Amar Kutir


14.0/5(9 Ratings)

Amar Kutir Overview

Ranked 4 of 16 sightseeing in Santiniketan

Tourists interested in purchasing handicrafts and artefacts can visit Amar Kutir, which is located close to Santiniketan. Amar Kutir was a society or a cooperative movement by Rabindranath Tagore, to aid and develop the art and craft of the village folk.

This society’s building was an ashram once where political prisoners of the British period were kept. The society is now known to produce handicrafts and goods like bamboo and batik crafts, Kantha stitched saris, leather goods, dokra jewellery and many more items.

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What travellers are saying about Amar Kutir

Experience scale
  • Very Good 4
  • Good 2
  • Excellent 1
  • Terrible 0
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  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -7:00 PM
9:00 AM -7:00 PM
9:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Ratul Mukherjee

Ratul Mukherjee4.6/5

40 reviews

Feel the local culture and heritage

When you will visit the place (AMAR KUTIR) you will definitely feel the local culture and heritage, you can buy the handlooms. Generally people from the globe visit this place in the month of Doljatra.

Harsh vardhan Agarwal

Harsh vardhan Agarwal3.6/5

2 reviews

Nice place to shop

If you are interested in local handicrafts this is a nice place to look into. We bought bed sheets and local handicrafts from this place. Place worth visiting when you are in Shantiniketan.

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh3.2/5

581 reviews

Shop the tradition

This is a must visit place if you are out for shopping. Visit their showroom and you will be awestruck by the prices and the quality. Various leather items and decorative materials at an amazingly cheap price is what awaits you in this handloom store. Collect the show-pieces for your house or a handloom kurti for your classy look!

Dr d s sinha

Dr d s sinha4.3/5

15 reviews

World class handicrafts

You can see how artisans are creating artistic handicrafts at the workshops. The store is packed with so many types of handicrafts that will definitely attract you.

Souvik Bhattacharya

Souvik Bhattacharya4.3/5

19 reviews

Value for money

Took my family there for shopping during our visit at Shantiniketan during Poush Mela. Though they have a stall at Poush Mela still we preferred to visit their showroom. Loads of home decoration, handicraft items are there. Leather bags and cases are very popular.



2 reviews

Such a beautiful place!

This is a place for natural beauty. I had great fun! The place is so peaceful.

Soumyajit Kundu

Soumyajit Kundu4.3/5

104 reviews

Nice cottage industry

They sell variety of goods at great prices. Goods include locally made sarees, leather products, bags, decorative pieces..

Swagato Paul

Swagato Paul4.3/5

12 reviews

Place to shopping

It is a place situated at Santiniketan. It is a good place for shopping. Here you can find various goods prepared therein and a good view of Kopai River.

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