Located 123km from Jalpaiguri at an altitude of 188 ft in Coochbehar is Dinhata with a notable political history. Dinhata is adored by the visitor due to its historical significance in the early era it is said that Dinhata was ruled by the Palas and Senas Hindu dynasty ruler. The coins and sculptures of Mughals discovered during the expedition show ample proof and testimony of their presence in Dinhata. It also shows that Dinhata was once ruled by the Koch Maharajas and they continued for around 4 centuries.
Dinhata is a land of piety and is a part of rich historical culture of Coochbehar there are many temples here with a lot of structures of the mythological era like Madan Mohan temple situated in the middle of Cooch Behal, this temple constructed by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan has Goddess Bhavani, Goddess kali, Goddess Tara as the presiding deities here. The temple was built between the years 1885 to 1889, Gosanimari Temple the 17th century saw the construction of this temple. It is situated near the city of Dinhata. Maharaja Koch was the one who got this temple built. The design is predominantly like that of the Khyen Dynasty and the temple is known by another name of Gosanimari Bandar, Baradeb Baru this is situated in the Cooch Behar city. The image of Goddess Durga here is a beauty and has a lot of European influence. The Kamrup province importance can also be seen in those temples and mosque of Dinhata. History behind this place is not the only thing which attracts visitors in Dinhata. In the midst of Sal forest there is a crib who want to enjoy the solitude amidst the nature far away from the maddening city life. Only true nature lover can see the beauty of Dinhata by inhaling the fragrance of the surroundings and cherishing the small things found here, be it the historical fact or the loving nature of the localities. The pictorial sight and the serene ambiance of Dinhata is a perfect sight for the sore eyes and tired soul. The visitor of Dinhata can sense the nostalgia of ancient era in the palace of Koch Maharaja which is noted for its elegance and grandeur is also protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Dinhata is a place which is strewn with rich history and endowed with natural beauty. Filled with mythological monuments and surrounded by Sal forest Dinhata is an ideal place to venture for the historian and nature lover