Visit Santiniketan on Rabindra Jayanti

The prayer hall at Santiniketan is a serene spot set in green environs

Santiniketan comes alive with the sound of songs, poetry and cultural performances on Rabindra Jayanti to celebrate the annual birth anniversary of the Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore.  A short journey from Kolkata brings the visitor to the charming environs of learning and culture founded by Bengal’s icon.

As the sun heats up in the month of Baisakh, Santiniketan pays its homage to its founding father on this day. A walk around this woody campus with its universities, art studios and open spaces for festive performances and literary gatherings is enough to bring the pulse of the occasion.

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The train journey from Kolkata to Santiniketan can turn merry with wandering Bauls singing in the train cars and fiery short eats being sold on paper cones.
The train journey from Kolkata to Santiniketan can turn merry with wandering Bauls singing in the train cars and fiery short eats being sold on paper cones.
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The Tagore sculpture in Santiniketan by KP Krishnakumar towers over the park
The Tagore sculpture in Santiniketan by KP Krishnakumar towers over the park
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Sculptures by students dot the campus at Kala Bhavan, the arts university
Sculptures by students dot the campus at Kala Bhavan, the arts university
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The stunning mural at Kala Bhavan is by KG Subramanyan
The stunning mural at Kala Bhavan is by KG Subramanyan
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A Devi installation at the posh heritage five star hotel, The Garden Bungalow
A Devi installation at the posh heritage five star hotel, The Garden Bungalow
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