About Shantiniketan University
Shantiniketan is an ultimate University in West Bengal. Shantiniketan University is an International University. This university was founded by the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. It is the place where there is a mixture of East & the West cultures. This university is also represents Indian traditions while incorporating other cultures and the other name of this University is Vishva-Bharati. There is also some festivals are organized in this University. The festivals accompanied by songs, dance and dramas and are held here throughout the year. There is also some shopping market inside the campus of the University. The Shops are Handicrafts & hand looms, Shantiniketan Co-operative Stores, Sarvodaya Ashram, Vishwa Bharati Shilpa Sadan and Grameen etc.
History of Shantiniketan University
Shantiniketan was initially an Ashram which was founded by Maharishi Devendranath Tagore the father of Rabindranath Tagore in the year 1863. But after him in the year 1910 his son Rabindranath Tagore converted this Ashram into an open air school with the help of five students. This five students were thye first batch of that School. This small open air school then gradually converted into a huge University and named as Shantiniketan University. There is also many interesting things of this University such as Santiniketan is that splendid sculptures, frescoes, murals and paintings of Rabindranath, Nandlal Bose, Ramkinkar, Bindobehari Mukhopadhyaya and others adorn the campus.
Weather Information of the Area of Shantiniketan University
Summer- Max.39.4 c, Min.34.3
Winter- Max.15.7, Min.12.1
125 cms ( June to September )
Heavy in July and August.
Season: Good throughout the year.
Some Popular Places to Visit near Shantiniketan University
There are many popular places are situated near this Shantiniketan University. This places are also located inside the campous of this University. They are:
Punascha and Udichi
The Bichitra or Rabindra Bhavan
Uttarayan Gardens etc.
Distance of Shantiniketan University from other Major Cities
Massanjore- 78 kms
Kendubilwa- 42 kms
Nalhati- 104 kms
Kankalitala- 7 kms
Nanoor- 23 kms
Tarapith- 80 kms.
Fullora- 40 kms
How to Reach Shantiniketan University
Reach Shantiniketan University by Road:
The distance of Shantiniketan University from Kalkata is 213 kms, fromDurgapur is 56 kms and from Sarnath is 197 kms. You can easily travel to this cities and there is well connected roads to this university from these cities. So one can easily reach there.
Reach Shantiniketan University by Railway:
The nearest railway station is Bolpur which is just 2 kms from this University. So railway is the easiest traveling media to reach to this University.
Reach Shantiniketan University by Air:
The nearest airport is Kalkata which is 213 kms away from this University. So one can come to Kalkata and easily reach to this University by Bus or Taxi.