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  • Arpan B
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India11 contributions
    Closed due to COVID but could only view the beauty of the place through outside.Lush green environment and felt amidst nature.
    Written 16 October 2021
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  • Rupa
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India119 contributions
    Amar Kutir society for rural development - a place worth visiting for rural Bengal arts & crafts. They have a good collection of saaris specially the famous kantha stich, bed spreads, dress materials, varieties of handicrafts to choose from.
    Located in a calm & quiet place far from the town, the river Kopai flows at the back of Amar Kutir.
    Written 30 May 2021
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  • stantp1916
    Farakka, India1,247 contributions
    The Tagore house has been thoroughly renovated particularly the ground floor. The last time I was here the renovation work had just started. It has been a museum housing the various household items used by Rabindranath and the Tagore family. The first floor still has the bed of the noble laureate with the airy rooms. There are pictures of rabindranath everywhere. The building on the opposite was closed, with a guard sitting outside. One could take a peek inside to the statue of Rabindranath. His car is on display on the right side of this building. You will love all of it.
    Written 14 January 2020
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  • stantp1916
    Farakka, India1,247 contributions
    The place was decorated with marigolds. The original chhatim tree no longer exists but the legacy continues and the place is now a heritage. We took rounds of the site and it felt ecstatic. Much recommended.
    Written 12 January 2020
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  • prashant_newaskar
    Dallas, TX554 contributions
    Kala Bhavan is the Fine Arts department of the Viswa Bharati University established by Ravindranath Tagore. It celebrated 100 years of its existence in 2019. It has now two main sections- the Kala Bhavan and the SANGEET Bhavan.

    Asit Kumar Haldar took over as its first head. The four giants associated with the Kala Bhavan were Ravindranath Tagore, Nand Lal Bose, Ramkinkar Baij and Benode Bihari MUKHERJEE.

    Thousands of art pieces are on display at the Kala Bhavan and include works of the giants.

    It’s an open air museum where most pieces are on display. University departments, student hostels as well as the art pieces of the de facto museum co exist.

    We saw the now famous works of Ramkinker Baij namely the Santhal Family, Gandhi at Salt March etc., paintings of Nand Lal Bose works of Benode Behari MUKHERJEE.

    Kala Bhavan also a panorama of Indian art. It’s a must see place in Shantiniketan
    Written 20 January 2020
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  • Shayoni Mitra
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India6 contributions
    It's such a bigggg house. Realy beautiful nice place to visit. It would've been bttr if thy keep tat place a little neat & clean. Ovrall I luvd tat place
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • stantp1916
    Farakka, India1,247 contributions
    This open air teaching was pioneered by Rabindranath Tagore in his Biswabharati University. History says it all started with one concrete circle around a chhatim tree and later was expanded to more circles. Felt good to visualise how it would have been back in those days. A must in shantiniketan.
    Written 12 January 2020
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  • stantp1916
    Farakka, India1,247 contributions
    The abode of music and dance. Last time around I remember there were classes going inside. This time we went late in the afternoon and were lucky to capture a quick peek of the inside before the guards were closing off the gates. Must be great learning opportunity.
    Written 12 January 2020
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  • stantp1916
    Farakka, India1,247 contributions
    Our approach was from the back as we went on to see this after chhatimtala. Huge building, for the humanities study. Like all other buildings, you could take a stroll around but not enter, unless you’re a student. Nevertheless it still felt good to circle around this place.
    Written 13 January 2020
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  • gargichat
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India155 contributions
    Shantiniketan has so few interesting places other than the Uttarayan complex and Visva Bharati that this place automatically features in a Things To Do list. It is a pleasant experience like a park. But there is actually very little to see by way of wildlife.
    One part is the deer park. It is in reasonable level of maintenance and you get to spot some deer. There are a couple of watch towers overlooking a huge lake. This water body looks attractive, but it is mostly under a green sludge. The watch towers are fun to climb for the teenagers.
    Generally, the tracks inside the park are thickly wired off to prevent crowds from entering and harming the wildlife.
    The sanctuary can be accessed from another side of the waterbody. This portion has a small museum and a few scattered buildings accommodating tourists. Once again, the wildlife is disappointing as I spotted just one bird. The lake is more sludgy from this side.
    Overall, an ordinary experience. But can be explored if time hangs heavy in your hands. As we did.
    Written 30 January 2019
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  • Arpan P
    Uttarpara Kotrung, India2,158 contributions
    Katum Kutum, a term for those piece of branch of a tree or a stone who were deformed into form a kind. Like piece of wood or a branch of a tree faces the erosion of nature and sculped it inti a form of an animal. A piece of stone looks like a tortoise. The great sculpture is no one rather mother nature. This is a musume of such collections.Ticket price Rs 30 and camera charges Rs 20.Shyamal Bhattcharya the Man who will guide the visitors. This man translate Rabindrasangeet to Santali language. To provide our culture to those rural fellows.
    Written 19 February 2021
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  • stantp1916
    Farakka, India1,247 contributions
    Maharshi’s academic interests were not just limited to art and music and literature. The siksha bhavan is testimony to his vision for development in the field of sciences as well. Although this was formed much later and initially the arts classes were held in this building. Very admirable especially since I have been a science student myself.
    Written 14 January 2020
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  • Jharna S
    Mumbai, India425 contributions
    Tagore's connection with China started from 1924 when he visited that country and invited Tan Yun Shan to visit Viswa Bharati for the spread of Chinese language and culture. Since then regular student exchange programmes continued between the two countries.
    Written 27 February 2019
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  • Shantanu B
    Mumbai, India52 contributions
    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
    Written 28 December 2016
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