You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning for the 3-hour drive to Shantiniketan.
Founded in 1863 with the aim of helping education go beyond the confines of the classroom, Shantiniketan grew into the Vishva Bharati University in 1921, attracting some of the most creative minds in the country. Famous alumni of this University include Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India and the Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen. Once in Shantiniketan, visit the Vishva Bharati University campus. The University is famous for its arts and music departments.
Next, take lunch (own expense) at one of the quaint restaurants.
After lunch, walk over to the house where Tagore spent several years of his life. The five houses that were owned by the family are located close by. A well curated museum is housed in one of these buildings. Visit the Prayer Hall with its beautiful glass facade.
Also spend some time walking through the streets of Shantiniketan. There are several shops selling handicrafts, leather bags, jewellery and other items made by local craftsmen.
At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to Kolkata and dropped off at your hotel.
Departure Time: 7:00 AM
Departure: Your hotel in the city of Kolkata.
Departure Details:Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
Not recommended for pregnant women and people with back problems.
Consider wearing comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Local English speaking guide
02 bottles of mineral water per person
Food or drink, unless specified
Same as departure location.
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading “Important Information”. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as: