Kolkata to Santiniketan Distance

Kolkata To Santiniketan

(Santiniketan To Kolkata)

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Total distance 164 km
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Kolkata to Santiniketan

The distance from Kolkata to Santiniketan  is around 165 km. There are two ways one can reach Santiniketan from Kolkata.

By Bus: The Kolkata to Santiniketan distance is approximately 163 kilometres. There are no direct Kolkata to Santiniketan buses.

 By Train: There are many daily trains from Kolkata Howrah Junction and Sealdah to Prantik or Bolbur which is 2 km away from Santiniketan. The duration of the journey is approximately 3 hours. Kolkata to Santiniketan  trains are from six in the morning till eleven in the night. If you’re wondering how to reach Santiniketan  from Kolkata then this is a great answer.

By Flight: Kolkata to Santiniketan flights are not available. In place of a Kolkata to Santiniketan  flight, one can use a cab or a train service to cover the distance from Kolkata to Santiniketan .

 By Car/Cab:  Kolkata to Santiniketan  by car is one of the most enjoyable journeys to take with your family or with a friend as it is a short trip. Traveling to Santiniketan  from Kolkata, across a distance of approximately 163 km should take about three hours.  The major stops along the way include – Singur, Bardhaman, Godda and Bolpur.

 Santiniketan  – The Home of Tagore

Santiniketan  is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. A cultural town located in West Bengal, Santiniketan  is a popular destination for literature and art connoisseurs. It is home to the Vishwa Bharati University and it was where Rabindranath Tagore composed most of his masterpieces.

Things to do

During the month of December every year, the Poush Mela is held with great fervour.  It attracts a lot of tourists and local handicrafts such as Santiniketan leather work, dokra art, exquisite jewellery, etc. can be brought at the mela. A great time to visit Santiniketan is during spring. The town is bustling with rigour and liveliness as the Spring Festival or Basantotsava is held. Rabindra Jayanti is also celebrated with great pomp and show.  

Sightseeing in Santiniketan  also includes a visit to the Sangeet Bhawan which serves as a centre for promoting folk music, dance and drama. Both these bhwanas offer courses and training in their respective subjects. Built by Rabindranath’s father, Tagore Ashram is a guest house and attracts many tourists.

Accommodation

 Hotels in Santiniketan  range from guesthouses, lodges, resorts and hotels to match every budget. There are tourist lodges and guest houses run by the West Bengal Tourist Development Corporation and Vishwa Bharati.


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M das

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M das
7/7
Posted 3 months ago Jul 12, 2016
Mode of Transport:Train
Very good, comfortable and enjoyable. Hawkers selling food, train was on time... There were musicians on the train entertaining us. Toilets were clean.

Burdwan offers interesting food like Puri sabzi, toast, eggs and the speciality of burdwan mihidana and sitabhog and soan papdi.

Local items of shantiniketan crafts like bags and gamchas were being sold in the train.
Train name (Train no): Rph Bwn Express (13014)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
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Boarding Station: Kolkata Sealdah
 6.50/7
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Last Station: Bolpur Shantiniketan
 7.00/7
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Samit Nandi

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Samit Nandi
6/7
Posted Dec 27, 2015 Dec 27, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
It is about 145 km from kolkata and famous for Visva bharati university. We started our journey from Howrah station to Bolpur santiniketan station, a short journey.

After reaching bolpur we rented a car and stayed in a hotel Royal Bengal, the hotel was far away from station but best hotel of santiniketan. During our stay, we visited various places by a car. We enjoyed our journey very much.
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Train name (Train no): Ganadevta Exp (13017)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 6.00/7
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Last Station: Bolpur Shantiniketan
 5.00/7
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Hotel Royal Bengal is one of the best quality hotel in Santiniketan. The hotel is situated at Bhubandanga, Dak Bunglow West, Bolpur, Birbhum. Its near the market but bit far from railway station. The rooms are clean and well decorated, from the window where we saw the town easily. The hotel...more »
Trip Includes:  | Santiniketan | Visva Bharati University
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Kaushik Biswas

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Kaushik Biswas
5.5/7
Posted Dec 18, 2015 Dec 18, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
It takes you to BHP within 2 hours 10 minutes. Mostly on time, rarely late running. The second sitting and AC Chair Car coaches all have fairly clean toilets, never seen shortage of water supply.

I prefer and I'd recommend this train for its convenient time table.

Are you a music lover? You can get to hear live Bengal's baul songs and songs of Rabindranath Tagore on board.
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Train name (Train no): Santinikatanexp (12337)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 5.00/7
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  • Accomodation
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  • Medical facility
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Last Station: Bolpur Shantiniketan
 4.00/7
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Either book your rooms online or visit the West Bengal Government tourism center in BBD Bagh, Kolkata. All AC rooms are situated in the cottages, while the non-AC large and small double bed rooms are in the main building. All rooms look & feel alike, ie, same design and wall colours, TV and...more »
Trip Includes:  | Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary
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Tania Mukherjee

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Tania Mukherjee
5/7
Posted Dec 14, 2015 Dec 14, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
The train departs and arrives on time. The timing of this train is very correct if you want to use the entire day for exploring the place.
I traveled in tier-II and the seats were in good condition.The route provides great views but in the winter time mostly nothing is visible as it will be fog covered in the early morning.Food and water is not provided atleast in tier-II.
The most irritating thing about this train is people with general tickets board the train's reserved compartments and they either stand and crowd the place or sit and encroach reserved seats.
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Train name (Train no): Ganadevta Exp (13017)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 5.00/7
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Last Station: Prantik
 7.00/7
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This resort is heaven for peace-seekers. Tucked inside one of the safest forest and just a few minutes from the town of Shantiniketan. The place is called Sonajhuri named after the sonajhuri trees that are abundant there.

This resort provides a totally different stay experience. The...more »
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Ami Kothari
6/7
Posted Dec 10, 2015 Dec 10, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Lovely fresh vacation with lots of natural beauty, lal mati- red soil, forests and deers, amazing locals and awesum peaceful place. The train was on time but very crowded as local passengers also aboard. The journey was 3 hours long. We then went by auto to hotel, which took 45 mins. Had lunch, took bath and off we went to check out local sight seeing. Next day we went to viswa bharti, amar kutir, lal mati and jungles, third day was Massanjor dam. I loved it.
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Train name (Train no): SANTINIKATANEXP (2337)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 6.50/7
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Last Station: Bolpur Shantiniketan
 6.50/7
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Trip Includes:  | Santiniketan | Visva Bharati University
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Kolkata to Santiniketan By Train (143 Km)

Kolkata ––› Howrah
By Taxi 6 Km
Howrah ––› Bardhaman
By Train 86 Km
Bardhaman ––› Santiniketan
By Taxi 53 Km
Kolkata to Howrah by cab (6 Km)
Vehicle Rs/Km Estimate (Rs)
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 15 90
Ford Endeavor 35 210
Ford Fiesta A/C 18 108
Ford Ikon A/C 18 108
Honda Accord 60 360
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Howrah to Bardhaman by Train (86 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Kol... San... M T W T F S S
11448 Shaktipunj Exp Kolkata Howrah Junction 14:35 15:53 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13005 Amritsar Mail Kolkata Howrah Junction 19:10 20:16 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13007 U Abhatoofan Ex Kolkata Howrah Junction 09:35 11:35 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13009 Doon Express Kolkata Howrah Junction 20:30 22:35 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
13011 Hwh Mldt Int Ex Kolkata Howrah Junction 15:25 17:20 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Kolkata to Santiniketan By Car/Taxi (143 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 1430
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1716
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 1716
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 1859
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 14 2002
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:143 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:143 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:143 km
    • Nearest Airport:Bagdogra
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Howrah-rajgir Passenger (53043), Howrah-muzaffarpur Jansadharan Express (15271)
    • Last station:Bardhaman
    • Total distance:143 km
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 28 Guest Houses |
    • Hotel reviews: 1063
    • Awards: 13 of 60 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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