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- Closed due to COVID but could only view the beauty of the place through outside.Lush green environment and felt amidst nature.Written October 16, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The Tagore house has been thoroughly renovated particularly the ground floor. The last time I was here the renovation work had just started. It has been a museum housing the various household items used by Rabindranath and the Tagore family. The first floor still has the bed of the noble laureate with the airy rooms. There are pictures of rabindranath everywhere. The building on the opposite was closed, with a guard sitting outside. One could take a peek inside to the statue of Rabindranath. His car is on display on the right side of this building. You will love all of it.Written January 14, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Amar Kutir society for rural development - a place worth visiting for rural Bengal arts & crafts. They have a good collection of saaris specially the famous kantha stich, bed spreads, dress materials, varieties of handicrafts to choose from.
Located in a calm & quiet place far from the town, the river Kopai flows at the back of Amar Kutir.Written May 30, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Kala Bhavan is the Fine Arts department of the Viswa Bharati University established by Ravindranath Tagore. It celebrated 100 years of its existence in 2019. It has now two main sections- the Kala Bhavan and the SANGEET Bhavan.
Asit Kumar Haldar took over as its first head. The four giants associated with the Kala Bhavan were Ravindranath Tagore, Nand Lal Bose, Ramkinkar Baij and Benode Bihari MUKHERJEE.
Thousands of art pieces are on display at the Kala Bhavan and include works of the giants.
It’s an open air museum where most pieces are on display. University departments, student hostels as well as the art pieces of the de facto museum co exist.
We saw the now famous works of Ramkinker Baij namely the Santhal Family, Gandhi at Salt March etc., paintings of Nand Lal Bose works of Benode Behari MUKHERJEE.
Kala Bhavan also a panorama of Indian art. It’s a must see place in ShantiniketanWritten January 20, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The place was decorated with marigolds. The original chhatim tree no longer exists but the legacy continues and the place is now a heritage. We took rounds of the site and it felt ecstatic. Much recommended.Written January 12, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Shantiniketan has so few interesting places other than the Uttarayan complex and Visva Bharati that this place automatically features in a Things To Do list. It is a pleasant experience like a park. But there is actually very little to see by way of wildlife.
One part is the deer park. It is in reasonable level of maintenance and you get to spot some deer. There are a couple of watch towers overlooking a huge lake. This water body looks attractive, but it is mostly under a green sludge. The watch towers are fun to climb for the teenagers.
Generally, the tracks inside the park are thickly wired off to prevent crowds from entering and harming the wildlife.
The sanctuary can be accessed from another side of the waterbody. This portion has a small museum and a few scattered buildings accommodating tourists. Once again, the wildlife is disappointing as I spotted just one bird. The lake is more sludgy from this side.
Overall, an ordinary experience. But can be explored if time hangs heavy in your hands. As we did.Written January 30, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.