Nayana Gangooly, the owner of Chotta Kothi, is always up for a conversation. She is a wine connoisseur and a world traveller and is also well versed in local handicrafts. You can strike up a conversation about all things Bengal and beyond over a cup of Coorgi coffee or a glass of fine wine.
The homestay offers a complimentary English breakfast and comes with a fully equipped kitchen and a well-stocked pantry. You are free to cook and the housekeeper is always around to help if need be. However, if you are in no mood cook then you can order Bengali, Santhali and regular meals from places around the homestay.
Couples, families and pet-owners looking to disconnect and enjoy the simpler pleasures of life in a green oasis.
₹4,000 for doubles.
Best time to go
Mid-November to March is the best time to go given the temperature ranges from 15 to 30 Celsius and there is little rainfall.
What to do around the property
You can explore Tagore's university town of Shantiniketan which is walking distance away; learn more about him by visiting Tagore's House and Museum; visit the various craft shops around the homestay; buy souvenirs at the Saturday Flea Market, and take a day-trip to see the magnificent Terracotta Temple of Bishnupur.
The nearest metro city is Kolkata, some 139km away.
By air: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU), Kolkata, 139km away, is the nearest airport.
By road: You can hire private taxis from Kolkata to reach the homestay.
By train: Bolpur Railway Station, 3km away has good connectivity with Kolkata.
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