Kokrajhar is a city in Bodoland Territorial Council, Assam, one of the North East States and territories of India. Kokrajhar city is located along the bank of Gourang River. The North East Indian Railways divides the city into two sides, north and the south. Kokrajhar city is the headquarters of Kokrajhar district and the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).
Once Kokrajhar was a part of greater Goalpara District. The then Goalpara District consisted of Kokrajhar, Bongagaigaon, Dhubri and present Goalpara District. It was then a part of the Bijni Kingdom, ruled by then Koch Rjbongshi kings. Bijni Kingdom and Biddapur Kingdom (Maharaja Ajit Narayan Dev) were part of the Kamatapur Kingdom, also known as Koch Kingdom, ruled by then Koch Rajbongshi kings HH Maharaja Narayan, HH Maharaja Jagdipendra Narayan, HH Maharaja Nipendra Narayan and many more.
It is occupied by different communities and cultures, The main inhabitants are Bodos, Nepali, Assamese, Koch Rajbongshis, Bengalis, Garo, Santalis and other communities too.
- Local Dances: Bagurumba is famous local dance in kokrajhar. It is a group dance which is performed by girls. Here we also watch Jhumur, Bihu, Sattriya dances during assamees festival celebrations in kokrajhar
- Handicrafts: Kokrajhar also famous for local handicrafts, they are bamboo household articles, cloth toys, pottery, Clay dolls, pith and masks.
Kokrajhar is served by the Assam State Transport System, Bodoland Transport Co., private buses, cars, and the Northeast Frontier Railway with services to Guwahati
, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. Besides these colleges, a deemed institute which has been set up by btc, the central institute of technology which offers diploma and degree courses in various disciplines.