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Sriniketan Overview

Ranked 9 of 16 sightseeing in Santiniketan

In 1992, Sriniketan, a centre for rural reconstruction was established in Santiniketan. Sriniketan also has a department devoted to the studies of the socio-economic problems of India. This centre focuses on education related to agriculture, handicrafts, cottage industries, welfare of villages and adult education.

Visitors can also look at the tribal handicrafts, goods made in traditional ways like pottery, batik on cloth, leather and silk and materials required for weaving. Other places of interest include Deer Park and Kala Bhavan.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan4.3/5

462 reviews

Real peaceful place

Shanthi Niketan is about 150 km from Kolkata. I drove Kolkata- Delhi highway thinking about 'piku' movie by Amitabh Bachchan. After few km turned left to a state highway- very scenic road with lot of greenery. The entrance to Shantiniketan is beautiful campus. Students in saree and churidar looked entirely different world of education. I have to pay 200 to Brahma Samaja to visit the old and new museum. There is no fixed fee for the guide. I hired an English speaking guide for? 400. The new museum has others of Tagore family's museum, their houses and cars. 3 nice statues are there in the garden. They are made by mud and sand balls. The new museum is Tagore and his father's house with all the furniture and household articles. The house is designed as Hindu, Christian and Islamic style domes- the philosophy of brahma samaja. The best part is the mango garden with monkey kind of natural education and life. It was lit well at nights. Inside the property a public road runs disturbing the 'Shanthi' - but all are bicycles and electric powered rickshaws- not polluting much. I could understand the philosophy of Tagore after this visit.

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Ratul Mukherjee

Ratul Mukherjee5.0/5

40 reviews

A worthy place to visit

During visiting Shantiniketan we also went to Sriniketan. This place where you can get some local products made of wood, glass, clay. You can buy this as it bears the local culture of the Birbhum district in West Bengal. So it is an worthy experience and an opportunity to get connected with tagore era.

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh3.2/5

581 reviews

Tagore's dream

This is Tagore's very own caressed handloom industry he established with the purpose of providing job opportunities to the commoners in Bolpur. You can enjoy buying crafts which are pure handicrafts like hand made paper and enjoy watching the making of it.

Madhumita Chatterjee

Madhumita Chatterjee4.6/5

7 reviews

Cottage Industry

This is the dream of the great poet. This place is interesting as you can see first hand the loom,hand made paper production and buy them too.

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