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Bokakhat is located in Assam
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
 • Body Bokakhat Town Committee
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,844
 • 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.


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.


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.


Bokakhat was formerly known as Namdoiang, as it was located far downstream the river Doiang.


Bokakhat is part of Kaliabor (Lok Sabha constituency).

Bokakhat News[edit]

Bokakhat News


  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. 

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247 news items

Assam Tribune
Fri, 22 May 2015 11:33:45 -0700

BOKAKHAT, May 22 – The members of Sanskritik Mahasabha, Asom condoled the demise of Dhuliya Prosen Borah. In a condolence meeting convened here, all the members of the Mahasabha prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed ...
Assam Tribune
Fri, 22 May 2015 11:33:45 -0700

This has come to light from the replies of the sub-divisional officers of Bokakhat and Kaliabor to RTI queries made by RTI-cum-environment activist Rohit Choudhury on the issue. It needs mention here that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Wed, 13 May 2015 16:48:45 -0700

Consequently, there had been largescale construction of houses, multi-storied buildings, dhabas and parking lots in the ESZ," the report added. In Bokakhat Circle, 29 resorts/dhabas have been running for periods ranging up to 40 years on land falling ...
Calcutta Telegraph
Sun, 10 May 2015 14:41:01 -0700

Citing an instance, the CAG said in Bokakhat circle, 29 resorts/dhabas have been running for periods ranging up to 40 years on land falling within 2-3km of the park boundary, majority of which belonged to farmers. Similarly in the Kaliabor circle, ...
Assam Tribune
Sun, 03 May 2015 10:48:45 -0700

Bokakhat: May Day was jointly celebrated by 21 tea gardens under the banner of the Bokakhat branch ACMS on its office premises at Bokakhat town with a day-long programme on Friday. The president of the branch, Hem Chandra Panika unfurled the flag, ...

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 Times
Wed, 06 May 2015 21:52:30 -0700

Telephone and electricity network were left collapsed under the impact of the 30 minute long storm. The uprooted trees blocked a huge portion of the National Highway in Moran, Bokakhat, Nagaon, Jorhat, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji. It took several hours for ...
Assam Tribune
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:22:07 -0700

GUWAHATI, April 24 – Four matches of the B Division I League were played today at Golaghat, Bokakhat and Dergaon. At Golaghat, Lonster Club Kashmir defeated United Club of Kolkata in the after noon and in the morning, Chandmari Football Club, ...

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