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Chota Kothi, Uttarpally, Bolpur, Santiniketan 723135 India
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NAYANA'S HOMESTAY A home away from home. Walk, cycle, photograph crumbling terracotta temples, wander through tribal villages, enjoy Tagore's University or just slumber in a quiet corner of 'CHOTA KOTHI'. A cosy environment for like-minded guests where the hosts are always present and involved with the day to day cooking, cleaning and other activities of their house. An unpretentious, friendly atmosphere with energetic evening 'addas'. A 'Homestay' in the true sense of the word. *2 Rooms - sleeping 5 adults. Tariff (Rs. 5000/5500) Includes Breakfast & Dinner, Tea/coffee & mineral water. *Both Rooms air-conditioned.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Rooftop terrace
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Paid wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
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English, Hindi
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James R wrote a review Sep 2022
San Jose, California7 contributions4 helpful votes
The house and the grounds are as beautiful and comfortable a you see in the photos. But the selling point here is Nayana herself. This smart and energetic woman takes hospitality to the next level. She knows the local history and the culture as well as anyone. Nayana has great connections; indeed on a day trip it seemed as if she knows everyone. I found my three-night stay a worthwhile respite from the frantic energy of Kolkata, and could have easily enjoyed another night or two.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Nayana Gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 18 Sep 2022
It was a pleasure to host you James. Pity it wasn't possible for you to stay longer and explore more of Birbhum/ Bankura. Maybe another time. Do return. And happy travels.
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RR1 wrote a review Aug 2022
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We had a great stay at Nayana's homestay. She was always there to help out with logistics and general life advice. The breakfast was always delicious, often with fruits from her garden. The rooms were very peaceful, and tastefully done. All small details were looked into. Overall a very relaxed stay. Recommend it strongly.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Nayana Gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 26 Aug 2022
It was a real pleasure hosting you crazy lot. I miss my chats with Sarnath's parents and the rest of you when you we met briefly at different times of the day. Wish we had more time. Do come back soon.
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Sounak Das wrote a review Aug 2022
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I and my family loved Nayana's place which is not only a quaint place to relax and rejuvenate yourself over the weekend but what I really liked was our eclectic discussion over tea/ drinks and snacks. The delectable local delicacies offered at Nayana's place by Borgi da is inevitable. Her artsy decor and huge lush green garden amidst the comforting weather of Shantiniketan made our entire experience very pleasant!! A must visit place (for accommodation) if you are planning to travel Shantiniketan!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Nayana Gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 28 Aug 2022
Thank you for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to meet your parents and you. Miss our evening adda. Hope you return soon.
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Connector28610816615 wrote a review Aug 2022
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My sister and I loved this beautifully decorated homestay with clean and comfortable rooms and the perfect balcony to read peacfully, surrounded by greenery! Everything was thought of and we particularly loved the reading lamps by the bed - the perfect touch :)
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Nayana Gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 28 Aug 2022
Such a pleasure to meet and host the " celestial beings". Return for a longer visit. Soon.
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Somnath B wrote a review Aug 2022
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Rooms were clean, facilities were good - but the most important aspect of visiting a place that was new to us, is what made it worthwhile. You will get a "complete experience" if you stay with them - guidance on everything ask for, in our case we were interested in covering all aspects related to art and artists and we got inputs well beyond what any normal place would give you.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 6 Aug 2022
It was wonderful hosting all of you. Look forward to your next visit and Ritwick's art. All the best to him and you two.
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l'huitre wrote a review Jul 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India62 contributions67 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 2022
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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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Jake wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Nayana's Homestay was clean and beautiful. Surrounded by lush greenery all around, we had peaceful breakfasts in the morning and evening tea. With many outdoor spaces, it is easy to enjoy the surrounding nature. Nayana also provides tours that help one get a sense of the local feel of a place, from trips to the local vegetable markets, to hidden gem ruins, to Tiger's delicious Biryani, we felt the full experience of Santiniketan. Thanks for a great stay, Nayana!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 11 Jul 2022
It was really wonderful to host Julie and you. Hopefully, you will return soon and spend more time in Bengal.
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Rajeev Anand wrote a review Apr 2022
New Delhi, India6 contributions
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There is a lonely queen waiting for you. Her regal head turned upwards, the salt and pepper crown a bit entangled. The Bhadra Lok accent and the diction could be British, it’s so impeccable. Words like insouciance, insular and emissary poke you in the ribs, making you frantically try to recall at least something from the one Vikram Seth novel you have read. The refreshing taste of the Kevda infused cold water (all the way from Murshidabad) that welcomes you, stays with you till the end of the visit, just like the cheerful scamp of the house – Ronnie, the indie. The house is a living museum– a lifetime’s collection of art work, books and well, memories of the past, the ghosts of which seem to permeate the fabric of the place. You are welcomed with an open heart, and an invitation
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 23 Apr 2022
It was such a pleasure to host Seema and you. So much ground still to cover. Stories to be told and heard. Please do return. Soon. Many ,many thanks for your kind words and amazing photography.
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Suchismita wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
It is rustic serene folk tale.. resplendent in it’s heritage ..there it was ..CHHOTA KOTHI and the lady of the house Nayana Tagore Gangooly. She had nailed it the first minute waiting at her front porch at 10.30 in d night when we reached ..hands on her hips and a warm concern in her voice “Go …rush to the washroom guys, that’s what u need first😁” Rest was history great food, cool cozy rooms, clean linen and clean bathrooms. Maku is a great cook and Nayana with her Tagore lineage is a splendid hostess
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 11 Apr 2022
Thanks for your very kind review. Your visit was pending awhile as we had been communicating for ages. Glad you finally made it. Look forward to your next, longer stay.
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Anjana Dutt wrote a review Apr 2022
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1 contribution
Nayana’s Homestay provides an unique experience which none of the other places I’ve been to can boast of. Thanks to her eclectic taste, family background, her personal heritage and her love for the quirky, her home is full of surprises. Crystal decanters share shelf space with hand crafted ceramics, bronze sculptures rub shoulders with terracotta oil paintings and hand embroidered linen. A sense of calm envelops you as you lean back and look up through the branches of willows and evergreens stretching skywards in the garden, cool grass underfoot and a frosted glass of homemade fresh lime in hand. The house itself with its comfortable chairs and plush beds makes you want to hang around, read a book, chat with the hostess or pick her brains about the history and culture of the
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from nayana gangooly, Owner at Nayana's Homestay
Responded 5 Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words Anjana. It was a pleasure to host you. Wish you would have stayed longer. Please do visit again soon.
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IndiaWest BengalBirbhum DistrictSantiniketan
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