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Shuvendu Chakrabortty Dec 07 2013

Please give me some details regarding sightseeing in Shantiniketan.

Debangana Sen Dec 09 2013
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Shantiniketan, as you might already be aware, is famous mainly due to its association with Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The Viswabharati Campus founded by him is the main tourist attraction in this place. Please visit the page on Vishvabharati Campus for details on the places to visit. The Kala Bhavan in the university is one of the best art colleges in the world. You will also come across many other educational instututes and Dance/Drama/Music schools within the campus.

A simple walk around Shantiniketan is food for the soul. You'll find numerous sculptures, paintings, murals and frescoes created by Tagore himself, and others belonging to the creative output of the students and the faculty of the university. This place also hosts a number of fairs and festivals throught the year, mainly the Poush Mela (December), Joydev Mela (January) and the Basanta Utsav (March). And if you are lucky you might also get to enjoy the earthy performance of baul singers.

If you are looking for staying options, the tourist hotels in Shantiniketan, Hotel Camelia, Mark & Meadows and Bolpur Lodge are some good options.

If you have some time on your hands, you can visit the Konkalitola Kali bari, Bakreshwar, or Kopai nadi, all of which are a few kilometers away from Shantiniketan. Have a great trip.

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