It is difficult to find a highlight in India as there are so many, but this is absolutely one of the highlights of any and all of my travels anywhere in the world.
In addition to being beautiful and charming, and having food not to be rivaled for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, one has the benefit of the host and hostess and all of their charm.
The host, Krishnu, is filled with knowledge and history of the area and conversation is as good as it gets. The hostess, Sukunya is the Martha Stewart of India.
Though Shantiniketan is somewhat off the beaten path, it is absolutely worth a visit for its history and culture. And for just laying low and relaxing, this is the place from the first tea in the morning to the last one in the evening.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is an exclusive property (villa) in the Shantiniketan area and guests receive highly personalised attention and service in spacious, natural surroundings. Dining is a speciality, and all meals with accommodation are also available. The emphasis is on maintaining a peaceful and unpolluted base for relaxation. As a Homestay with the owners in residence, care is exercised with the process of guest admission. ... more less