Cooch Behar district is located at the northern part of West Bengal. The Cooch Behar town is famous for its Royal Palace which has a rich collection of objects and the Madan Mohan temple. Cooch Behar is also famous for its cool mat locally known as Sitalpati and Bhawaiya which is lifestyle music of the people living in this area.

Under the RCCH initiative, the district is a hub of Bhawaiya and home to around 1427 Bhawaiya artists.