The crisp and pure air touched our face. A lung full of fresh air did so well for both soul and body. A woody smell surrounded the enclosure and when you look up, the ‘kolke’ flower tree which was swaying in the cool breeze in front masked the sun to and fro. The sun was very bright and the sky was a perfect azure. Lazily, we were sipping the hot tea and the only thought that ringed in was how we can spend the day outside the town. We started browsing the travel books we carried, and data sheets to identify places that we can visit around Santiniketan across the day. We consulted our hotel manager and he came up with a plan and we went for it.
Our first stop was a temple site called ‘Kankali tala’ a revered Hindu temple very old and people flock there as they say, if you offer puja and take blessings of the goddess, one can get peace in life and your inner desires get fulfilled.