Santiniketan is situated at a distance of 179 km from Kolkata. Known for the Visva Bharati University and made famous by Rabindranath Tagore, Santiniketan is well connected to Kolkata by road and rail.
However, the best way to reach Santiniketan from Kolkata is by road, a journey of about 3? hours by car. The places covered between Kolkata and Santiniketan are Kolkata - 38 km -> Singur - 73 km -> Bardhaman - 6 km -> Godda - 60 km -> Bolpur - 2 km -> Santiniketan.
On the way, there are several ATMs, rest stops and eating joints. Well maintained restrooms are available in most places. Several fuelling stations of Hindustan Petroleum are also available at regular intervals on the way.
Transport options from Kolkata to Santiniketan
Kolkata to Santiniketan By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Santiniketan, which takes about 3? hours. This mode is suitable for group travel or for families with senior citizens and kids. Estimated cost of cab per kilometre ranges between INR 9 and 16 depending upon the car hired.
The view was very good and vintage. When we where going we saw many villages that use the ancient way off living which we can never find in towns. The used patsalas and etc and I must say you should go by car and experience different nature of people (they are friendly and treat the guest very well).
This train leaves Howrah early in the morning at round 6.30 and it is a good AC chair car with food facilities. Train generally reaches there on time. I had been on this train many a times and I am quite happy about the journey.
Food and snacks served onboard. Best train for the route. Cleaner toilets and pantry boys were nice. Reaches Bolpur at around 5 pm. Can get auto's or rental cars to the destination. Great view of rural bengal on both sides all the way. It was a too good experience.
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