Santiniketan Holiday:
For the Wanderlust of the Wandering Minstrel (Baul) in You

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Surrounding Places of Santiniketan:

Kankalitala :kankalitala While at first glance appearing to be no more than a modest rural temple, a closer examination of the Kankalitala Mandir reveals a unique. ( Distance: 9 KM-10KM)

To those devout people who have been fascinated by the eternal feminine power that creates and then absorbs all lesser mortal creations back in her womb, Kankalitala is a place worth not just a visit but a memory. Imagine the different facets of womanhood. The shrine of Goddess Kali at Kankalitala epitomises the generous and destructive forms of the divine mother. There are legends associated with the place. There are beliefs in the local folklore that show how revered and powerful the Goddess is. Well, the buck stops here.
To know the exact fact file and the legends, check into Bolpur once. We will do the rest. We will make sure that when you return you will have more than a legend to share with your friends and family. We will give you a lifetime experience and a story that you will cherish while sipping coffee on the verandah of your sky rise apartment

Nanoor Kinnahar :Nanoor

Welcome to the birthplace of Kirtan-one of the most revered forms of devotional music in India. Nanoor is the birthplace of not only Chandidas but also his brainchild-Kirtan, that evolved with his work Vaishnav Padavali.
Located in the valley sandwiched between the rivers Ajay and Mayurakshi, Kinnahar is a sleepy hamlet that has been the inspiration behind many a lyrical work of Rabindranath Tagore and even Satyajit Ray.
How about breathing in fresh air of the hamlet that still offers the simplicity of the rural folk and the colours of the Ras Mela? In fact it also happens to be the birthplace of the first citizen of India-the President Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Savour the elegance of Bengal’s rural life and bask in the reflected glory of a tiny hamlet that has a heart large.

Bakreshwar:bakeswar

A major pilgrimage centre for devouts, Bakreswar houses the famous Bakreswar temple dedicated to the Adi Shakti. Counted among one of the 51 Shakti Peeths, the temple is a major spot in the religious lives of Hindus. Legend has it that the sage Astavakra had gained the blessings of Lord Shiva after severe penance. Located on the banks of the Bakreswar river, it adds to the attractions located in the periphery of Bolpur Shantiniketan. There are legends waiting to be explored and shared. Should we say more?

Tarapith :tarapith

The highest seat of Tantric school of worship of Goddess Kali, Tarapith woes tourists with its sacred and melancholy charms. The place sacred owing to the grand temple dedicated to the Adi Shakti where people make offerings to seek the blessings of the divine mother. Yet on another note the place is melancholy because it houses the burning ghat where raging flames of funeral pyres light up the night sky. Be it the offerings of devotees or the last rites for heavenly abode, Tarapith reconciliates with Tantra philosophy through its connections with the body (Tan) and sacrifice (Tran). Tantra when segregated becomes Tan se Tran.

Lavpur-Fullara :luvpur

Part of the 51 spot Adi Shakti Peethas community across the world, Lavpur is a religious retreat for the devout souls. The place is also known for the Ras Yatra and the worship of the local village deity Maa Rakha Kali. Birth place of the eminent Bengali writer Tarashankar Bandhopadhyay, the place has a special significance for the Bengali culture vulture.

Saintha- Nandesawari :sainthia nandeswari

Counted among the 51 Adi Shakti Peethas in the world, Sainthia-Nandeswari is hot spot of religion and worship for devotees of Goddess Kali. Standing at a distance of nearly 44 kilometers from Bolpur Shantiniketan, it also houses the tomb of the Muslim saint Ana Pir.

Massanjore :

masanjore

Located 75 kilometers away from Bolpur, the place stands in the banks of the river Mayurakshi. A hub of tourism and the house of the famous Massanjore dam, this place serves Santhali folklore, broad mountains, river and the dam on the platter. A great place for an outing with friends and family, the place boasts of a pollution free environment and is a gateway to Jharkhand.

Joydev_Mela_Kenduli

Joydev-Kenduli :

A distraction from the centers of the Shakta sect of Hinduism, the place is known for the many temples of Vaishnav sect. Argued by many to be the birthplace of the poet Jaydev from where the place derives its name the place is famous for beautiful terracotta architecture of the temples. The biggest attraction of the place though is the Joydev mela, an annual extravaganza that witnesses the confluence of Bauls, Darveshis, Vaishnavs and the local artists and artisans.

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