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"In the Footsteps of Tagore"

Shantiniketan literally translates to 'abode of peace' and the little village with its red soil and ample greenery could not have a more apt name. The site is most famous for 'Visva Bharati', a unique institution founded by the revered Bengali poet and philosopher, Rabindranath Tagore. The vision was to impart education in natural surroundings rather than closed rooms; what started as a humble school called 'Patha Bhavana' took the form of a full-fledged university, complete with departments for different subjects ranging from languages to sciences. The Rabindra Museum and Kancher Mandir are also housed here. Kopai Nadi and Koai Nadi (rivers) in Shantiniketan are sites where Tagore penned some of his famous works. Shantiniketan Market and other shops sell handicrafts and handlooms; traditional musical instruments and leather items are among the most popular buys. A number of events take place in Shantiniketan every year; Poush Mela which usually falls in December is a colorful display of traditional Bengali folk music and dance, especially the baul form of music. Tourist guides, usually found outside the Vishva Bharati campus, charge about INR 250 to 600 depending on the duration of your tour. Other attractions in close vicinity include Kankalitala, Tarapith and Deer Park in Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary. Although a day is enough for a tour of this 'university town', it is advisable to start early, at Shantiniketan, the day officially ends at 6 p.m.
Shantiniketan, Shantiniketan, India, 731235
"In the Footsteps of Tagore"
Shantiniketan literally translates to 'abode of peace' and the little village with its red soil and ample greenery could not have a more apt name. The site is most famous for 'Visva Bharati', a unique institution founded by the revered Bengali poet and philosopher, Rabindranath Tagore. The vision was to impart education in natural surroundings rather than closed rooms; what started as a humble school called 'Patha Bhavana' took the form of a full-fledged university, complete with departments for different subjects ranging from languages to sciences. The Rabindra Museum and Kancher Mandir are also housed here. Kopai Nadi and Koai Nadi (rivers) in Shantiniketan are sites where Tagore penned some of his famous works. Shantiniketan Market and other shops sell handicrafts and handlooms; traditional musical instruments and leather items are among the most popular buys. A number of events take place in Shantiniketan every year; Poush Mela which usually falls in December is a colorful display of traditional Bengali folk music and dance, especially the baul form of music. Tourist guides, usually found outside the Vishva Bharati campus, charge about INR 250 to 600 depending on the duration of your tour. Other attractions in close vicinity include Kankalitala, Tarapith and Deer Park in Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary. Although a day is enough for a tour of this 'university town', it is advisable to start early, at Shantiniketan, the day officially ends at 6 p.m.
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