Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan
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Visva Bharati University

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Visva Bharati University
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  • Very Good 2
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed

5 traveller reviews for Visva Bharati University

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Debasis Sil

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  • 4 Reviews
  •  31 helpful votes
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"Don't give this place amiss"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Apr 23, 2014
In Shantiniketan and if you do not visit this place you are missing the whole charm of the place. You are completely missing the values, the rich history, the ethos that Shantiniketan stands for. You are at the abode of the great poet and giving his creation a miss is not doing justice to yourself. Please hire a guide available there (they are recruited by the authority and carry an id card), the rate is fixed so you can ask them for a receipt and to show you the charges.

The guides have immense knowledge about the place and surroundings and there are different trips available, so you can choose whatever suits you.

If you are old or have a problem walking, i would suggest you do not take this trip as this calls for a lot of walking. You can otherwise relax inside the complex (you will miss a great details though). The guides will tell you where Rabindra Nath Tagore (the great poet) wrote his genius creations.

Please carry umbrellas, water, camera for your and be ready for walking!


Debasis SilShantiniketan is a great place to relax and to be with yourself. Its the place to unwind yourself from the pace of city life.

My travel to Shantiniketan always give me that inner peace.

Rater Tara Diner Rabi gives the perfect ambience for that. Very homely and the best part is the beautiful garden in front of the guest house. Even better when its in full bloom.

Staffs are very friendly and so is the proprietor. They have free wifi, comfy rooms (stay at first floor), food is homely (but try eating outside also - shantiniketan have some great eateries, Shakuntala, Banalakshmi and theres another restaurant just beside the movie hall in shantiniketan), car parking is also no problem.

We stay there during most of our visits in Shantiniketan. The place is a bit pricy but we love the place.

Ask the hotel for arranging a Boul song evening. Every time we go there we try to arrange one and its so refreshing! You need to pay the Boul team separately as guest house does not pay that. But its not so expensive ( you need to negotiate). Also you can try Adivasi dance and songs (local tribal dance and songs) - I have never tried though. They (the tribals) try to charge more (you need to bargain heavily).

Also try for the Saturday Haat (market). It will be a great experience near the Khowai. You can also visit the Kopai river and if you are lucky you can get a Boul singer there. Sit there, have tea and listen to bowl song (you need to pay the bowl) . The experience will be worth it.

Please take a trip to the University with the guides available. The guides come with a price but the experience will be worth it. You will get to know the richness and history of Shantiniketan and Rabindra Nath Tegore.

Cheers and find peace in Shantiniketan.

Debasis Sil
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Sumanta Sengupta

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  • 6 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  3961 readers

"Nicely Maintained University Campus"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Apr 2, 2014
It was nice visiting the Visva Bharati University Campus once again. We were thinking if we could have a chance to be re admitted in University again and start all over again. The place always strikes a chord.
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Madhumita Chatterjee

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  • Madhumita Chatterjee
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  • 7 Reviews
  •  29 helpful votes
  •  12183 readers

"The Dream of Tagore"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2013
The entire place is the various departments of the university. The fine arts classes can be observed. You don't pay anything for the university itself but the museums.
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Aditya Biswas

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  • Aditya Biswas
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  • 9 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
  •  13748 readers

"Visva Bharati."

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Sep 24, 2013
Good, the place has history and culture is important here. You can read about this place before you visit.
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  • 8 votes

Swagato Paul

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  • 7 Reviews
  •  48 helpful votes
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"Too Good"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Sep 13, 2013
It is a great place to visit in santiniketan and no one would like to miss it.
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