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The very name of Santiniketan (also spelled Shantiniketan) reminds a traveller of the India’s only literature noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore. But long before Rabindranath brought Santiniketan to limelight, it was his father Debendranath Tagore, who set up an Ashram here. Before the place named Santiniketan, it was known as Bhubandanga, named after Bhuban Dacoit. Debendranath found the place really peaceful and named it Santiniketan, abode of peace.

Rabindranath Tagore set up a school here and later in 1913, when he received Noble Prize; the school was expanded and made university. Today, Santiniketan is not only a centre of learning but it has also become a quick getaway from Kolkata. Every year thousands of travellers visit Santiniketan to get a feel of the place and to unde + more about Santiniketan

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