Places to Visit

Kaler Banshi

Kaler Banshi Visva-Bharati's, Kala Bhavana campus, in Santiniketan, among others, there is a sculptural ensemble, comprising an adult male and a female - obviously a couple, with the female holding a child on to the left flank of her body with her left arm, while the male is carrying the other child sitting on front-side basket-balance of the weighing-scale hanging from the bamboo pole carried by the man on his shoulder.

Santhal Family

Santhal Family, widely considered to be the first public Modernist sculpture in India, was made by Ramkinkar Baij in 1938 depicting a mother, father, child and dog from the Santhal tribe, carrying their few possessions with them to a new life. At first glance, these statues appear to be made of mud, but a closer inspection reveals that cement cast and laterite pebbles were the materials used.


Kankalitala is a temple town in Bolpur subdivision of Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from Bolpur on the Bolpur–Labhpur road. It is situated on the bank of the Kopai River. It is a gram panchayat under Bolpur-Sriniketan block. It is one of the Shakti Peethas where the waist (or kankal in Bengali) of Parvati fell. There are several temples in the town.

The Glass House

The Glass House (Upasana Griha) is situated in front of Santiniketan House.As per wisdom & planning of Debendranath, this House was established on 23rd December, 1891 & it is situated in front of Santiniketan House. In all important festivals of Santiniketan, Upasana or Prayer is being performed here either in the early morning or evening


Khoai is situated along the canal after Shyambati, which is a valley of un-even red soil and beautiful trees (Sonajhuri). Local artisans sell their products, sitting under trees with products ranging from handmade clothes to paintings, green vegetables to wooden ornaments.

Amar Kutir

Amar Kutir, Tourists interested in purchasing handicrafts and artefacts can visit Amar Kutir, which is located close to Santiniketan. This was a society by Rabindranath Tagore, to develop the art and craft of the village folk.This society’s building was an ashram once where political prisoners of the British period were kept. The society is now known to produce handicrafts and goods like bamboo and batik crafts, Kantha stitched saris, dokra jewellery and many more.


Chatimtala Rabindranath's father, Debendranath Tagore during his travel to Raipur took rest & performed meditation (Upasana) at Chatimtala in 1862. Moved by the peace and tranquility of this place Debendranath decided to set up Santiniketan Ashram right there.

Black House (Kalo Bari)

Black House (Kalo Bari) In between Sangeet Bhavan & Kala Bhavan, Black House (Kalo Bari) is situated where students of Kala Bhavan were residing. This Bhavan is built in 1934 as per wish of Tagore & planning of Nandalal Basu, Surendranath Kar and Ramkinkar Baiz.

Ratan Kuthi

Ratan Kuthi It was constructed in memory of Ratanji Tata in 1923, which is still utilised as Guest House. It's located at the north of present Viswa Bharati Co-operative Society and at the north-east corner of old Paus Mela ground.