Shantiniketan, also known as Santiniketan, is a famous town in West Bengal. This town was established by Maharshi Debendranath Tagore and was later on expanded by Rabindranath Tagore. Previously, this town was known by the name of Bhubandanga but after the establishing an ashram, its name was changed to Shantiniketan.
Surrounded by the scenic surroundings, Shantiniketan Ashram is a place where people from all religions arrive for meditation. It is elevated at a height of 500 feet above the sea level. The terrains of this town, in a majority, are flat and suitable for growing Kharif crops. The climate of Shantiniketan is defined as sub-tropical in nature. During summers, the median temperatures touch 38°C and during winters, the same drops down around 15°C. The town of Shantiniketan gets an ample downpour with an annual average of 3200 mm.
There are sufficient places to visit in Shantiniketan. The notable travel destinations that are visited extensively include the names like Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary, Santiniketan Griha, Rabindra Bhavan, Nandan Art Museum & Gallery, Prakriti Bhavan Nature Art Museum etc.