Prantik is a lovely village, a rickshaw ride away from Santinekitan. The house is quite lovely and the gardens well tended. Be sure to visit the boutique too with its locally sourced handicrafts. We came at a strange time with the hosts away but were well tended to by Amit and Keya. She is a wonderful cook, I heartily recommend the chicken cutlets and rosemary chicken and you dine on the splendid roof terrace, and for us viewing a large nesting bird in a near tree. The honeymoon suite is a little cramped and we thought that booking a more spacious room in the main building seemed a better idea. Shibu is a lovely driver too. If travelling from abroad, it is possible to pay in advance for the food when booking and there really isn't anywhere else to eat at all so you may as well. It is a true gastronomic delight and this way the price is fixed and not subject to any fluctuations. I wish we had done that.
- 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