The writer's abode
A small town near Bolpur in Birbhun district of West Bengal, Santiniketan is home to the brilliant Indian poet and writer, Rabindra Nath Tagore. Known to few, the town is located at a distance of 80 kms from Kolkata. Today, the town is home to Visva Bharati University established by Maharshi Devendranath Tagore and later expanded by his son Rabindranath Tagore radically changed the concept of education of India. The gracefully laid out campus is an excellent example where knowledge and aesthetics merge.
Santiniketan can be visited throughout the year. The three- day Poush Mela which is a major tourist attraction here brings in a lot of artisans, artists, folk singers, dancers and tourists from all over. Vishwa Bharati University, Tagore’s Ashrama, Upasana Ghar, Rabindra Bhaban Museum, Amar Kutir, Deer Park are the major tourist attractions in an around Santiniketan.
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Santiniketan has a variety of cuisines to offer. The university has a number of small to medium restaurants. Even though the beer and wine shops are rarely found, Rice beer found here is popular during all the fares
Famous restaurants in Santiniketan include:
· Shakunthala (Bengali Cuisine)
· 9 x 9 Restaurant (Indian, Asian, Chinese)
· Kasahara (Indian, Asian, Chinese)
· Atithya (Indian, Asian)
· Sonajhuri Resturant
· Whispering woods Restaurant (Indian, Chinese)
- Morning: Visva Bharati University
- Afternoon: Uttarayan Complex, Rabindra Bhavana
- Evening: The deer park, Tagore's Ashram
Note: Visit during Saturdays to witness the weekly fair Khoai Mela and if you plan to spend more than a day, devote an entire day to enjoy the University and if the time permits do travel to Kankalitala.