This is the concluding part of my travelogue on Shantiniketan trip in January, 2015. If you missed the earlier posts here are the links Weekend Trip to Shantiniketan: Day-1 and Day-2: Exploring Visva Bharati and Tagore’s abode in Shantiniketan.
Day 3 – Exploring the locality and the villages nearby
I got up early that morning and set out to explore the village nearby. I wandered along the village road to feel the essence of the place. It’s been a long time I have been to a village. Here are some moments of a morning spent in rural Bengal. Hope you like them.
When I started the sky was pale blue.
I passed the green rice fields
and followed the village road
to find haystacks on both sides, a common thing to see in rural areas.
The village was waking up slowly. Women were already at the pond, doing dishes and washing
while these ducklings kept vigil on them. 🙂
The stray dogs seemed tired and busy in resting after nightlong watch.
The farmer sets out for the fields.
The sun was already above the horizon and it reminded me that I had to go back to hotel.
While returning I stood by this fishpond to see nice reflections of palm trees in the water.
With the sun shining bright the rice fields looked greener and lovelier to me.
And I collected a souvenir from the groves beside it.
Beautiful! Isn’t it? 🙂
P.S: We boarded Howrah Express from Bolpur-Shantiniketan at 1:10 pm and reach Howrah comfortably at around 3:30 pm. Cost of the trip was Rs 2300 per head. It includes train fare, accommodation, food, sightseeing and pick and drop – all of which I mentioned in detail in my previous two posts – Weekend Trip to Shantiniketan: Day-1 and Day-2: Exploring Visva Bharati and Tagore’s abode in Shantiniketan.