Kolkata to Santiniketan Distance

Kolkata To Santiniketan

(Santiniketan To Kolkata)

Best way to travel from Kolkata to Santiniketan

Total distance 164 km
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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.

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Tania Mukherjee

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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 24 photos
  • 26 Reviews
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Tania Mukherjee
5/7
Posted 2 months ago 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.
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
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Prantik
 7.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
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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

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Ami Kothari
6/7
Posted 2 months ago 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
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Bolpur Shantiniketan
 6.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Trip Includes:  | Santiniketan | Visva Bharati University
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Dr d s sinha

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  • Dr d s sinha
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Dr d s sinha
5/7
Posted Oct 18, 2015 Oct 18, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
A comfortable train that takes you to Santiniketan and prepares your mind to enjoy Santiniketan. You find some little boys and girls with make ups of some Gods and Goddesses. Then comes the real attraction - the Bauls with there ektara, the single string musical instrument and use to sing the baul gaans, the beautiful folk song based in the district of Birbhum. They sing, they dance and your are thrilled. A journey less than four hours with many types of delicious foods catered by the railways as well as the local food sellers in trains.
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Train name (Train no): SANTINIKETANEXP (2338)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Bolpur Shantiniketan
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
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The landscaping of the resort is attractive. The cottages from outside looks very interesting. Beautiful trees and plants beautifies the whole resort. Inside of the rooms are not bad but the amenities are not well maintained. ACs are not functional always. Alternative service is pedestal fan,...more »
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Debayan Bhowmik

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Debayan Bhowmik
6/7
Posted Aug 11, 2015 Aug 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Taking the SH 15 after crossing the hustle and bustle of Kolkata is the best bet to reach Santiniketan from Kolkata. If you are travelling by your own car, you can reach Santiniketan in bare 4 hours 30 mins to 5 hours. The road though a bit narrow but is in an excellent condition.

There is nothing much on the way though the scenic beauty on both sides of the road would at times mesmerise you. Try to start early in the morning so as to get comparatively empty roads and reach Bolpur safe and early.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:SH 15
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Sarbajit Ghosh

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Sarbajit Ghosh
5/7
Posted Jun 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Santinikletan Express, being a super-fast train has limited stoppages. It started from Howrah dot on time and reached Bolpur a little in advance. The A/c coach was quite clean and comfortable. One thing which I will remember for long is that a singer, who boarded the train after Burdwan, sang some Rabindrasangeets beautifully.
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Train name (Train no): SANTINIKATANEXP (2337)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Kolkata Howrah Junction
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Bolpur Shantiniketan
 5.00/7
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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: 26 Guest Houses |
    • Hotel reviews: 994
    • Awards: 15 of 55 hotels won Best of 2012 award

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