Rabindranath Tagore’s presence in the lives of the Bengalis has been like this song written by the great poet himself. The songs, poems and his other literary works have been a blessing to us and would continue to be so, forever….. “Bohe nirontoro ononto anandadhara…….” (The showers of eternal bliss flows forever) (Rabindranath Tagore, Bhaanga Gaan, written on 1897) However, my acquaintance with the famous … Continue reading Rabindranath Tagore – The Bard whose works will never lose their relevance.
When we decided for a vacation in Shantiniketan last winter, our motto was pretty clear – taste the flavour of Birbhum and bask in serenity! Though there are plenty of resorts and hotels in the heart of the town, we chose the eco-stay homestay, Madol, which is some 15 minutes’ drive from the Visva Bharati, amidst lush green fields. Where to stay in Shantiniketan? Madol … Continue reading Shantiniketan Resorts and Food Joints
An Abode of Peace Approximately 163 kms from Kolkata lies this small town, Shantiniketan – an ideal place to revive and rejuvenate your soul. The land of bauls, the land of art and culture, the dream place of Rabindra Nath Tagore, Shantiniketan, is now also a great weekend destination and attracts tourists from all over the world. History In 1863, when Maharshi Debendranath Tagore founded … Continue reading Weekend Destination Near Kolkata – Shantiniketan