How to reach

Location (General):
State : West Bengal
Distt. : Birbhum.
Town : Bolpur (Santiniketan)
P.O. : Santiniketan
Which is the University Town of Visvabharati set up by Rabindranath Tagore.

Location (Specific):
Area: Ballavpur Village, P.O. Santiniketan. About 3.5 km. from ‘Uttarayan‘. Available on GPS

Prominent landmarks nearby :

  1. The road, left from the Shyambati crossing, alongside the Mayurakshi canel leads to Prakriti Bhavan.
    A little beyond is Amar kutir the famous outlet for rural handicrafts.
  2. Opp. to Prakriti Bhavan is the Deer Sanctuary and two large marshy water bodies home to migratory birds in winter.
  3. Adjacent to Prakriti Bhavan is the Sonajuri forest dotted with seven rock nature sculptures of birds. The Sonibarer Haat is held here every Saturday.
  4. At the back of Prakriti Bhavan is the Ballavpur Santhal village. A traditional home of Santhals.
    A very natural pictorial setting that is a veritable Eco-Tourism zone in Santiniketan.

Rail: Very convenient rail links from Howrah (Kolkata) that takes about 3 hrs. journey time fastest being Santiniketan Express 10:10 A.M. (Howrah) to 12-20 p.m. (Bolpur)
1:10 P.M. (Bolpur) to 3:40 P.M. (Howrah)

Road: By car/hired taxi etc. The highway is in good shape.
Local transportation is by Toto, rickshaw, auto-rickshaw, and hired cars.

Stay: There are more than 50 lodges & hotels in Bolpur and Santiniketan of different ranges where tourists can stay.


  • The red gravel canal par road leading to Prakriti Bhavan has converted into a metal road. The Ranga Matir path may have vanished but the place has become more accessible.
  • Transportation has improved with the induction of the ‘Toto’ – battery operated six-seater vehicle.
  • Prakriti Bhavan Museum may be noted from the canal par road itself with the Arch Gateway made in the style of the Uttarayan Mandir.
  • Free parking space in front of the museum has been expanded and the two entry and exit roads to the parking has been improved.
  • Tea stall in the adjacent land has come up & is being mentored by Prakiti Bhavan like a Museum Canteen. Tea, Coffee & Snacks can be had in a picturesque setting, Meals can be ordered too.
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