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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


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217 news items

 
NYOOOZ
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:45:00 -0700

... National Park`s proposed eco-sensitive zone, the forest department said it would move ahead with zone-delineation in the interest of wildlife and local communities living on the fringes of the national park. Recently, protesters at Bokakhat in ...
 
Assam Tribune
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:18:42 -0700

According to information, the Tata Sumo (AS05-B-2145) was coming from Bokakhat to Dergaon, while the Mahindra XLV (AS03-M-8356) was going towards Bokakhat. Jayanta Hazarika (53) and Chandra Singh Kro (40), travelling on the Sumo, died on the ...
 
Assam Tribune
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:22:30 -0700

In a resolution, the association demanded that the Government should set up a tea auction centre in Jorhat called the Upper Assam Tea Auction Centre in the greater interests of the unemployed educated youths of upper Assam from Margherita to Bokakhat.

Assam Tribune

Assam Tribune
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:11:15 -0700

A rally was organised in this regard by the Golaghat district committee of the ATTSA with the support of the Bokakhat and Kaziranga units of the association. More than 500 student activists came to Kohora Chariali from the Hatikhuli TE along the NH-37.

Calcutta Telegraph

Calcutta Telegraph
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:06:59 -0700

KMSS protesters blocked roads and burnt tyres on the streets at Chabua in Dibrugarh district, Jhanji in Sivasagar district and on the Kohora stretch of National Highway 37 that passes through Kaziranga National Park under Bokakhat subdivision of ...

Assam Tribune

Assam Tribune
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 10:33:45 -0800

DERGAON/BOKAKHAT, Feb 8 – Twelve persons, including four women, died and three others were critically injured when the Tata Winger (AS 05 C 1784) they were travelling in from Dhakuakhana hit a stationary iron rod-laden truck (NL 04 D 2847) at ...
 
Assam Tribune
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:22:15 -0700

BOKAKHAT, June 15 – Conflict between the local people and the Kaziranga National Park authority is on the rise regarding the issue of the area within a 10-km radius of the national park being declared an ecosensitive zone, as per the orders of the ...
 
Assam Tribune
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 11:33:45 -0700

Yadava held a discussion with media persons and student leaders recently in this respect. He informed the reporters that tunnel paths would be constructed on the animal corridors from Jakhalabandha to Bokakhat. The first tunnel path will be constructed ...
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