Shantiniketan is a tourist attraction also because Rabindranath lived here and penned many of his literary classics (namely Tagore songs, poems, novels etc.) and his home is a place of historical importance.

 

Shantiniketan was earlier called Bhubandanga (named after Bhuban Dakat, a local dacoit), and was owned by the Tagore family. In 1862, Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, while on a boat journey to Raipur, came across a landscape with red soil and meadows of lush green paddy fields. Rows of chhatim trees and date palms charmed him. He stopped to look, decided to plant more saplings and built a small house. He called his home Santiniketan (abode of peace). Santiniketan became a spiritual centre where people from all religions were invited to join for meditation and prayers. He founded an 'Ashram' here in 1863 and became the initiator of the Brahmo Samaj. 

Location :180 km from Kolkata,
 
Duration 01Night /2 Days 
 
 Day 01 : After early breakfast check out from hotel & transfer to Shantiniketan. Shantiniketan was founded in 1901 by Noble Laureate Shri. Rabindra Nath Tagore who visualized a perfect harmony of humanity with nature. Arrive & Check in at hotel & rest of the day leisure. Overnight stay will be at Shantiniketan.
 
Day 02 :After breakfast early check out from hotel & visit Kopai & Khoai River, Amar Kutir (Handicraft Center), Visva - Bharaty University Campus, the complex at "Uttarayan", Art Gallery & Museum. Later drive to Kolkata. Arrive & Check in at hotel 
 
Note : Accommodation is not included
  • Visit Shantiniketan 

*All Monuments in Calcutta open all Days . Except Indian Museum Closed on Monday, Marbal Palace  closed on Monday & Thursday.

*Sightseeing by Exclusive Car With Driver Including Pick up & Drop at your Hotel. 

*Includes all  Toll Tax & Parking for Local Journey.

* Includes Half Day /Full Day Guide Service if Guide option Selected.

*Shopping - Drivers / Guide instructed not to take Clients for shopping unless advised by  the Clients/Travelers.

 

Not Inclusive:

*Pick up & Drop Charges at airport / Railway Station will be Extra *Entrances on Direct Payment with help of guide /Driver.

*Entrance Cost Per Person Per Visit (subject to change):

 

Name

                Timings

 Closed on 

          Entrances in Rs. 

 

 

 

 

 Foreigners 

 Indians

Academy of fine Arts

1000 - 1800 hrs

Monday

20

20

Asiatic Society

1100 - 1630 hrs

Sat & Sun.

Nil

Nil

Belur Math

0700-1000 & 1530-1830 hrs.

Open all days

Nil

Nil

Birla Academy of Art

1500 - 1900 hrs.

Monday

Nil

Nil

Birla Ind./ Tech. Museum

1000 - 1700hrs.

Monday

10

10

Dakshineshwar Temples

0500-1230 & 1500-1900 hrs.

Open all days

10

10

Horticultural Gardens

0600-1000 & 1400-1700 hrs.

Monday

Nil

Nil

Indian Museum  - Mar  to  Nov

                         - Dec  to  Feb

1000 - 1700 hrs.

Monday

 

150

 

10

 

1000 - 1630 hrs.

St. John's Church

Morning till Evening

Open all days

20

20

Kalighat Temple

0500-1300 & 1600-2100 hrs.

Open all days

10

10

Marble Palace – Photo Prohibited

1000 - 1600 hrs.

Mon & Thu.

100

100

Pareshnath Jain Temple

0600 -1200 & 1500-1900 hrs.

Open all days

20

20

R. B. University Museum  -  Photo Prohibited

1000 - 1700 hrs.

Monday

50

50

St. Paul's Cathedral

0900-1200 & 1500-1800 hrs

Open all days

Nil

Nil

CIMA - Centre of International Modern Art -  Monday

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, & Sat

1500 - 1900 hrs.

Sunday

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

1000 - 1700 hrs.

Temple tips

 

 

 

20

20

Gurusaday Museum / BIT

1100 - 1700 hrs.

Monday

100

10

Town Hall / Kolkata Panorama

1100 - 1700 hrs.

Open all days

50

50

Kolkata Panorama show

1100 - 1700 hrs.

Open all days

50

50

Victoria Memorial  Hall --  Mar  to  Oct  -  Photo Prohibited

      --  Nov  to  Feb

Victoria Memorial Museum

1000 - 1700 hrs

Monday

& Gazetted

holidays

150

 

 

10

 

 

1000 - 1530 hrs.

1000 - 1530 hrs.

             

 

Calcutta

Food Guide for Lunch / Dinner : Oh Calcutta - Bengali Food / Tung Fung - Chinese Food / Charcol Grill- Multi Cusine / Teej - Rajasthani Thali / Flavours of India - Multi Cusine. 

  • 7 days before Start of the tour . 3 Days before start of the tour 50 % of the amount will be refunded. Cancellation 48 hours or lesser no refund. 
  • For Refund thru Credit Card 5% Bank charges Applicable + Cancellation charge applicable as per hotel Policy.
Excursion to Shantiniketan - 1 night /2 Days Ex. Kolkata / West Bengal (-)