Day 34 of #XploreBharat

#XploreBharat – Shantiniketan

‘The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence’ – Rabindranath Tagore

Before you think you have landed up at the wrong place because isn’t this supposed to be a travel post? Well then it still is, because today I intend to take you to a small yet famous town in West Bengal which is the seat of art and culture!

So let’s travel from freezing Manali to the warm Shantiniketan, the land of red soil, the land of art and Baul; the place where Tagore himself lived and the place of the renowned Vishwa Bharati University

Did you know that Shantiniketan was known as Bhuban Danga, named after a famously notorious dacoit from Bengal. It was Rabindranath’s father who bought this small piece of land and named in Shanti Niketan or the abode of peace!

And true to its name not only is it a must visit because of the Vishwa Bharati University but also for the beauty that it is.

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