezpur, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh). There are several bus stoppage nearby the highway.

Transport[edit]

Due to its location near the National Highway 37 bus service and local transportation is available at Kohora. Minibus service connects Jorhat, Tezpur, Nagaon, Golaghat. And Super buses connects Guwahati, Jorhat, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Digboi, Tinisukia, Doomdooma, Jagun, Imphal(NH39), Golaghat(NH39), Dimapur(NH39). Local transport service connects Bokakhat and Kohora.

Market and Departmental Stores[edit]

  • Arranya Market, Kohora.
  • Daily Market(Bazaar), Kohora.
  • Kaziranga Hand-loom, Kohora
  • Bogorijuri Tiniali, Kohora
  • Retail Organic Tea Outlet, Kohora
  • Kohora Fish Market, Kohora
  • Rana Mobile Repairing Centre, Bogorijuri, Kohora
  • Rana General Store, Bogorijuri, Kohora

Banks and ATMs[edit]

Mail and Courier Services[edit]

  • Kaziranga National Park Post Office, Near BSNL, Kohora

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Assam flood: Over 500 animals dead in Kaziranga". 7 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "UN Kaziranga Factsheet". UNESCO. Archived from the original on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  3. ^ AFP English Multimedia Wire (29 August 2006). "Rare rhinos in India face food shortage". HighBeam Research, Inc. Retrieved 2007-04-25. [dead link]