Santiniketan, popularly known today as a university town, a hundred miles to the north of Kolkata, was originally an ashram built by Debendranath Tagore, where anyone, irrespective of caste and creed, could come and spend time meditating on the one Supreme God. Debendranath, who was father of the Poet, Rabindranath Tagore, was also known as Maharshi (which means one who is both saint and sage) was a leading figure of the Indian Renaissance.
HOW TO REACH SANTINIKETAN
- By Air. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata is the nearest airport.
- By Train. The nearest rail station is Bolpur railway station. It is situated at a distance of around 2kms from the town.
- By Road. Santiniketan is well connected to Kolkata by well-maintained roads.