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... collected over the years. Relax in the charming living room, the patio or the terrace and enjoy nature at its best. The...
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Nayana’s house is a quaintly decorated three bedroom bungalow a couple of kilometers from the center of Shantiniketan. Photos of...
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... that Nayana has collected from her varied travels. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious and functional. Meals can be...
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... in his place and I like your guesthouse! Is november a good time to come to Bengal? Do you have a single room and what is the price for 2 or 3 weeks? Namaste! Nicole
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Answer from nayanagangooly
Apr 2022 |
Hello Nicole Look forward to discussing this with you soon. Regards Nayana
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rajabasu59 wrote a review Nov 2016
Kolkata (Calcutta), India7 contributions
Nayana's Homestay is a harmonious combination of everything you need for the perfect getaway. All the rooms are large and tastefully decorated with local and international handicrafts that Nayana has personally collected over the years. Relax in the charming living room, the patio or the terrace and enjoy nature at its best. The food was delicious and different every day. If you're going to Santiniketan, this should be your first choice!
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Nayana G, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 11 Dec 2016
Thanks very much. Loved having you stay. Please visit again soon.
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Jay T wrote a review Dec 2017
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Nayana’s house is a quaintly decorated three bedroom bungalow a couple of kilometers from the center of Shantiniketan. Photos of dead relatives hang on the walls, including R. Tagore, and local handicrafts occupy most of the shelf space. In the mornings, Nayana opens the house doors letting in the breeze and birdsong. Nayana is a natural host and will help coordinate your movements while you’re in town. She even helped coordinate the car rental for friends who were visiting Shantiniketan for the day. Nayana ordered delicious food for dinner from a neighbor to keep us full. The toilet broke during our stay, but she fixed it with the plumbers help. She’s a whip smart conversationist with outsized opinions. You will have plenty to do and much to discuss over dinner if you stay with Nayana.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from nayana161, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 6 Dec 2017
Do come and visit again. Loved having you.
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nonewsnoshoes wrote a review Mar 2018
Newcastle30 contributions13 helpful votes
Firstly, please understand that this is a Homestay, not a hotel and this requires appropriate respect. There are only two rooms for guests, both are comfortable, extremely clean and nicely adorned with various items that Nayana has collected from her varied travels. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious and functional. Meals can be organised with sufficient notice and the food was very enjoyable. Nayana is a wonderful host and the benefit of staying here is tapping into Nayana's knowledge and enthusiasm for Santiniketan. Eating amazing freshly cooked food at a roadside stall, taking a walk through the fascinating local village and visiting a local potter and textile store are things I would have missed had it not been for Nayana. And they turned out to be the highlights - for me at least - although there are plenty of tourist attractions in the University campus. For a homely, authentic and immersive experience in Santiniketan, Nayana and her homestay are the places to head for.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from nayana161, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 26 Mar 2018
Thank you very much for your and visit. Way too short. Look forward to a longer stay. See you soon.
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l'huitre wrote a review Jul 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India66 contributions68 helpful votes
Walk up to the house and you will already get the impression of a house designed with a lot of thought in mind. The shape allows for more of a cooling breeze on hot monsoon days. Set in a lush garden on the green edge of Santiniketan, Nayana and her friendly dog will welcome you to your retreat.
Carefully decorated with paintings and period pictures you will find three bedrooms, two on the ground floor, one on the first floor. Porch in front and back are inviting places for your coffee, tea or byo sun-downer. Next morning an eggcellent breakfast awaits you.
Nayana knows everyone and everything in town and beyond, so you are all set for a wonderful stay !
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 31 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your visit and very kind words. Please do return soon and spend more time with us.
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Chiteisri wrote a review Feb 2021
Bengaluru, India19 contributions34 helpful votes
Before I begin - let me share something here! When the pandemic struck and I was locked down for three months alone - I got to think a lot and started to imagine some new places.

I imagined a kind of home where its walls were not too high but still made me feel safe, where I could breathe in fresh air, feel the grass beneath my bare feet, see and 'smell' the greenery around... all I really wanted was open spaces that could still be closed. Paradoxical much?! Well, that was how my mind worked and wandered as the world around me steadily locked down. Small and random thoughts like that of balconies, flowering shrubs, soft cushions, big cups of tea, the call of babblers in a tree early morning – they would bring me joy.

Little did I know that during my two-night visit to Shanti Niketan, I would discover that those stray images that I would relentlessly daydream of in those many months is a REAL place –only it is even better!

Chota Kothi is truly a home away from home – and staying here is an experience that has been curated by Nayana to give you the experience of an ERA gone by, but sprinkled with plenty of creature comforts and warmth that only she brings to the table.

The rooms are spacious and filled with curios and books that immediately inform you that the owner of this home is someone who is a well-travelled, art-loving, bibliophile. There is so much art and history within the confines of her home that you could spend a few hours of a misty morning just looking up at her pictures and decor and exploring her garden. You will find a lovable companion in Ronnie who is essentially, a prescribed happy little pill. Seriously, every office or home needs a Ronnie to bat away those Monday morning blues – he just bolts in and the energy of a room gets turned up!

All the basics are there, and if there is anything else that you need – you can request the caretaker, Marku who keeps the place clean and sparkling and cooks up delicious meals. Marku’s Spanish omelette is now the stuff of legend– it is the way those mushrooms, cheese and tomatoes blend in oh-so-perfectly together that gives you a kickstart to the day!

The crown jewel in Nayana’s Homestay is Nayana herself. She is brimming with knowledge and stories and a fierceness that comes with being an independent and resilient woman, and knows her town like the back of her hand. If you have the random-est of questions about Tagore, Birbhum district, Bangla cuisine, the Vishwa Bharti university or tribal/Bangla/Contemporary art – Nayana has the answers, or could guide you to place or moment where you will get the answers! Getting to know her better whilst this trip was the cherry-on-top of an already delightful cake, and I cannot wait to sample more, someday… and hopefully soon!

Things to note:

• Some mobile networks are patchy and there is no Hi-speed Internet or Cable TV connection. If you are someone for whom that is important, or you are considering using the place to ‘work from home’ – you will need to bring your own broadband dongle as a backup. Chota Kothi is not a place for “work” (in my opinion!) – use the time and space to switch off devices and recharge your own batteries instead!

•Mosquitoes are abundant (and usually bearable!) – but a good repellent is required and make sure to close your bedroom windows during the early hours of the evening, so that your night remains peaceful and uninterrupted by this menace.

• Prantik railway station is super-close, so factor it in for all railway bookings!

• Always wear your most comfortable, easy to slip-on and slip-off walking shoes – the town and neighborhood – actually, even the larger district of Birbhum is designed to be explored on foot or the occasional Toto (electric rickshaws).
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 12 Feb 2021
Dear Chitrisri, it was such a pleasure to host you. I love it when people who are really open to the environment and new experiences visit. Nayana"s Homestay is simple. Not glamorous. All creature comforts of a " posh hotel or residence " may not be available but we spread the little warmth we can and nothing is better than a good chinwag ( adda) after a long day. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed our little neck of the woods. Mosquitoes come and go..and as you said...a good repellant work. ( they don't kill, they annoy..bad enough), and maybe ill try to get a broad band connection that works...let's see. Thanks very very much for your kind and supportive words. Can't wait for your next visit to Nayana"s Homestay ,( Chota Kothi).
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Answer from nayanagangooly
Oct 2017 |
Unavailable at that time. Apologies.
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Answer from Nayana G
Jul 2014 |
Hello Greg, We tried reaching you on the phone number you have given., However, it was switched off. Please do call us on +91 8335054096 for further details. Thank you, N Gangooly Nayana's Homestay
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