Santiniketan is known worldwide as a significant centre for pursuing higher studies and being the home to the famous Bengali poet and writer Rabindranath Tagore. The serene atmosphere, soothing greenery and picture-like houses make this place a perfect peace lover's retreat. There are several tourist spots in and around Shantiniketan. The prime attraction is the Uttarayan complex which hosts several buildings like Konark, Mrinmoyee, Udayan, Shyamoli, Punoscho and Udichi. A museum named Bichitra houses various letters, manuscripts, medals, documents, paintings and certificates associated with Tagore. Ballabhpur Deer Park located close to Shantiniketan is an added attraction. Another must-see attraction of Santiniketan is the Vishva Bharati University. Inside the campus, you can see the Hindi Bhavan, Cheena Bhavan, Sangeet Bhavan, Patha Bhavan etc.


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How to Reach

Trains are running from Sealdah to Bolpur Santiniketan. The journey takes around 2 to 3 hours. Santiniketan is 2 km from Bolpur. Auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are available from Bolpur station to reach Shantiniketan.


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