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Ref : TOUR-10/ Shantiniketan / W.B

136km from Kolkata, Santinikatan is the brainchild of India’s most
illustrious poet, philosopher, painter, philanthropist, Rabindranath Tagore.
With an emphasis on man’s relation with nature, Tagore introduced the
open-air classrooms. Santinikatan has emerged as the universal centre of
excellence. The various complexes on the campus offer Tagore memorabilia,
sculpture, frescoes, murals by great masters as Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy,
Ramkinkar and Benod Behari.

The Visva Bharati University there is now a center of international studies
and culture.

Uttarayan, a complex where Rabindranath lived, has a museum and art gallery. The University is also open to visitors. The charm of Santiniketan lies in its very special ethos.


Only 3km away from Santinikatan is Sriniketan, the rural reconstruction
centre, founded by the poet. Fine batik prints on textiles and leather bags are famous products of Sriniketan. Excursions to Bakreswar Hot Spring complex (58km); a number of pilgrim centres like Kankalitala (8km); Tarapith (80km); Nalhati (104km); Nanoor (23km) and Kenduli (42km), the birthplaces of poets Chandidas and Jaidev; Massanjore (78km) is famous for a massive dam over the Mayurakshi.


Connected by rail and with Kolkata. 210km by road from Kolkata.

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