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Visva Bharati University

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Visva Bharati University

165 Reviews
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Pickup Kolkata & Day Trip To Santiniketan with Guided Trip
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Shantiniketan, Santiniketan 731235 India
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Santiniketan Full Day Experience from Kolkata

Visit the hometown of famous writer and poet, Nobel Prize winner, and polymath Rabindranath Tagore in Santiniketan. Santiniketan is a small town a small town near Bolpur in West Bengal. Enjoy a pick up service from your hotel in Kolkata to take you to Santiniketan. When you arrive, you can start to explore the town where the Tagore family built and developed a university for the less fortunate, as well as having been the main source of inspiration for Rabindranath's works and writings. Visit notable buildings and attractions such as Tagore's ashram and the five houses he resided in, Kala Bhavan, Visva-Bharati, Rabindra Bhaban Museum, and more! A one day visit to this small town will surely satisfy your curiousity about the history of Santiniketan and of course the famous writer, Rabindranath Tagore.
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Natalie1204 wrote a review Dec 2020
Kolkata, India3,973 contributions193 helpful votes
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I visited during Covid times, so much of the university grounds was closed to visitors. However the canteen was open and so was certain sections that I managed to get photos of. It’s just beautiful. It has this vibe. I can’t wait to go back
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Indrani Das wrote a review Feb 2020
Santiniketan, India8 contributions2 helpful votes
In the lap of nature, it is unique in its nature. The frescoes on the walls of various departments in the Ashram area are worth visiting. The glass temple, the chhatimtala, the amra kunja, the bakul bithi and the kala bhavan Sangit bhavan area have an old world charm where the inmates lived in perfect harmony with nature, self, and the artistic surrounding.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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TravellerPetals wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India240 contributions154 helpful votes
We visited Shantiniketan Visva Bharati University for 2 days - and it was an amazing experience. There is no closed campus as such, and the serene pollution free environment really added to the whole appeal. There are vehicles roaming around and the e-rickshaw's called Toto's and also motorbikes. The university area is about 15 mins from Bolpur station and it starts from the Post Office onwards, and there is a triangular park that bifurcates the road to the university and the Mandir, Ashram and Rabindra museum & the other side goes thru the Shantiniketan area to Prantik side. We also saw the open air classrooms, the graduation stage and other grounds. We went to the Mandir at night and it was a very nice sight to view with the lights and the colored windows. It was a wonderful sight and the Mandir is open on Wednesdays in the daytime. Overall the museum holds the artifacts and the replica of the Nobel Prize of Dr. Rabindranath Tagore.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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stantp1916 wrote a review Jan 2020
Farakka, India1,247 contributions231 helpful votes
Been here about three years back. The university campus is beautiful and peaceful. On normal days vehicles are not restricted to move in around the main arterial Road through the campus, but on the occasion of poush mela the authorities restricted traffic to the outskirts of the campus, which was really good as the walk felt great and serene. There are many buildings on both sides of the road each having its own name. Together they comprise this beautiful university campus.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Chhoti wrote a review Aug 2019
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Shantineeketan is a very seneric and serene place to visit.Every year a huge number tourist visit there to enjoy the pleasant beauty of nature. Every year in December, the occurs a fair commonly known as "poush mela"
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Date of experience: December 2018
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