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  • Jayant
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    The first thing to note is that the university is not open to tourists. Only students are allowed inside. So the guides show various buildings and monuments from the road. But definitely visit Rabindra bhavan Museum to get an idea about Rabindranath Tagor's life and work.
    It is very motivating to know Tagor's achievements inspite of the difficult times in his life.
    We travelled to Santiniketan from Kolkata by train & hired a local guide in Santiniketan. That saves money and time.
    Written 12 November 2023
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  • Rupa
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India119 contributions
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    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
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    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
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    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, TX555 contributions
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    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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  • stantp1916
    Farakka, India1,247 contributions
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    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
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    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
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    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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  • Arpan P
    Uttarpara Kotrung, India2,158 contributions
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    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
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    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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  • Ratika Kapoor
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India55 contributions
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    One of the key attractions in Bolpur. It's a small enclosed area with deer. The gardens are beautiful and well kept. There is little to do other than walk around the enclosure and wait for deer. There is a watch tower which you can climb for a view. We visited around 1pm when the staff fed the deer so we were able to see a whole herd. A good one time visit especially with kids.
    Written 11 July 2023
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  • Jharna S
    Mumbai, India425 contributions
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    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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