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A thriving historical past, enlightening cultural heritage and serenity aptly describe Shantiniketan (Santiniketan). Situated near Bolpur in West Bengal, this educational abode is a hub of knowledge, ideas and spirituality. The 'Abode of Peace' was established by Maharshi Debendranath Tagore, father of the great Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
The beautiful town of Shantiniketan (Santiniketan) is a bustling hub of knowledge and culture. Set amidst lush surroundings, the town is a meeting point for Eastern and Western schools of learning. Originally known as Bhubandanga, it is home to a blossoming university. The annual fair, Paush Mela, began with an aim of introducing a new religious faith known as Brahmo Dharmo. The fair is presently one of the most celebrated events in the town and is a major tourist attraction. With a plethora of educational centers, such as Kala Bhavan(college of arts and crafts) and Sangeet bhavan, Shantiniketan (Santiniketan) is slowly gaining importance as a tourist destination. A refuge for scholars, historians, nature buffs and spiritual seekers, Shantiniketan (Santiniketan) exudes peace, calm and tranquility.
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Dec 29 2014
Though it might be a little dicey to get a booking this late, you can still get lucky in one of the many guest-houses scattered in the area. If not, Bolpur (just 3 km away from Shantiniketan) also has many good accommodation options. Check out this l ... read more
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Dec 07 2013
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 o ... read more
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Jul 02 2014
Shantiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in Birbhum district in West Bengal. It is around 150 km from Kolkata. Shantiniketan is famous for Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. Shantiniketan was established by Devendranath Tagore, father of Rabindranath Tago ...... read more
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Jul 02 2014
Santinikatan is a peaceful and beautiful place resides in bolpur.Here the legend poet Rabindranath Tagore was born.His home and its surroundings are the most beautiful place to watch.
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