A Bengali, even if not so leaned towards literary work or find itself boring, would yet love the place to the full extent. Those who think Bolpur is only a place to know Nobel laureate Tagore, is partially incorrect. Its a place to understand West Bengal (India) tribal culture, a rural beauty with a composition of the Red soil (রাঙামাটি), with the fascinating bonus of Tagore's. Saturday Market (শনিবারের হাট) at Sonajhuri, bolpur is so alluring that you cant afford to miss. A numerous of inexpensive items made by locals (including tribals) are exhibited for sell. While you window-shop or you purchase, the tribal dance and tribal music spellbind you. The group of mystic minstrels called Baul (বাউল) would catch your attention. Definitely would free you from all your stresses watching their happy faces. Here some clicks:
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Earlier known as Bhubandanga after the name of Bhuban Dacoit, this place was named Shantiniketan after the house built here by Maharishi Debendranath Tagore, the father of Rabindranath Tagore. This is from where also started the Brahmo Samaj. This town in the Bolpur District of Birbhum is mainly known for Rabindranath Tagore's visionary Vishwa Bharati University which is over here. The Patha Bhavan school started by Tagore is also an attraction here. Children out here are taught in the open classrooms which are inside the forest of the crimson flowers. This is how children learn to be more friendly with nature. There is also a memorial dedicated to Tagore out here. All these have made Shantiniketan a popular tourist attraction as a neighbour of Kolkata.
Deer Park Eco Home
If you are looking for budget hotels with very good facilities, then this is the wisest option in the city of Pondicherry. This is a lovely place with spacious rooms have awesome sea views. The staff are friendly and of course the food here is very good too. The room service is prompt and the people here are really gentle. You will however not get any WiFi or pool facilities but its location close to the beach grabs all attraction.
Sakuntala Village Resort
The place offered cultural and natural touch with people singing and dancing. I soon freshened up and my hungry belly couldn't wait. The interiors and aesthetics were enough to give me more tempts. 2 months already in Calcutta and I had never taste the Bengali Cuisine.Did I say Bengali Cuisine? Yes because the resort presents authentic & traditional Bengali cuisine even for the vegetarian people like me. Soon we were served with warm and aromatic bhaat(Rice) with Posto Bora in green lotus leaves. Before this I have never loved rice this much and I ate like it was my last meal.