Saturday, January 30, 2010

My trip to Shantiniketan

Some time back we went for a short trip to Shantiniketan (it is approx 180 kms from Kolkata)Rabindranath Tagore's many classics have been written there. Shantiniketan is home to Viswa- Bharati University.

Thanks to our in-house travel agent, my cousin, who has so much knowledge about any place, especially in India, that it never ceases to amaze me!

You just have to tell her...hey i want to visit Shantiniketan, could you let me know the stuff that I should definitely not miss !

And well, not only do I get a list, i get details on the history, how to get there, what to expect and where to stay...she is so enthusiastic about travel and seeing new places that doing something like this is a passion for her. Lucky me! This time she also accompanied us.

Here are some pictures of Shantiniketan and areas in and around Shantiniketan. We saw some lovely teracotta temples near Shantinekatan and Bakura.

Shantinketan was a wonderful experience. We went there in the later part of monsoons. The weather was nice and it was beautifully green all around. I loved Shantiniketan. There are some lovely structures there, especially the prayer hall.The peace and tranquility helped us de-stress and we came back rejuvenated.