The SpaceI'd like to rent 2 private rooms (a matrimonial one and a studio) in my amazing place in Santiniketan. The place is particularly suitable for writers, performers and artists in residence or just for a short period of tourism
Our Theatre House was established in 1990 as a center for practical research in Indian performative disciplines. Here, in natural surroundings, we have created conditions for study, training and performing work.
During the winter, from December to February/March at Theatre House, are going on workshops of Gotipua and Chhau dances, Kalripayattu Martial art, Baul music and yoga. In the middle of January, from 11th to 15th we organize the Sadhu Mela, an open meeting with a large number of monks from different currents of Hinduism.
Theatre House is located within a large tribal rural zone cultivated with ancient methods.
There are no big cities in vicinity and we are only few kilometres away from Santiniketan- Bolpur (3 hours by train from Calcutta).
Santiniketan is well known all over India and abroad thanks to Rabindra Nath Tagore, Indian poet and Nobel Prize winner, who founded here the International University “Visva-Bharati”. In Santiniketan you can visit the University which is situated in a beautiful park with a very special architecture and the Tagore Museum.
Situated on the edge of the forest, our center with its four houses, during performing activity provides accommodation for up to 40 people. The complex includes a kitchen with a large dinning-room, a central performance hall with a traditional clay floor and an outdoor performing space.
The center is provided with nearly 4 acres of land that include paddy fields, vegetable garden and fruit orchard, all cultivated with organic methods. There is also a large pond.
If you want you can eat with us with a cheep extra charge for the meals. The diet is based on Indian cuisine prepared with homegrown food and homemade dairy products. The drinking water comes from two deep underground sources and is thoroughly filtered.
Please note that the price of 20 euros is for a room with a matrimonial bed . If you are 3 persons the price is 30 euros, there a studio with a single bed. If you are two persons but you want to rent the entire suite ( the room with matrimonial bed plus the studio) the price is 30 euros (then, please book as you are 3).
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Eleonora Guest AccessThe guests have the access to all the compound and to our theater activity: the garden, the hall with concerts and performances, the dining room, etc.
there is also a sharing kitchen for them. Interaction with GuestsWe respect the desire of the guests. If they likes their privacy, we will be very discrete. Other way, they can interact with all the staff and artists of theatre house, who are very friendly. For the foreigners, it will be a wonderful opportunity to come in contact with traditional artists and with Shantali tribes The NeighborhoodIn our surroundings there are Santali tribal villages in adobe, very nice and well maintained, there is Amar Kutir, a well known handcraft cooperative and (4 km far) the famous University founded by Rabindranath Tagore with a lot of Festivals and cultural activity. Getting AroundWe cannot provide any transportation, you have to rent a taxi, autoriksha, riksha, which are always available or we can book for you. If you have your car, the parking is included in our listing.
From Kolkata airport, you have to reach Howrah Station. There you will find many trains to Bolpur/Santiniketan, one of the best is the Santiniketan Express, departure time around 10 o'clock a.m.- arrival arount 13.00 a.m. From Bolpur/Santiniketan station, you can take a taxi or riksha, if the driver doesn't know Theatre House (Abani's Ashram), you ask for Amar Kutir (Bollovpur_Sriniketan), every one knows this cooperative, Amar Kutir has a shoop, you ask there for Abani, we are 10 minuts walking. We can came also to receive you at Bolpur/Santiniketan Station.