Rajabhatkhawa

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Rajabhatkhawa
রাজাভাতখাওয়া
Town
Rajabhatkhawa is located in West Bengal
Rajabhatkhawa
Rajabhatkhawa
Rajabhatkhawa is located in India
Rajabhatkhawa
Rajabhatkhawa
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 26°37′N 89°32′E / 26.62°N 89.53°E / 26.62; 89.53Coordinates: 26°37′N 89°32′E / 26.62°N 89.53°E / 26.62; 89.53
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Alipurduar
Elevation 221 m (725 ft)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English, Nepali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration WB
Website wb.gov.in

Rajabhatkhawa is a small town situated just outside the Buxa Tiger Reserve in the Alipurduar district of West Bengal, India. It is known for its natural environment,[citation needed] and is surrounded by forest. All the permits for the entry to the Buxa Tiger reserve can be taken from here.[clarification needed]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the place literally means "(the place) where the king had a meal". The folklore is that the kings of the princely state Koch Bihar used to come here for having picnic in the forests.

Geography[edit]

Rajabhatkhawa is located at 26°37′N 89°32′E / 26.62°N 89.53°E / 26.62; 89.53.[1] It has an average elevation of 221 m (725 ft).

Transport[edit]

The railway station at Rajabhatkhawa.

National Highway 31C passes through Rajabhat Khawa. Rajabhatkhawa also has a railway station which is situated on the New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar-Samuktala Road Line.

Rajabhatkhawa-Jainti line is a new project sanctioned in 2012-13.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rajabhatkhawa
  2. ^ "What is new in Railway Budget 2012-13". The Times of India, 14 march 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 

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