to visit Uttarayan Complex
Shantiniketan is a University township and a centre of education. The
Uttarayan compound where the versifier lived consists of numerous buildings
such as Udayana. Konark, Shyamali, Punascha and Udichi which replicate
the architectural brilliance of the poet's memorable son the late Rathindranath
Tagore. The Shantiniketan university grounds of Viswa Bharati has grown-up
up to be a centre for knowledge with a prejudice towards art, melody and
humanities. The places of interest are mainly on the campus and have a
distinctive feature of some of the best in Indian art and culture.
Here Maharshi Devendranath, the father of Rabindranath Tagore, used to
contemplate. Prayers are held normally at Convocation time. Victorious
graduates of the Vishwa Bharati University are offered a bough of five
leaves apiece from the Saptaparni trees which are plentiful in the locale.
A number of the renowned students of Visva-Bharati include India's previous
Prime Mister the Ms Indira Gandhi (1917-1984), globe famed film director
Mr.Satyajit Ray (1921-1992) and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen.
The College of Fine Arts & Crafts has an museum exhibiting sculptures,
frescoes & murals and a documentation of art books. At the Kala Bhavan
and the Sangeet Bhavan the arts were specified their apt position in the
Indian learning system. Patha Bhavan
At present a secondary school, it is of fastidious importance as an paradigm
of the long-established 'Brahmacharya Ashram'.
Established by the poet's father in 1863, the hall is finished of glass.
Prayers are held on Wednesday. Bichitra
Also called Rabindra Bhavan, a Research Centre and Museum where the poet's
individual possessions, paintings & a variety of editions of his works
Mayurakshi Bhavan, Youth Hostel available to stay there. Kendubilwa (42 kms)
Buses ply from Bolpur railway station. Buses also ply or Kenduli from
Calcutta for tourists
Nanoor (23 kms): Hometown of the Vaisnava poet,Chandidas (14th century).
Buses ply from Bolpur railway station. Travet Sng time: one hour.
Hometown of the Vaisnava poet,Chandidas (14th century). Buses ply from
Bolpur railway station. Travet Sng time: one hour. Tarapith (80 kms)
One can reach Tarapith firstly from Bolpur to Rampurhat by train or bus
and then 5 kms by bus or cycle rickshaw. Ramkanai Dharamshala a number
of hotels are there.