Amidst the red soil stands a grandeur white palace, the Shwet Mahal (শ্বেত মহল). This place in Boner Pukur is an example of wondrous creation that follows when culture meets blue blood and luxury. Staying here and enjoying a weekend is an experience of indulging yourself into proper Bengali, educated and matured luxury. There are four suites in this gorgeous bungalow: The Poet’s Recluse, The Painter’s Retreat, The King’s Chambers and the Bahaar Hall. You’ll see a whole lot of antiques, including the shutter windows that have been collected fromzamindariresidencies and aristocratic houses across Bengal.
Place Code: BE 1730
Check In : 1.00 P.M.
Check Out : 12.00 A.M.
Sit back and listen to the birds, and rustling of trees from the bright verandahs.
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’sAmader Choto Nadi).
Enjoy the Various ‘mela’ on the 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 fromShantiniketanis a temple popular as a Satipeeth.
Surul, located near Sriniketan, features temples decorated with terracotta carvings.
Another Satipeeth at Labhpur-Fullara, just 30 km. fromShantiniketan.
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 is by train likeShantiniketanExpress 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 kilometers.
CostINR 6500 + 5% GSTper day perSemi DeluxeRoom(Including Breakfast) – Double Occupancy
CostINR 7000 + 5% GSTper day perDeluxeRoom(Including Breakfast) – Double Occupancy
CostINR 7500 + 5% GSTper day perSuper DeluxeRoom(Including Breakfast) – Double Occupancy
CostINR 7500 + 5% GSTper day perSemi Deluxe Room(Including Breakfast) – Triple Occupancy
CostINR 8000 + 5% GSTper day perDeluxe Room(Including Breakfast) – Triple Occupancy
CostINR 9000 + 5% GSTper day perSuperDeluxe Room(Including Breakfast) – Triple Occupancy
Kids from 10 years will be charged as an adult
Cost:INR 500per head