It was the Mud hut/cottage. It is stocked with plenty of books from the world wide. No TV there. Nothing could have been better - the ambiance, the food, the greenery and above all the people who serve you with personal attention of Sukanya & Krishno. To add on, do not forget to visit the Boutique of Sukanya(Design Asia) - exquisite Sarees : Stoles & Kurtas specifically designed by her(all singe pieces mind you - no repetitions). They come at reasonable prices. As a matter of fact Sukanya, may be, believes in no repetitions and makes it a point for the food served also. We were there for two days. Every time we had food it was different. Look forward to a longer stay there, of course, depending on the availability. It was a great stay.
The only thing which marred our feelings for the locals was the khejur gur we purchased from Goalpara. A lady seemingly prepared it for us(I had advanced her the previous day). On reaching Kolkata we found it was all sugar sauce which we could not figure out while it was hot and the moment it cooled down it turned into white sugar blocks. Unfortunately our trust for the locals was betrayed but this is life. Maybe we trusted the wrong person!! No complaints!@!@
- 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