Santal Meadows Homestay – Shantiniketan

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Shantiniketan

Shantiniketan, an abode of peace and tranquility, is a neighborhood of Bolpur town in Birbhum district, West Bengal. It is approximately 165 km from Kolkata. It was founded by Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, the great writer, poet and educationist of his time and India’s first Nobel Laureate. Rabindranath opened a school in Shantiniketan in 1901 which later became the nucleus of Bengali art and culture and the most renowned universities in the world. Today, Shantiniketan is a great center for higher studies in arts and is known for the famous Vishva Bharati University. The red soil, green forest, pollution free air and the banks of Rivers Kopai and Ajay, makes it an ideal place for a peaceful stay away from all the city chaos.
The nearest airport is Kolkata 162 km away and Bolpur is the nearest railway station just 5 km from Shantiniketan. Bolpur is connected to Kolkata by rail from both Howrah and Sealdah. 

The Homestay

Away from the hustle bustle of the town, this independent house is situated adjacent to a Santhal village amidst the green meadows.  It is just 15 minutes walking distance from Vishva Bharati University and 10 minutes walking distance from Sonajuri Hatt. Other important destinations like Kankalitala, Kopai etc are also very near. It is one of the best places to stay in Shantiniketan to enjoy calm surroundings, greenery and beauty of nature with a homely comfort. You can also get the essence of village life surrounding the homestay.
There are 6 aesthetically decorated well furnished spacious rooms, all with an attached bathroom. There is an extra bathroom on the Ground floor for common use. 

Location: 1 km from Prantik Railway Station
Number of Rooms – 6; Total Capacity – 15

Know Your Host

Tapobrata Chakraborty and Manika Chakraborty will host you in their beautiful abode. Tapobrata is a retired executive of a Nationalized Bank. He was born and brought up at Santiniketan and is an alumni of Visva Bharati university. He takes personal interest in ensuring the hygiene of the place and comfort of the guest. The unparalleled hospitality and caring gestures of the host family is sure to make you extend your stay or go with a promise to come back soon. 

Food

Enjoy freshly prepared home cooked meals. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian options are there. You can relish finger licking delicious Bengali meals that include rice, dal, vegetable fry, chicken/ mutton/ fish, sweets, papad etc. on advance order.

Facilities

Parking • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Toiletries • Television • Air Conditioner  

Activities

Shopping • Reading • Star Gazing • Village Walk • Forest Walk

Tariff

Single Occupancy Room: 1800/-
Double Occupancy Room:2000/-
Extra Person: 500/-
Complimentary: Room Only

Child Policy
Upto 7 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Local Attractions

Taal Pukur • Deer Park • Sonajhuri Haat (1km) • ChatimTala (2km ) • Uttarayan Complex( 2km) • Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary (2.3km) • Rabindra museum (2km) • Sonajhuri (2km) • Shantiniketan Poush mela(2.5km) • Tagore Ashram (3km) • Vishva Bharati University (3km) • Ashrama Vishva Bharti (3.5km) • Amar Kuthir (4.5 km)• Sriniketan (5.5 km) • Kankalitala (6km)

Excursions

Ahmadpur (17km) • Nanda Kesari (31 km) • Joydev Kenduli (32km)  • Suri (38km) • Bakreshwar (58km) • Durgapur (53km) • Burdwan (62km) • Tarapith (68km) • Krishnanagar (111km) • Kolkata (165)  

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