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Supur is a old villege, situated at the south-west side of Bolpur. In olden times Bolpur was under Supur porgana. On that time Supur was the centreof business. Here weaving industries were also developed.


Raipur is located at the south-west side of Bolpur far from 4 kms. In 1863, Debendranath Tagore took on permanent lease 20 acres of land, with two ...

Jon Cheap - Cheap Kuthi

The vast area at the end of the Srineketan was known as the "Cheap Kuthi" beside Ballavpur. On that time Cheap kuthi was part of Surul. The place is named so because Jon Cheap reside there on that time.

Cultures & Festivals

Festivals at Santiniketan

Basanta Utsav

It is a colorful festivals for all Indians and known as Holi. It occurs at the end of winter when spring comes with its beauty. Falgun and Chaitra according to the Bengali calendar is the season of Dol utsav.

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.

Visva Bharoti has two main parts. Srineketan and Santineketan both are consistently called Visva Bharoti. The towns and the university are situated not too far away from the river Kopai which flows to the south.