Duration : 2 Nights / 3 Days
Pick Up & Drop : Kolkata
Santiniketan - Located about 158 km northwest of Kolkata in Bengal’s rural hinterland, Santiniketan embodies Rabindranath Tagore’s vision of a place of learning that is unfettered by religious and regional barriers. Established in 1863 with the aim of helping education go beyond the confines of the classroom, Santiniketan grew into the Visva Bharati University in 1921, attracting some of the most creative minds in the country. This is a university town in West Bengal which has become a tourist spot because of its association with Noble Laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore who is one of Bengal's greatest figures. The natural charm of Shantiniketan is a major drawcrad in itself. The main attractions of this place include the various buildings of the Visva-Bharati campus.
Tarapith - Tarapith, a holy religious place, is situated in a village Tarapur under Rampurhat Police Station of Rampurhat Sub-Division in the district of Birbhum. It is said to be so called because the eye ball (tara) of Sati fell here. Others say that Tarapith is not a pith but the place owes its sanctity to the fact that the Sage Basistha here worshipped the Goddes Sati in the form of Tara. The common local opinion is that it is really a Pith and Basistha selected this place for worshipping Sati because it was a pith. It is visited everyday by a good number of devotees. Here pilgrims constitute a vast chunk of domestic tourists.
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Transfer all in private basis by AC Sedan (2- 3 pax) or AC SUV (4 – 6pax) /similar
Sightseeing as per itinerary
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DAY 1 :: KOLKATA – SHANTINIKETAN
Morning pick up from Kolkata & start your Shantiniketan & Tarapith Trip. Shantiniketan is approx 165km by road travel from Kolkata, it takes around 4 hrs to reach. (It is well connected by rail also from Howrah station). After freshen up at your hotel, move out for Shantiniketan local sightseeing. Visit Tagore Ashram, Amar Kutir, Bichitra, Uttarayan, Chhatimtala, Kala Bhavan, Sangeet Bhavan, Kaanch Ghar or Prayer Hall. Evening free for leisure. Overnight at Shantiniketan.
DAY 2 : – VISIT SONAJHURI HAAT – TRANSFER TO TARAPITH
After early breakfast we will visit Sonajhuri Haat or Khoai Haat. The fair starts at 4 am in the morning and artisans from all the nearby places set up stalls. Household items, Handicrafts, clothes, etc are sold in plentiful. Back to hotel. After check out from Shantiniketan transfer to Tarapith via Bakreswar. Bakreswar is a small township famous for Shiva Temple & natural hot spring. Afternoon drop at Tarapith. Evening you can visit Tarapith Maha Sasan or Cremation Ground & Bamakhepa Temple. Overnight stay at Tarapith.
DAY 3: RETURN BACK TO KOLKATA
Morning visit Maa Tara Temple for Darshan & offering “Puja”. Checkout from Hotel & drive back to Kolkata. Tour end with sweet memories.
SIGHTSEEING PLACES TO SEE
place also known as the Rabindra Bhavan is a Research Center and Museum exhibiting
belongings of Rabindranath Tagore like paintings, various editions of
his works, clothes, beds and utensils used by him.
among the famous attractions of this university which is known round the world
for its sculpture collections. The museum of this place exhibits exotic
collections sculptures, frescoes, murals and art books. This diverse
collection summons scores of arts lovers to this place from several parts of
is the meditation room where Maharshi Devendranath the father
of Rabindranath Tagore used to meditate. Prayers are held at Convocation time
in which successful graduates of the Vishwa Bharati University are presented a
branch of five leaves each from the Saptaparni trees which abound in the area.
Bichitra or Rabindra Bhavan is designed by the poet's son Rathindranath
Tagore. There are five abodes of the Tagores namely Udayana, Konarka,
Shamali, Punassha and Udichi. Besides, Chhatimala, Upasana Mandir and
Shantiniketan Bari are some of the oldest sanctums where Rabindranath Tagore
used to meditate and spend his leisure.
The prayer hall is one of the most stunning buildings in all of
Santiniketan. Made from Belgian Glass, the hall Is also called Kanch Mandir,
which derives its name from the glass laden walls (kanch means glass in
Bengali). Prayers are held every Wednesday and the hall is lined with candles
every evening, accentuating its beauty.
The small rural village is located about 7 km from
Santiniketan. The drive, and if you prefer the walk, takes you through the
beautiful landscape of semi-urban India. There is also a small temple that is
considered to be highly sacred by its devotees that you can see. however, it is
better to go to Kankalitala on a pleasant day to enjoy your trip fully.
or Sonajhuri Haat
If you want to attend this fair, you will have to plan your
trip around a Saturday. The fair starts at 4 am in the morning and artisans
from all the nearby places set up stalls. Household items, Handicrafts,
clothes, etc are sold in plentiful.
Chinese Faculty which is famous its architectural buildings and various
artifacts gifted China as symbol of their good relationship.
Inside the Visva-Bharati campus many social and cultural
events takes place throughout the year. These cultural events are known for
their vibrant celebrations showcasing richness of Bengali culture. Some of the
known cultural celebrations are Basanta Utsav, Barsha Mangal, Sharodutsav,
Nandan Mela, Poush Mela, Magh Mela and Rabindra Jayanti.
The Poush Mela is among the most famous fairs of this
place. It is celebrated for three days in the on the seventh day of the
Bengali month Poush (usually, last week of December). The vibrant celebration
of this mega cultural event summons not only tourists but also artisans,
folksingers and dancers from several parts of India to present their talent.
Temple of West Bengal lies on the banks of the Paaphra River in the district of
Birbhum, around 24 km from the town of Siuri and 240 km from Kolkata. The
temple is renowned for its Oriya-style of architecture. Inside the temple complex
are the Mahishmardini and the Vakranath temple. The former has ancient
paintings of the goddess, preserved well by the Archaeological Survey of
India. The portion
between Devi Sati’s eyebrows- symbolic of her mind – is said to have fallen in
this region when Lord Vishnu used his sudarshan chakra on her burnt corpse.
Said to be one of the most powerful Shakti peethas, Bakreshwar (also called
Vakreshwar) , the idol worshipped is Devi Mahishmardini (destroyer of
Mahishasur) who is protected by the Bhairav Vakranath. The Phaphra River is
said to be the Remover of Sins. There are seven hot springs surrounding the
region- Agni Kund, Brahma Kund, Surya Kund, Saubhagya Kund, Amrita Kund, Kheer
Kund, Jibat Kund and Vairav Kund, and each is associated with a ShivLinga. The
ShivLingas can be found close to every spring. The Mahamuni Ashtabhakta is said
to have found enlightenment here after bathing in the Phaphra.
Tarapith is a small
temple located on the banks of the Dwarka River that flows in Birbhum.. The
temple is ancient and is considered to be extremely auspicious by the Hindu
community. The regal temple, one of the 51 Shakti Peeths in India, is one of
the most important places where tantric rituals are followed even today. As per
legends, one eyeball of Sati fell here at Tarapith, when Lord Shiva roamed the
universe mourning her loss. In view of this believed event, the name of the
village was changed from Chandipur to Tarapith since the Bengali word for
eyeball is Tara. The temple is thus dedicated to Ma Tara.
As soon as you enter the village, you will
spot the Sri Sri Bamdev Smriti, a pink color temple dedicated to Saint
Bamakhepa. Often called as the mad saint, Bamakhepa was a famous tantrik known
for his divine craziness.There is a tomb and samadhi right outside the temple
where people offer prayers and offerings in the name of the saint.
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