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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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4166 news items

Assam Times

Times of India
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:33:45 -0700

The 2014 report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Kaziranga National Park pointed out that in the Bokakhat circle, 29 resorts and dhabas have been running within 2 to 3km of the park's boundaries for 40 years. A majority of the land ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:33:26 -0700

The CAG report had found 29 resorts and dhabas in Bokakhat Revenue Circle that were running for up to 40 years on land falling within 2-3 kms of the Kaziranga National Park boundary, had changed land pattern from agricultural to commercial. Five other ...
 
Assam Tribune
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:45:00 -0700

... different zones, including agriculture zone, commercial zone, eco-tourism zone, quarry zone (to be demarcated later), industrial zone (to be demarcated later), urban zone and restricted zone. The areas falling under Kohora, Kuthori and Bokakhat ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Sun, 16 Aug 2015 05:51:31 -0700

The CAG report had found that 29 resorts and dhabas in Bokakhat Revenue Circle had been running for up to 40 years on land falling within 2-3 km of the Kaziranga National Park boundary, among which two resorts had already changed land pattern from ...

Assam Tribune

Assam Tribune
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:45:00 -0700

The Bokakhat and Koliabor subdivision authorities have issued notices to the vehicle drivers to reduce speeds on the National Highway- 37 where the animal corridors are located. The Divisional Forest Officer SK Shil informed newsmen that the Park is ...
 
Times of India
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:02:53 -0700

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report on Kaziranga National Park in 2014 pointed out that in the Bokakhat circle where the park is located, 29 resorts and dhabas have been running for about 40 years. These resorts and dhabas are ...
 
Assam Tribune
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:22:30 -0700

BOKAKHAT, Aug 17 - One full-grown royal Bengal tiger died near Dhanbari camp of Agoratoli Range under Kaziranga National Park on August 15. It was 12-foot long. The forest officials suspected that the big cat died following an infighting in the jungle.

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 ...
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