If you are looking forward for a perfect weekend trip , which is not very far away from your city, then the SANTINIKETAN ECO HUT is the most perfect destination for you. It is situated in Rooppore village, Shantiniketan & is just 10 kms from Bolepore Railways station.
There are a total of 9 duplex huts, all designed in a traditional way, so that visitors can feel at one with the natural space around them and to promote local artistry. The eco rooms have been created using mud, and wall murals have been painted by various tribal artists. Each of the rooms has a living room, a bedroom, a change room, a bathroom, an open terrace.
There are some mouth watering food options that you can opt for here at our eco village. We have Our classy fine-dining restaurant at our Eco Cottage that will take you on a memorable gastronomic journey. This multi-cuisine restaurant offers a selection of Continental, Indian and Oriental fare, and infinite a la carte choices to satisfy even the heartiest appetites.
During your visit at our cottage you can sit back and relax the whole day, but we will suggest you to explore the red earth of Santiniketan.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE PLACES THAT YOU CAN EXPLORE Amar Kutir : Tourists interested in purchasing handicrafts and artefacts can visit Amar Kutir, which is located close to Santiniketan. Amar Kutir was a society or a cooperative movement by Rabindranath Tagore, to aid and develop the art and craft of the village folk. Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Santiniketan : While at Shantiniketan, you must visit the Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in Birbhum District of West Bengal, the Sanctuary is home to a variety of deer and water birds apart from jackals and foxes. Look out for small herds of black buck and spotted deer as you tour the sanctuary.
Kankalitala Temple : just 9 km from Santiniketan is a temple popular as a Satipeeth. Surul, located near Sriniketan, features temples decorated with terracotta carvings. You can also visit another Satipeeth at Labhpur-Fullara, just 30 km. from Santiniketan. Tourists also visit Nanoor, famous as the birthplace of the Sanskrit poet of the 14th century – Chandidas. Kendubillo is another destination, popular as the hometown of another renowned Sanskrit poet, Jaidev.
Khowai Haat : It is a fair conducted on every saturday in Santhiniketan. It starts in the very early morning 4'o clock. All types of household items, handicrafts, artifacts, clothes and other tradable items are sold here. Locals throng this mela to have a valued purchase. This is a worth place to visit.
3500/Room /Day. Food cost is Extra
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DumDum is the nearest airport.
Bolpur is the railway station for Santiniketan. It is two to three hours by train from Kolkata. Convenient connections are 13017/13018 Gana Devta Express departing Howrah at 06:05, 3015/3016 Shantiniketan Express departing Howrah at 10:05 (this is the only train which originates/terminates in Howrah and Bolpur, so one has a better chance of finding seats on this train rather than the other trains if one buys unreserved tickets. If you are buying reserved tickets, then it won't make a difference), 2347/2348 Sahid Rampurhat Express departing Howrah at 12 noon (and taking only 2 hours 20 min - the shortest time ), 3011/3012 Malda Inter-city Express departing Howrah at 15:25, 5657/5658 Kanchenjunga Express departing Sealdah at 06:45, 2345/2346 Saraighat Express, 215/216 Visvabharati Fast Passenger, 3071/3072 Jamalpur Express, 209/210 Darbhanga Passenger are other good trains.
Santiniketan is connected with Kolkata by an excellent road (Around 60% road is excellent 4-lane freeway. But then around ~70kms starting from Panagarh is of narrow and bumpy roads with traffic jams round the clock). From Kolkata travel to Dankuni and take the Durgapur Expressway. It is now part of NH2. It will bypass Saktigarh and Bardhaman. At Panagarh (Darjeeling Mor) turn right. After the highway crosses the Ajay river take the road to the right at Ilambazar and proceed towards Bolpur. At the Santiniketan-Sriniketan junction (also called Surul Mor) take the road to the left. Santiniketan is 212 km from Kolkata by road. Good drivers can cover the distance in about 3 hours.