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About Aiho

Aiho is a town of West Bengal, a state of India. This census town is located in the Habibpur Community Development Block. This is a part of Malda Sadar Subdivision that comes under the administration of Malda district.

Geography of Aiho

Aiho is positioned in the geographical coordinates of 24°58'N & 88°14'E. The census town Aiho can rather be called a suburban area. It is slotted in between two beautiful rivers namely, Mahananda and Tangon. The distance of Aiho from English Bazaar, the district headquarter of Malda is 13.9 kms; and 265 kms from Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal.

Demography of Aiho

According to the census report issued in 2001, the population of Aiho was 5,407. The male female ratio was 50:50. Average literacy rate was 61% which was higher than the then level of national average (59.5%). The male female ratio in the educational arena was 54: 46.

History of Aiho

The very fact of history that the rivers have a significant role in shaping the civilisation of a nation holds true in case of Aiho. Because of Aiho’s position between the rivers of Mahananda and Tangon, it was influenced by trade and cultural breeze of the rest of India. The traders who came to the present Aiho area through the river routes of Mahananda and Tangon were the people of Bihar. They used large cargo boats for trade purposes. The boat passengers called themselves Rahi which means passenger. They used to call out their fellow passengers uttering the word “Ahio” to go on board the boats. Aiho is the local variation of the word “Ahio”.

Economy of Aiho

The people of Aiho are engaged as government service holders, lawyers, computer professionals and businessman. The people of the nearby areas are engaged in agriculture.

Tourist Places of Aiho

There are a number of tourist places in and around Aiho. Some of the important places worth visiting are Raj Mahal, King Palace, Shaheed Minar, Vivekananda House, Pandua Monument, Raja Krish Das Laha House, Marble Palace, Fort William, Rabindra Nath Tagore Memorial, Lal Dighi, James Princep Memorial Monument, Chogyal Palace, Shobhabazaar Rajbari, Rabdengtse Ruins and Raja Naba Krisha Deb Palace.

How to Reach Aiho

By Air: The nearby airport of Aiho is the Bagdogra Airport which is at a distance of 215 kilometres.

By Train: If one travels by train then he should go the nearest railway station at English Bazaar Railway Station located at a distance of 14 kms.

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