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Unesco World heritage since: 1985
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Evidence of the rise of Mahayana Buddhism in Bengal from the 7th century onwards, Somapura Mahavira, or the Great Monastery, was a renowned intellectual centre until the 12th century. Its layout perfectly adapted to its religious function, this monastery-city represents a unique artistic achievement. With its simple, harmonious lines and its profusion of carved decoration, it influenced Buddhist architecture as far away as Cambodia.
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Small airport - 20 mi (32 km) Shah Mokhdum Airport
Medium airport - 47 mi (76 km) Saidpur Airport
Medium airport - 50 mi (82 km) Malda Airport
Small airport - 53 mi (86 km) Ishurdi Airport
Medium airport - 61 mi (99 km) Lalmonirhat Airport
Small airport - 65 mi (106 km) Thakurgaon Airport
Small airport - 77 mi (124 km) Cooch Behar Airport
Small airport - 95 mi (153 km) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
Large airport - 168 mi (271 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Wangdue Phodrang
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Arazi Panchgharia
- Kaichar Bil
- Kasba Chakshabaj
- Kismat Panchgharia
- Malahcha Ronchar
- Mauza Panchgharia
- Noyan Sahar
- Uttar Syampur
- Uttar Tajpur