(Last Updated on : 23-06-2014)
In the Golaghat district in the state of Assam in India, lie the town and town area committee of Bokakhat.
The town lies precisely at 26.63° North and 93.6° E and has an average elevation of 76 metres (249 feet). It is at a distance of 23 km from the Kaziranga National Park. Many tourist spots are situated in the vicinity of the town, so tourists use this town as a halting base. As a result, many tourist lodges and other accommodation facilities have proliferated here.
The town is well linked to other cities and towns by road. The Kakochang waterfall, a significant picnic spot surrounded with magnificent views, lies 13 km away from Bokakhat. Other attractions situated near the town include the ruins of the ancient Numaligarh or the Deoparbat, the tea gardens of Hatikhuli, Methoni, Difalu and Behora Borchapori as well as the coffee and rubber plantations. The nearest railway stations are Rangia and Furkating.
As per the 2001 India census, the town of Bokakhat has a population of 8844. Males make up 54% of the population and females constitute 46%. The average literacy rate of 78% is higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 83% and female literacy is 73%. 11% of the populace is less than 6 years of age. The town came up in news in the year 2001 with the Rossell Tea Ltd, controlled by the New Delhi based businessman, Mr Harsh M. Gupta, acquiring Bokakhat Tea Co Pvt Ltd, which owns the Bokakhat tea estate. The region has 288 hectares under tea cultivation. The total production is about 5,25,000 kg.