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Closed due to COVID but could only view the beauty of the place through outside.Lush green environment and felt amidst nature.
Closed due to COVID but could only view the beauty of the place through outside.Lush green environment and felt amidst nature. more »
I visited during Covid times, so much of the university grounds was closed to visitors. However the canteen was open and so was certain sections that I managed to get photos of. It’s just beautiful...
I visited during Covid times, so much of the university grounds was closed to visitors. However the canteen was open and so was certain sections that I managed to get photos of. It’s just beautiful... more »
In the lap of nature, it is unique in its nature. The frescoes on the walls of various departments in the Ashram area are worth visiting. The glass temple, the chhatimtala, the amra kunja, the bakul..... more
In the lap of nature, it is unique in its nature. The frescoes on the walls of various departments in the Ashram area are worth visiting. The glass temple, the chhatimtala, the amra kunja, the bakul..... more »
Superb location for the Literature and History lovers... And those who are coming for Acadamic purpose too.. Rest of the people plz stay away... Dont make this place noisy!! Most of the People who comes here either doesn't know What is Santiniketan or never Interested in Knowing what it is!
It has huge historical importance. This could have been managed in a better systematic way for tourist. We drove from Kolkata and reached there by 10:15 am. However last 5 km within bolpur, google map was not efficient as it took me to very narrow road. Finally we took help of local Toto driver to reach safely. There was not enough marking and signage for car parking and tourist destination. There was not good restaurant nearby nor drinking and washroom facility for common people nearby to Shantiniketan or Visva Bharati. However people are gentle and nice. Overall environment pretty calm and quite with scenic beauty and serene divinity of green nature.
Shantiniketan (Abode of Peace) was established by Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, father of Rabindranath Tagore, the great writer, poet, songwriter and educationalist of his time and India’s first Nobel Laureate. He also happened to be one of the prominent members of Bengali Renaissance. Shantiniketan is one of the best gifts given to people of India by Rabindranath Tagore. It was the year 1901 and Rabindranath opened a school in Shantiniketan which would later go on to become the nucleus of Bengali culture and art and would become one of the most renowned universities in the world. The Visva- Bharati University at Shantiniketan founded in the year 1921, is the epitome of revolutionary tradition of breaking barriers of all kinds, be it castes, religions, class, creed, genders, cultures with principal focus on humanities, arts, and contact with nature. Even today, Shantiniketan follows Tagore’s principles of equality. It houses a little over 10,000 students in its campuses who comprise Indian and international students within a co-educational facility. The trend of Gurukul (open air classes) is still practised under the campus trees. Shantiniketan is also famous for its many festivals. Some of them include the grand Poush Utsav (fest) celebrated on the Foundation Day of the University. The Basant Utsav is celebrated on Holi. Students make artworks and display them during the Nandan Mela, and attempt to sell them during the fest. Initially, the Nandan Mela had started as a fund-raising event to raise money for covering medical needs of poor students. Other festivals which are celebrated with equal pomp and zest in Shantiniketan are the Sarad Utsav (Autumn Festival), Maghotsav (Magh Utsav - Founding Day of the Sriniketan campus) and Vrikhsharopan Utsav (Tree Planting Festival). The tourist footfall in Shantiniketan is numbered to be way above 2 million per year. Places to visit and Things to do in Shantiniketan - 1. Tagore’s Ashram 2. Rabindra Bhaban Museum or Tagore Museum 3. Vishwa Bharati University 4. Uttarayan Complex 5. Upasana Griha 6. Kala Bhavan 7. China Bhavan 8. Nippon Bhavan 9. Chhatimtala 10. Amar Kutir 11. Kopai River 12. Kankalitala Temple 13. Srijani Shilpa Gram 14. Buddha Vihar 15. Khoai Shanibarer Haat 16. Deer Park Shantiniketan
Visva-Bharati is one of the greatest University in India...❤️ It's a cultural heritage,you will find some of the best artworks here... Very peaceful,good environment,well maintained...👍 One of those place where you roam alone and you will never feel bored...🙆 You will fall in love with this place for sure...🤗
Totowala's brother smiled sweetly and said, "Didibhai, have you visited the museum?" I immediately remembered, "If I didn't come to Santiniketan and go to Visva-Bharati, what else did I do?" Run Toto Visva-Bharati, I shouted. Totovai Sumon played the role of guide. The journey started with seeing a 180 year old banyan tree. Then, one by one, Toto crossed the sixth floor, the synagogue, the building, and proceeded towards the museum. I entered the museum after crossing the garden with the entrance fee of 60 rupees per person. There are many prizes, gifts, spectacles, painting tools and other items used by Ravi Tagore in his memory, genealogy of Thakurbari and personal correspondence.
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