Places To Visit In Shantiniketan

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Here are the top 15 tourist attractions to see in Santiniketan:

1. Tagore's ashrama

Must visit 3.5 /5

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One of the most valued places in all of Santiniketan, Tagore's Aashram is located in the Uttrayan Complex. It is the place that Tagore's father first built when he arrived many years ago.

2. Poush Mela

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Poush Mela is the occasion when Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, along with twelve others, adopted the Brahmo. The Mela is the remembrance of this very day on the 7th Day of the Poush month. The fair is a perfect example of the amalgamation of different culture and traditions. Performances by students of Santiniketan are what lie in store for you if you happen to visit the place in December.

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3. Amar Kutir

Must visit 3.5 /5

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Located in close vicinity of the University, Amar Kutir showcases a number of locally made handicrafts, including leather printed bags, printed cloth etc.

4. Rabindra Bhaban Museum

Must visit 3.4 /5

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The museum is perhaps the most satisfying place for your historical inquisitiveness. Built back in 1961, it houses some of Tagore's original manuscripts, letters, documents, paintings, certificates and photographs.

5. Chattimtala

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This place was the meditation spot of Tagore's Father, Maharshi Debendranath Tagore. A scholar himself, he advocated meditation and introspection as the keys to success and world progress.

6. Khoai Mela

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If you want to attend this fair, you will have to plan your trip around a Saturday. The fair starts at 4 am in the morning and artisans from all the nearby places set up stalls. Household items, Handicrafts, clothes etc are sold in plentiful

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7. Prayer hall- Upasna Ghar

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The prayer hall is one of the most stunning buildings in all of Santiniketan. Made from Belgian Glass, the hall Is also called Kanch Mandir, which derives its name from the glass laden walls (kanch means glass in Bengali).

8. Kala Bhavan

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Kala Bhavan, as the name suggests, promotes art among the students. The place focuses on developing the artistic bent among its patrons and very aptly also has the most beautifully done block.

9. Deer Park, Santiniketan

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About 3 km from the main campus is the Ballavpur forest. The forest shelters a naturally bred large family of deer. It is now known as the deer park.

10. Kankalitala

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The small rural town is located about 7 km from Santiniketan. The drive, and if you prefer the walk, takes you through the beautiful landscape of semi urban India.

11. Uttrayan Complex

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The Uttrayan complex takes you down Tagore's memory lane. The one particularly worth seeing is Udayan, where Tagore lived. The beautiful heritage building is very well maintained.

12. China Bhavan

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Santiniketan comprises many academic blocks, each dedicated to a separate branch of study. The China Bhavan, as per its name, focuses on studying of Chinese Culture, traditions and language.

13. Poush Mela

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One of the most celebrated events of the year, the Poush mela is held every year in late December to mark the harvest season. The mela sees local artisans and tourists from all over the country coming together in this spirit of celebration.

14. Sangeet bhavan

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The Sangeet Bhavan is the block that fosters talents of Music and Dance. Regular practices are held and one can see students taking singing or dancing lessons at all times in the day.

15. Nippon Bhavan

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Nippon Bhavana, just like the China Bhawan, aims to foster Japanese- Indo relations. The Centre, though located in the main campus is an autonomous body and not controlled by the university.

FAQs on Santiniketan

How can I commute within Santiniketan?

Commuting in the city is mainly done with tourist cars and cycle rickshaws. Many of them are pre-arranged for by the guest house you choose to stay in. However, the best way to explore this beautiful, sleepy town is on foot. You can also hire bikes and cycles for yourself from one of the numerous suppliers in the region for under 2,000 for 2-3 days.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Santiniketan?

The top sightseeing places in Santiniketan are Tagore's ashrama, Poush Mela, Amar Kutir, Rabindra Bhaban Museum, Chattimtala, Khoai Mela.

Can you suggest an itinerary for Santiniketan?

Day 1: Reach Santiniketan and freshen up at your hotel. Visit Tagore's ashrama which was built by Debendranath Tagore on his arrival at Santiniketan. Then, go to Chattimtala which is known as his meditation spot. Head towards Rabindra Bhaban Museum which is the home to the remaining valuable items of the Tagore family.

Day 2: Dedicate the day to artistic revelations. Visit Kala Bhavan which empowers artistic ability among students. Then go to Amar Kutir where handcrafted items are exhibited. Go to Uttrayan Complex which was an abode to Rabindranath Tagore. Visit Nippon Bhavan which is dedicated to strengthening India and Japan's diplomatic relations.
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