Shantiniketan is located in the birbum district in the state of west Bengal, India and it is famous for the house of Rabindranath Tagore and he wrote many of his literary classics in this place and this place is popular for peace and the place is famous for visva bharathi university is situated at this place. This university stands for world peace and it attracts many talented students from all parts of India and around the world and this place is the spiritual meeting place in a cool serene and culturally and artistic and pleasant environment.
The Shantiniketan was established in the year 1862 by the famous poet and Nobel laureate rabindranath Tagore and the main principle of this shantiniketan was due to the attraction of the calmness of the locality and of the natural beauty. The trust was formed in 1863 by maharshi Debendranath tagore for running the shantiniketan and he conducted several social and useful activities such as brahmo dharmo and the present celebration done in shantiniketan was paush mela and it is the major attraction for tourists which is conducted every year in December month.
Rabindranath tagore established a school in 1901 named as brahmacharya school at shantiniketan and this schools was made as every converging place for scholars, urban and local people for study purpose to improve the local and national talent of students and various events are conducted in this schools as the artisans display their artifacts for the promotion purpose and a fair also arranged of all types of products and items are sold in the fair with unexpected cost.
Shantiniketan includes other attractions such as various buildings, visva bharati campus and various education and event sectors are included in the campus such as china bhavan (Chinese faculty is provided in this bhavan), kala bhavan (college of arts and crafts) patha bhavan ( brahmacharya school) and sangeet bhavan (school of music and dance). The various research institutes are located in this place according to the international standards. Today shantiniketan was considered as the memory of rabindranath Tagore.
Things to see and do:
Visva Bharati Campus:
The visva bharati campus located in this place and this main mission of this campus is to encourage the local and national and international talent of the students who come from different parts of India as well as from around the world and this campus includes various foreign faculty for students comfort who come from different countries and also the classrooms located in the campus are open air clean rooms and the campus is located in the cool and peasant greenery atmosphere where the students can study easily and get the knowledge.
How to reach Shantiniketan:
Nearest airport is located at Kolkata and it is 163 km distance from this place.
Nearest railway station is located at bolpur it is 3km distance from this place and it is well connected to kolkata and to some major cities in west Bengal.