Attracted by the natural beauty of this place, Rabindranath Tagore’s father Maehashi Debendranath Tagore established Shantiniketan (abode of peace) in 1863. Today the place is know as second home of Rabindranath Tagore. Vichittra and Art Gallery – Nandan will take you closer to the great poet. Natural beauty of Shantiniketan is still mesmerizing. You may visit to the Deer Park or Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary where you can found Black Buck, spotted deer, jackals, foxes and a variety of water birds. If you have time then you may consider going to Kenduli. Kenduli is the birth place of Bengal’s first famous poet – Jaydev. Jaydev composed the famous Geeta Govinda.