Ekantika homestay at Shantiniketan is the perfect place to unwind your soul

Ekantika homestay at Shantiniketan is the perfect place to unwind your soul



Want to spend a day or two far away from the madding crowd? Here is the perfect destination for you, only 4 hours drive from Kolkata you will reach an air-conditioned traditional cottage at Santiniketan, Bolpur, India.

Ekantika Cottage is looked after by a relative of one of the families who took care of Shantiniketan under Rabindranath Tagore.

It’s a fully air-conditioned traditional hut in closeness to the university grounds among Sriniketan and Shantiniketan. Interesting that this comfortable spot was begun by a family exceptionally near Rabindranath Tagore and who was one of nine families to have worked with Rabindranath Tagore to do crafted by Shantiniketan.


Acclaimed social activist Nabakumar Mukhopadhyay child Priyam Mukherjee and his wife, Ritapa — another notable Rabindrasangeet artist — take care of the bungalow now.

The accommodation comprises of one room with five beds (an additional bed can be given on the off chance that you are six individuals). The room has a connected dressing unit and restroom, just as a very much supplied library with books on Tagore, music, verse, and expressions just as fiction. The charges are INR 3,500 every day for three individuals, including breakfast. Additional beds can be accommodated INR 750 each.


The cottage serves traditional Bengali cuisine made with local produce served as a “Thali” which are charged separately at moderate rates for in-house guests.

Thik chholar dal, begun pora, posto bhapa, mangshor jhol, jhingey posto, ilisher doi ombol, sobjir tok and that’s just the beginning. Everything is filled in as a thali — they have a few veg and non-veg choices. For example, the fish thali will have two nearby fish arrangements, two uncommon vegetable dishes, dal, bhaaja and a teto dish, and chaatni/mishti. In the event that you need lamb, do tell them ahead of time.

Details below:

  1. Veg Thali: Rs. 130 per person
  2. Egg Thali: Rs 150 per person
  3. Fish Thali: Rs. 275 per person
  4. Chicken Thali: Rs. 250 per person
  5. Mutton Thali: Rs. 350 per person

Breakfast up to 5 guests + 1 kid (up to 5 yrs) Complimentary

The most ideal approach to arrive is to take a train. There are numerous that withdraw from Howrah station, for example, the Shantiniketan Express. It requires around three hours to get to Bolpur. From that point, you can take one of the auto-rickshaw or recruit a vehicle.

No gatherings or occasions allowed after 12 PM (noon). This is a home offered to the visitors.


There is another homestay at the same campus called Nababithika, which can accommodate 8 persons for INR 8500 with additional service charges.

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