Shantiniketan needs no introduction. Always been a great weekend destination and now going to be even better as we have found a place to be ‘comfortably numb’ for the weekend.
Check In : 12.00 P.M.
Check Out : 11.00 A.M.
Visit different sites of Shantiniketan like Tagore’s Aashram, Uttaryan Complex, Rabindra Bhaban Museum, various academic blocks like Kala Mandir, China Bhaban, Sihsha 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’s Amader Choto Nadi).
Enjoy the Various ‘mela’ on a 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.
Deer park located near Sriniketan
Kankalitala, 9 km from Shantiniketan is a temple popular as a Satipeeth.
Surul, located near Sriniketan, 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.
A trip to temples of Tarapith and Bakreshwar is 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 2-3 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 kilometres.
Cost: INR 3500 + 5% GST per room including breakfast for a couple.
Kids from 10 years will be charged as an adult
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