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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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228 news items

 
Assam Tribune
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:07:30 -0700

GUWAHATI, March 21 – Dhemaji trounced Bokakhat by two wickets in the JK Baruah U-19 Inter District Cricket Tournament at Biswanath Chariali today. On the final day of the two-day match, Dhemaji scored 149 for the loss of eight wickets in the second ...
 
Assam Tribune
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:56:15 -0700

BOKAKHAT, March 18 – Hema Prabha Chutia, an expert weaver and ardent devotee of Srimanta Sankardev, who weaved the Gunamala of the revered saint recently was felicitated by the Kamargaon Regional Journalists' Union, a branch unit of Bokakhat ...
 
NYOOOZ
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0700

He breathed his last near Bokakhat in Golaghat district on March 4 while being transferred to Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH). Superintendent of JMCH, Bobyjeet Goswami, said, "The patient was suffering from critical pneumonia and diabetes at ...
 
Assam Tribune
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:07:30 -0700

Both the offices of the Kaliabor and Bokakhat Sub-Divisional Officers (Civil) told Choudhury that the Forest Department can only tell whether the hotels, dhabas, restaurants, resorts and commercial ventures are causing disturbances for the wildlife ...

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 ...
 
The Sentinel
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 09:45:10 -0800

BOKAKHAT/JORHAT, February 8: In a tragic road accident, 12 persons were killed on the spot while seven others were seriously injured, when a Dergaon bound Winger (AS 05 C 1714) carrying at least 19 passengers including the driver, hit a Tinsukia ...
 
Assam Tribune
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:33:45 -0800

BOKAKHAT, Feb 20 – The Bird Festival, organised by the Mising Autonomous Council (MAC) and the Agaratoli Conservation and Eco-Tourism Society, was held at Dhansiriati Pathar from February 13 to 15. The festival was inaugurated by Bokakhat MLA ...
 
Calcutta Telegraph
Wed, 08 Sep 2010 15:19:04 -0700

Bokakhat, Sept. 8: Come rain or shine, a proposed dairy project intends to keep the unique Bokakhat peda — not quite patented but a must-buy item for travellers who pass by this nondescript township — up for sale the year round. Given the ever ...
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