We know you have been to Shantiniketan many times, but this time we found a place probably the best to savor the real soul of the place, small cottages, earthen people, fresh farm grew vegetables, baul music and rustic charm along with fresh breeze from open southern side that will surely blow your tiredness away. The best part of this place is there is no compromise made on the comfort part while providing the rustic experience, from AC to western toilets comfort has been taken care of. There are only 2 cottages as of now, so a larger family can completely own the place.
Place Code : BE1732
Check In : 12.00 PM
Check Out : 11.00 AM
Outdoor Activity :
Experience the Saontal life and their art and culture.
Enjoy Baul performance on demand with extra charge.
Walk down the village path and experience a village dinner.
Go for fishing.
Enjoy the Various ‘mela’ on respective season like Poush Mela, Basanta Utsav, Nandan Mela, Magh Mela, Barsha Mangal etc.
Do Marketing at regular weekly markets (Haat) selling all local handicrafts can be found at Sonajhuri Haat held near the Khoai region (8 km away).
Visit different sites of Shantiniketan (8 km) like Tagore’s Aashram, Uttaryan Complex, Rabindra Bhaban Museum, various academic blocks like Kala Mandir, China Bhaban, Shisha Bhavan, Kaalo Bari, Amro Kunja etc.
Also Visit Chatimtala , the meditation place of Rabindranath’s father Debendranath Tagore and also the foundation spot of Shantiniketan.
Spend leisure time in Khowai region and Kopai River (Rabindranath’sAmader Choto Nadi).
Deer park located near Sriniketan
Kankalitala, 1 and a half hrs away is a temple popular as a Satipeeth.
Surul, located near Sriniketan (6 km away), features temples decorated with terracotta carvings.
Another Satipeeth at Labhpur-Fullara, just 30 km. from Shantiniketan.
Nanoor, famous as the birthplace of the Sanskrit poet of the 14th century – Chandidas.
Kendubillo another destination, popular as the hometown of another renowned Sanskrit poet, Jaidev.
Trip to temples of Tarapith and Bakreshwar are also possible.
Best time to Visit
It is favorable to visit all-round the year. The only time to be avoided is the peak summertime when temperatures get soaring. Other than these 2-4 months, the rest of the year experiences beautiful, palatable weather.
How to Reach
The most convenient way to reach Shantiniketan is by train like Shantiniketan Express and Viswa Bharati Fast Passenger. The nearest station is Bolpur and which is hardly 10 km away from the place. You can easily hire a bus or a cab to drive you to your accommodation’s location. By road, Kolkata to Santiniketan distance is approximately 163 kilometers.
Cost : INR 1950 + 5% GST per day per head including all meals.
Kids between 1 to 5 years are complimentary
Kids between 6 to 9 years will be charged at half price
Kids from 10 years will be charged as an adult