Tagore's Ashrama Overview

Ranked 2 of 16 sightseeing in Santiniketan

Tourists visiting Tagore’s Ashrama can get guides from the entrance of Rabindra Bhaban or Uttarayan Complex. In 1863, this area saw its first building being constructed, which was a guesthouse constructed by Rabindranath Tagore’s father Maharshi Devendranath Tagore.

This guesthouse was named Santiniketan, which gradually became the name of the entire area. The hermitage was formed by Maharshi Devendranath Tagore in 1888 with the help of a Trust Deed.

The most popular buildings associated with the Tagore family are Dehali, Santiniketan Building, Nutan Bari, etc. Amra Kunja or the mango grove is the place where major functions and school classes are held and even few institutions of the Viswa Bharati are situated in this area.

Since classes in Santiniketan are mostly held outdoors, visitors are not allowed to walk into these areas. On the eastern side of this hermitage, there is a huge banyan tree on a hilltop, which was the favoured spot of Maharshi Devendranath Tagore. This ashrama is open every day except Wednesday.
 

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Tagore's Ashrama

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2nd Jan 18

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Ratul Mukherjee

Ratul Mukherjee5.0/5

40 reviews

The famous car used by KABIGURU himself

During the British era Kabiguru used this car to travel. This car is kept in Shantiniketan to give the opportunity to the tourist to visualize it. As for security reason you have to visit it behind the grill.
  • The famous car used by KABIGURU himself

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh3.6/5

581 reviews

Tagore's heritage

Missing out this ashrama is a strict no no! This place is serene, quite and you can practically smell the purity of soil. The various sectors of this ashrama is endowed with culture and tradition at its best.

Basu

Basu4.6/5

3 reviews

Different kind of feelings

Everybody must take an opportunity to visit Tagore's place. Ashram is worth visiting. Different spots/Bhavans offer various mind-sets to carry on. The atmosphere with natural grassy soil and greens all around is enchanting to feel with Kavi-Guru's Song/s in the air. Baul-sangeet of Bolpur is added attraction.

Aditya Biswas

Aditya Biswas4.6/5

17 reviews

The Ashrama!

Dream of Tagore-The Ashrama and surrounding learning environment, inspired many during last century.

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