Santiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in the Brigham district of West Bengal, India, and roughly 180 hectometer north of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).Bolpur is a metropolis in Brigham District in the state of West Bengal, India. It is 145 km north of Kolkata and is best known for the distance to Visa Bharati, The Shantiniketan Express, leaving Kolkata a little after nine in the early-morning hour, is usually crowded together by teachers, students and some local individuals. But with the onset of feast day week and winter vacation, the number of passengers had already increased manifold and today, the train was simply breaking the seams. Yet, none could deny the sense of sociability prevailing within the spaces. shape is also famous for its various periods which mark the altering seasons. The major festivals are Poush Mela (December), Maghreb (February), Basanta Utsab (March), Varsha Mangal (July-August), Sharodutsab (Oct-Nov).