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Voice Of Bengal::Travel::DistrictTouristPlace antiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India, approximately 180 kilometres north of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). It was made famous by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, whose vision became what is now a university town (Visva-Bharati University) that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Santiniketan is also a tourist attraction because Rabindranath wrote many of his literary classics here, and his house is a place of historical importance. CONNECTIONS : From Calcutta Shantiniketan is 136 kms: By Rail: By train from Howrah to Bolpur. Shantiniketan is 2 kms from Bolpur by cycle rickshaw. By Road: By road it is 211 km from Calcutta. Direct bus service. LODGING: WBTDC Tourist Lodge. There are tourist lodges and Tourist cottages run by the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation. Visva Bharati runs a guesthouse. There are youth hostels at Bolpur and Bakeswar. Private hotels are there at Bolpur. CONNECTIONS : From Calcutta Shantiniketan is 136 kms: By Rail: By train from Howrah to Bolpur. Shantiniketan is 2 kms from Bolpur by cycle rickshaw. By Road: By road it is 211 km from Calcutta. Direct bus service. LODGING: WBTDC Tourist Lodge. There are tourist lodges and Tourist cottages run by the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation. Visva Bharati runs a guesthouse. There are youth hostels at Bolpur and Bakeswar. Private hotels are there at Bolpur. Weather: Summer: 39.4o C Max 34.39o C Min Winter: 15.7o C Max 12.1oC Min Rainfall: 125 cm (June ? September), Heavy in July and August Timings: Shantiniketan: 2.30 p.m. ? 5.00 p.m. (summer) 2.15 p.m. ? 4.30 p.m. (winter) 7.00 a.m. ? 12 noon (summer vacation) Sriniketan: 10.30 a.m. ? 1.30 p.m. 7.00 a.m. ? 12 noon (summer vacation) Weekly holidays on Wednesdays and half-holidays on Tuesday. Photography: Restricted. v




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