Bolpur-Santineketan is one of the perfect weekend gateway destinations for the people who are eagar to travel. It's a great relief from metropolitan's delirious pace and pollution. It is 145km away from Kolkata.
The red soil of Birbhum, the green forest, the fresh air, the beautiful scenario of the bank of river Kopai, the remnant of Khoai created by rainfall during monsoon attract travelers by its own beauty.
The people of the district are very innocent and dear to everyone. Rabindranath Tagore's Visva-Bharati Vishyavidyalaya is the main attraction of the place. It is an International University and a great center of Oriental education and culture.
Bolpur subdivision is located at south border of Birbhum district. About 150 years ago Bolpur was a small villege under supur porgana. But now it has become an international city. Kalikapur a known place of Bolpur was the origin of the villege in past.
Santiniketan has the distinct identity of culture and heritage, which gives the place a unique soft touch. Santineketan was previously called Bhubandanga (named after Bhuban Dakat, a local dacoit). Tagore family came to be owned this place.