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How to Reach Shantiniketan

Shantiniketan was founded by Rabindranath Tagore in 1901. The Vishva-Bharati University of Shantiniketan is famous as it represents Indian traditions, and as well as carries the best aspects of other cultures. Now, how to reach Shantiniketan is not a hurdle, as it will take just two and a half hour to reach the place from Kolkata by train.

Shantiniketan does not have its own airport, but still if you are planning to reach here by air, then you have to fly to Kolkata, as it is the nearest airport of Shantiniketan. It is located around 211km from here. All major cities of country are connected by the daily flights from the Calcutta. After reaching Calcutta how to reach Shantiniketan is not a problem, as regular train and buses are available for Shantiniketan.

Bolpur is the most approximate railhead of Shantiniketan, which is just 2 km from it. Trains from Calcutta, Hawrah and Sealdah connect Bolapur to the rest of country. Shantiniketan Express, Howrah-Bolpur Shantiniketan Express, Hawrah-Jamalpur Express, Sealdah-Mughalsarai Express, Kanchenjunga Express, Danapur Express, Vishwabharati Fast Passanger and Tarapith Passanger are the major trains available to reach Shantiniketan. You can take a cycle rickshaw to reach Shantiniketan from Bolapur.

Reaching by road is another preferred option for how to reach Shantiniketan. It is connected to Calcutta by (Bolapur-Panagarh-Burdwan-Calcutta route), Durgapur and Sarantha by a good road network. Regular buses are available to reach these places.

Local buses and cycle rickshaws are the local means of transportation. You can make use of these transport facilities as per your convenience. At the end you will find how to reach Shantiniketan is not a barrier to reach.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/12