Shantiniketan , Durgapur
The home and vision of Rabindranath Tagore, Shantiniketan is a small town near Bolpur, about 180 kms north of Kolkata. This university town has the famous Visva-Bharati University, whose students include Indira Gandhi, Amartya Sen and Satyajit Ray. Throughout the year, several social and cultural events happen in Shantiniketan that attracts thousands of tourists every year. Consider visiting Shantiniketan in the last week of December, where the 3 day fair known as 'Poush Mela' is held, featuring artisans, folk singers and performers.