Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali polymath and Nobel prize laureate, had laid the foundation stone of Vishvabharti (meaning the ‘communion with the world’) in the year 1901. This incredible campus lures students from far and wide and is erected on the edifice of Tagore’s dreams and aspirations. Domestic as well as international visitors come here for some enriching experiences—they include painters, scholars, realtors, language enthusiasts, artists and people from all other walks of life.
Vishvabharti, an important public central university of India, is best known for its association with the works of Rabindranath Tagore (Gurudeb). Post independence, it attained the status of a fully fledged university and is now known as the Vishva Bharati University, West Bengal. Steeped in knowledge and learning , the interiors and landscaped gardens of this sprawling university are far removed from the rest of the world and offer enchanting experiences to students and tourists alike.
Some of the noteworthy places of interest in the complex are Shantiniketan Griha (Tagore’s childhood haunt), Chhatimtala (the very tree under the shade of which Tagore conceived the idea of constructing such a place), Upasana griha (prayer hall), Amro Kunjo (where students in canary yellow costumes take lessons in their open -air classrooms) and Chaiti (a mud house structure) and so forth. A must visit for all Tagore lovers and others too!
|Timings||All days of the week 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|