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Alcha

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Nilima, Ratnapolly, Santiniketan 731235, India
+91 3463 645 272
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A slice of Shantiniketan in one little store

Alcha is a quaint little shop in Ratanpalli, Shantiniketan (5 minutes ricksaw-ride from the... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Parama G
,
Kolkata, India
Local product of this quality is hard to find elsewhere

Alcha is an institution in Santiniketan. It sells products made by local artisans that are designed... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
MamaBearOz
,
Adelaide, Australia
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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“lampshades” (3 reviews)
“curtains” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Nilima, Ratnapolly, Santiniketan 731235, India
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+91 3463 645 272
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Alcha is a quaint little shop in Ratanpalli, Shantiniketan (5 minutes ricksaw-ride from the University campus; Phone : 0346-364-5272). At every nook and corner, you will find indigenous hand crafted items. Fabric ornaments, Dokra/ beaded jewelry, kantha bags and batuas, block printed and batik sarees,...More

Thank Parama G
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Alcha is an institution in Santiniketan. It sells products made by local artisans that are designed by the proprietor, Keya, in collaboration with local people. While the products may be a little more expensive than those sold by the vendors on the main road, the...More

Thank MamaBearOz
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Really small but really classy and quaint collection of artsy things. Have picked up 3-4 things every time I've visited, and I must have gone there at least 10 times either to shop things for home or for gifting, or to accompany visiting friends... Recommended

Thank Shantanu B
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Great ideas, designs and products. Amazing that Keya Sarkar still manages to get crafts people to do everything by hand. That the enterprise supports 150 local families sustainably adds to the allure of Alcha.

Thank Anirbaan
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

I went to this store after reading few reviews at trip-advisor. Did not like it at all. It is a old home converted into boutique. The collection was just ok. Did not find anything interesting here.

1  Thank silva s
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

Located at Ratanpalli, Alcha is a quaint little boutique where you can shop. From fridge magnets, to Sarees to clothes to local toys, you have a wide range to select. Its a nice place to visit. Its enjoyed best with a lot of leisure. They...More

2  Thank Subhro_TheBong
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

If you like classy and quirky stuff, do drop by at this place. . . A very cozy hang out for the young and old. . . You will love this place! : )

Thank Mrinalinib2210
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

I had a very good impression about the place from reviews but after visiting Alcha I found nothing very special. They don't have big stock like those at Basundhara or Amar Kutir. But their saris , dresses, bed sheets, curtains , junk jewelleries etc. are...More

Thank gopadgupta
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Nayana and Shaubir, the owners of Nayana's Homestay, took me to this delightful store tucked away in a palatial old bungalow in Ratnapolly, Santiniketan. I absolutely loved the range of postcards and diaries, made of hand made recycled paper that the store had on offer....More

2  Thank ShrutiParija
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