Me n my husband stayed for an unplanned night over there in mid June ,2020. Firstly it was so kind of the owner to arrange the room with such a short notice, specially at a late hour. When we reached over there, after our long tiring day, it was so welcoming and cozy..felt like being in a well known place. The house is pretty ,decor is minimal but elegant and having the old world charm. The garden is so unwinding n relaxing, so is the terrace. We felt like being recharged 😊. Look forward to spend a lazy holiday in the house soon.
I've just returned to a frenetic Bombay after a three night stay at Nayana's. What an absolute treat! Within hours of arriving a sense of calm descended and the opportunity to 'just be' was just what I needed. Is it really possible to feel 'at home' so quickly? We were lucky enough to be visiting during the Dol Utsav and had the opportunity to venture out to join in the festivities. Shantiniketan is a very special place and Nayana not only shared her home but was incredibly generous with her time too. It was hard to leave and I know that I'll return! Thank you so much Nayana, I had a wonderful time.
This was my second visit to Nayana's Homestay, and it will definitely not be my last. This house has real soul. Every corner is filled with high art, folk art, books and textiles - which capture the soul of rural Bengal, and the high ideals of Rabindranath Tagore's Shantiniketan. Nayana herself is a descendant of the illustrious Tagore family: her knowledge and deep insights of the Bengal Renaissance make the homestay more than just a comfortable place to lay a weary head. That said, comfort is provided at the homestay. It provides the creature comforts of good, authentic food (by a nearby catering service, at reasonable prices), nice coffee and tea, short-bread cookies to go along, and other niceties (e.g. bikes to explore the town, a quick phone call to get the loyal Nobi's…
Nayana Homestay is a beautiful home away from home.Very comfortable and peaceful. Many interesting books to browse and beautiful artifacts adorn the home each with a story to tell.Friendly warm hostess ably assisted by a local help. Strongly recommended to one and all. Thku Nayana for the lovely memories.
Nayana's Homestay is a delightful, comfortable home that is a treasure trove of Indian handicrafts abd arts. A lovely garden, helpful, knowledgeable hostess and capable housekeeper make this a must stay!