Your stay here would not be in rooms or cottages. It will be in a two floor mud house with a living room, bed room, two balconies, and an attached western toilet and bathroom. The houses have been made exactly the way Santal tribes make their homes in this part of West Bengal. There is a huge pond inside the resort where you can enjoy swimming like the kids swim in their village ponds. There are huge playgrounds and lot of fruit trees and indoor games to keep you busy. You can enjoy life in a village by choosing this stay and, at the same time, have access to all the modern comforts you get in a city.
How to reach
It is 166 kms away from Kolkata.
Nearest railway station: Bolpur Santiniketan
Nearest bus stop: Jamuni bus stop, Santiniketan
Pick up and drop can be provided on actual cost from Bolpur Santiniketan railway station to the eco stay. You can also hire a taxi directly from Kolkata to the eco stay.
Buy local produce/handicraft: Santiniketan is the hub of creativity. You can get here dress material made of Katha stitch, Batik prints, Block prints, Cotton sarees, Handmade jewellery, Black rice, Terracotta, Ceramic pottery, lot of creative Jute stuff like lamps, rugs, bags etc.
Shantiniketan is known for cycling. From richest to the poorest, all drive the same bicycle. Cycle is the main mode of transport here. So, cycle around green fields and farms with ponds located every 5 mins away.
- Swim in the pond
- Village tour
- Meet and interact with the Santal tribes
- Pluck fruits and enjoy (Chickoo, Orange, Mango)
- Visit to Rabindranath Tagore’s museum, Shantiniketan university, Buy authentic local handicraft from Amar Kutir, Alcha
- Tribal dance
- Bowl music
- Rent cycles to roam around the town
Transportation cost for different visits will be as per actuals.
|Wifi||At least 33% campus is green|
|Hot water||Major construction is non concrete|
|Parking||Use of power saving devices like LED bulbs|
|Homegrown vegetables||Own electricity generation (Solar panels, wind mills etc)|
|Facility to pluck and eat fresh fruits||No polythene zone|
|Home made milk. cheese, butter||Organic farming|
|Local cuisine||Segregate waste before disposing|
|Showcase of local art, culture, folk dance, music||Compost of food and organic waste|
|Availability of local handicraft||Rainwater harvesting|
|Employment of local people|
|Encourage employment of women|