Shantiniketan, Birbhum

212 km from Kolkata

Shantiniketan is a town located near Bolpur. It is famous for originally being a non-denominational Ashram established by the Tagore family, the Ashrama complex is open every day except Wednesdays and is currently under consideration by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Shantiniketan is also home to the Visva-Bharati University and has literary importance thanks to Rabindranath Tagore, who wrote many of his works here.