Shantiniketan is a small town in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. This is the hometown of Rabindranath Tagore. There are sculptures, frescoes, murals and paintings of Rabindranath, Nandlal Bose, Ramkinkar, Bindobehari Mukhopadhyay displayed here. There is a school started by Tagore named Brahmachary Asrama, which was modelled on the lines of the ancient gurukul system at Shantiniketan in 1901. The place was previously called Bhubandanga after Bhuban Sinha, a local dacoit. One of the best art colleges in the world, Kala Bhavana is here.
Places to visit in Shantiniketan:
Prayer Hall: This Upasana Griha is built by the poet's father, Debendranath Tagore in 1863. The hall is made of several coloured Belgium glass with marble steps on all the four sides. The prayer hall is also known as 'Kanch Mandir'.
China Bhavana: This is a centre for Chinese studies. Natir Puja, a dance drama of Tagore is painted on the walls.
Black House: This is a mud building known for its relief works done by stalwarts like Ram Kinkar and Prabhas Sen.
Shantiniketan Griha: This is the oldest building of Santiniketan built by Rabindranath Tagore's father Debendranath Tagore.
Bichitra: The place is also called Rabindra Bhavan, a Research Centre and Museum. Here the poet's personal belongings, paintings & various editions of his works are exhibited. The replaced nobel prize is also kept there.
Deer Park: About 3 km from Shantiniketan near Sriniketan is the Deer park. This is a large wooded area with herds of deer. This is a natural bird sanctuary too.
The weather here is very pleasant. The place can be visited at any time of the year. You can purchase various handicrafts and handlooms from here.
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