How to Reach

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Santiniketan

Santiniketan is situated at a distance of around 212 km from Kolkata by road. Reaching Santiniketan is not so difficult. One can reach here by road, rail, or air.

Air: The nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (Kolkata Airport). From here, Santiniketan is connected by road and rail.

Rail: Bolpur-Santiniketan is the railway station for Santiniketan. It is two and a half to three hours by train from Howrah and Sealdah stations. For schedules, please check the Indian Railways website.

Road: Santiniketan is connected with Kolkata by an excellent road (around 60% of the of the road is an excellent 4-lane freeway). But then around ~70km starting from Panagarh are narrow and bumpy roads with traffic jams around the clock). From Kolkata, travel to Dankuni and take the Durgapur Expressway. It is now part of NH2. It will bypass Saktigarh and Bardhaman. At Panagarh (Darjeeling More), turn right. After the highway crosses the Ajay River, take the road to the right at Ilambazar and proceed towards Bolpur. At the Santiniketan-Sriniketan junction (also called Surul More), take the road to the left. State owned buses connect the nearest cities with Santiniketan. Many tourist service providers arrange package tours by A/C deluxe buses to Santiniketan from Kolkata.