Shantiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India. Shantiniketan is renowned for the Viswa Bharati University which was founded by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in 1921. This is the place where Rabindranath Tagore wrote many of his literary classics and his house has become a place of historical importance that attracts thousands of visitors every year.
There are many famous social and cultural events which have been taking place throughout the year which include Basanta Utsav, Barsha Mangal, Sharodutsav, Nandan Mela, Poush Mela, Magh Mela, Rabindra Jayanti to name a few. The Poush Mela is a major tourist attraction which is a 3-day fair where artisans, folk singers, dancers showcase their talent and skills which attracts thousands of tourists.
Temperature: Summer: 39-34 C and Winter: 15-12 C
Season: Throughout the year
Clothing: Summer - Cotton/Tropical, Winter - Woollens
Languages spoken: Bengali, Hindi, English
STD Code: 03463
How to Reach
Air: Nearest airport is Kolkata which is connected with most of the important places/cities in India.
Rail: The nearest railhead is Bolpur which is well connected with Kolkata and different places in India.
Roadl: Well connected by roads to all the places in West Bengal. Major cities are Kolkata (213 kms.), Burdwan (66 kms.), Durgapur (56 kms.) and Asansol (120 kms.).