Shwet Mahal (শ্বেত মহল)

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 from zamindari residencies and aristocratic houses across Bengal.

Place Code: BE 1730

Timings:

Check In : 1.00 P.M.
Check Out : 12.00 A.M.

Outdoor Activity

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’s Amader 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.

Nearby Attractions

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 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 kilometers.

Pocket Pinch

Cost INR 6500 + 5% GST per day per Semi Deluxe Room (Including Breakfast) – Double Occupancy
Cost INR 7000 + 5% GST per day per Deluxe Room (Including Breakfast) – Double Occupancy
Cost INR 7500 + 5% GST per day per Super Deluxe Room (Including Breakfast) – Double Occupancy
Cost INR 7500 + 5% GST per day per Semi Deluxe Room (Including Breakfast) – Triple Occupancy
Cost INR 8000 + 5% GST per day per Deluxe Room (Including Breakfast) – Triple Occupancy
Cost INR 9000 + 5% GST per day per Super Deluxe Room (Including Breakfast) – Triple Occupancy

Child Policy:
Kids from 10 years will be charged as an adult

Driver Accommodation:
Cost: INR 500 per head

 

Other interesting places you can visit on weekends:    Choupahari Resort – Near Shantiniketan,    Shantiniketan Luxury Resort,    Banavilla Farm House – Shantiniketan,    Tajpur Luxury Resort

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