Shantiniketan. Established in 1863 by Rabindranath Tagore’s father, Debendranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore started experimental open-air classes for students in 1901 and called it Shantiniketan or the Abode of Peace. Gurudev Tagore developed this small school for five students to a huge educational institution of international repute and called it Vishwa Bharati University. Tagore's vision was a world where man exists in perfect harmony with nature. Shantiniketan is the embodiment of serenity and peace, far removed from the concrete jungle. His motto was to teach one and all blending the east into west and putting the students nearer to nature with all the latest knowledge. He also expected that the knowledge and education from this University would be distributed by the students to the rural area of India. Nearly 220 km from Kolkata, Shantiniketan is the most famous and easily accessible tourist destination of west Bengal. Various courses including science and fine arts are taught in natural environments.
Shantiniketan celebrates Basantautsav and Poushmela with great heritage.
The nearest airport is in Kolkata approx. 212 km.RAIL
The nearest rail siation is Bolpur, 2 km away.is well connected with Howrah and Sealdah.ROAD
Good motorable roads connect Shantiniketan with Kolkata 213 km (The distance of Bolpur from Panagarh 44, from Burdwan 48 and from Calcutta 119), Durgapur 56 km, Sarnath 197 km.