Tarapith is a little sanctuary town close Rampurhat in Birbhum region of the Indian territory of West Bengal, known for its Tantric sanctuary and its bordering incineration grounds where sādhanā are performed.
Santiniketan is a residential community close Bolpur in the Birbhum area of West Bengal, India, around 160 km north of Kolkata.
Early morning you will proceed to Tarapith, one of the famous pilgrim places of West Bengal. Enroute visit Bakreswar (Shiva) Temple, Ma Bhavatarini Temple and famous hot springs where you can take a bath in the mineral enriched water which is said to have several therapeutic effects. Later you will drive to Tarapith, regarded as one of the 52 Shakti Peethams of India devoted to Ma Tara (another form of Kali). It is a small temple town, known for its Tantric temple and its adjoining cremation (Maha Smashan) grounds where sadhana (tantric rituals) are performed. On arrival check into your hotel. Overnight stay at Tarapith.
Today early morning visit the Tantric Hindu Temple is dedicated to the goddess Tara, a fearsome Tantric aspect of the Devi, the chief temples of Shaktism. After breakfast check out from hotel & transfer to Shantiniketan. This place was founded in 1901 by Noble Laureate Shri. Rabindra Nath Tagore who visualized a perfect harmony of humanity with nature. Arrive & Check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Amar Kutir (Handicraft Center) near Kopai River & rest of the evening at leisure to enjoy the peace & serenity of this place. Overnight stay at Shantiniketan.
After breakfast visit, Visva – Bharati University Campus, the complex at “Uttarayan” (Udayan, Shyamali, Konarak, Udichi & Punaschha houses of Tagore), Art Gallery, Museum. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at Shantiniketan.
Note : University and Uttarayan Complex remain closed on Wednesday (fullday) & Thursday (halfday)
In the morning after breakfast drive back to Kolkata with sweet memories to transfer to airport or railway station.
Note : It is advisable to arrive Kolkata one day earlier or reach by early morning flight/train latest by 08 AM to start your tour and book your departure train/flight during evening only after 6 PM.
DAY 1 Kolkata to Tarapith via Bakreswar (295 kms / 7 hrs drive)
DAY 2 Tarapith – Shantiniketan (70 kms / approx 1 & half hrs)
DAY 3 Shantiniketan Sightseeing
DAY 4 Shantiniketan – Kolkata (210 kms / 4 hrs)
Flight not Included