We go to Shantiniketan almost every year during basanta utsav. Usually we stay at Mark Meadows. But this year we did a lot of research online and decided to stay at Mitali. Our decision paid off really well. The property is well located and is well accessible. This is actually a farm house (Bagan Bari) which is extremely well maintained with mango, litchi trees all around.
The rooms are spacious and the bathrooms clean and hygienic. Book lovers will love staying here cuz there are lots and lots and lots of books in every room to keep people engaged.
Staff here are friendly and helpful. Housekeeping job is done everyday and I really liked it because being in a homestay one can expect not to get some facilities provided in a hotel.
The host is a really good person and caring human being. This is a food lover's paradise. Whatever you want to eat you can request and it will be served to you in lunch or dinner or both.
We got the experience of a candlelight dinner on the roof under the moon and the stars on purnima and it felt heavenly.
Overall it was a really good experience. We would love to go back to Mitali again and spend some time.
Tips: Don't go during Basanta Utsav and Poush Mela as Shantiniketan remains extremely overcrowded and would be a horrible experience. Monsoon and Winter are the best time to visit.
Book a room well in advance as this property has limited accomodation and demand is extremely high.
looking forward to visiting again and have the special Kool Tentul Achaar.!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is an exclusive property (villa) in the Shantiniketan area and guests receive highly personalised attention and service in spacious, natural surroundings. Dining is a speciality, and all meals with accommodation are also available. The emphasis is on maintaining a peaceful and unpolluted base for relaxation. As a Homestay with the owners in residence, care is exercised with the process of guest admission. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mitali Homestays Santiniketan, West Bengal