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Deer Park

It is located near Sriniketan, 3 kms from Santiniketan. Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary (popular as Deer Park) was established in 1977. Originally, the area was a fast eroding "Khowai". It is now a large wooded area with herds of deer and makes a natural bird sanctuary.

Labhpur

Labhpur is a little known getaway near Bolpur Santiniketan in Birbhum district. The picturesque settings make Labhpur an ideal weekend destination, far from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet so close to home. The Kanuri river flows nearby, winding its way through lush green fields and red soil.

Babli

Incurable romantics thirsting for rural experience minus the warts of village India will find a perfect hideout in Babli. The 12.5 acres of farm, orchard, vegetable garden, pond, pen and barn provide a complete natural therapy to wash away the grit and grime of urban existence.

Kankalitala

Kankalitala is a temple town in Bolpur Subdivision of Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from Bolpur on the Bolpur–Labhpur road.

Tarapith

Tarapith is about 80kms from Bolpur shantiniketan. Nearest railway station is Rampurhath. It is one of the Sakti peethas and believed to be one of the 51 piths of Goddess Sati.

Bakreswar

Bakreswar is 45 km from Bolpur and 65 Km from Rampurhat. Bakreswar is associated with the name of the sage “Asta-Bakra”, the place is renowned for its numerous hot springs and temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

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