This resort looks as if it was abandoned by the builders and the maintenance staff soon after it was built during the hay days of the erstwhile East India Company.
It was late in the evening when we landed up at this resort and confronted the front desk officer who gave us a glance as if we were intellectual inferiors who had no right to enter Shantiniketan itself let alone their resort. He brightened though when we opted for the super deluxe cottage quickly realizing , intellectuals we may not be but had the right stuff in our pockets to interest him.
The super deluxe cottage is said to be the best accommodation in the resort and I am glad I did not take the other cottage for the best is one of the worst I have seen in that region. The room was small and the bath room was small too and the interiors had odd shapes built probably as an artistic experiment. The flooring was dirty and stained. The cot was also stained although the bed sheets looked clean.
false roofing looked like faded mats woven from palm leaves or some such stuff . There were printed papers in the room that made things clear to the occupants that the management was not responsible for power cuts or for non functional electrical appliances. A dress code banning lungis and sleep ware was also included in the set of rules formulated by he management.
Some kind of relief in this uncomfortable surroundings came our way from most of the staff members in the resort. The waiters were very cooperative and helpful and the food was OK .
I would not recommend this resort to anyone in the present condition or at the current tariff.
If you are a well heeled intellectual, impervious to creature comforts you could enjoy a refreshing and enlightening conversation with the members of the management.