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UTTOR PHALGUNI FAMILY GUEST HOUSE

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Rahul

UTTOR PHALGUNI FAMILY GUEST HOUSE

4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath

The space

The cottage has one double and two single beds. There is a small kitchen area with gas stove to make tea and coffee, a western-style bathroom with hot/cold water shower and a veranda with beautiful views across a stream which runs into the local river called Kopai. We can provide information on walks and cycle rides through local tribal villages situated around us.. We can also arrange car and cycle hires. We are located near the Viswabharati University(4kms) which was founded by the famous poet-laurate of India, Rabindranath Tagore. We also provide very good breakfast and supper cooked at home, for an extra cost. Guests are free to mingle with our family and enjoy the garden in a very peaceful atmosphere, no sound pollution and surrounded by nature. Our three children, who are home schooled, are excelent area guides and would love to show you around. Our family guest house located in the rural West Bengal, India is surrounded by lush paddy fields and smiling tribal children is ideal for pondering, or just relaxing and it's proximity to the University makes it easy to access city amenities. We are a good family host. The major attraction around us is ofcourse the tribal villages and a very nice Santali(tribal) museum. There is also the University whose Department of Arts, the Tibetan, Japanese and Chinese Centres are very famous. There's an unique local and indigeneous local craft production and selling place called Amar Kutir which is about 6kms from us. Restaurants are about 3kms from our place. Shops are about 2kms away. The nearby public transit, 8kms away, is the Bolpur train station of the Indian Railways, which connects Calcutta and other major Indian cities quite conveniently.
Our place is easily connected to Calcutta and the University, where various events and cultural activities take place on a regular basis. Our family is culturally and racially mixed, so we understand the Indian and European/American traditions well. Our children are tri-lingual with English as their first and Bengali as their second languages and they speak and understand Santali-the local tribal language- fluently. My wife and I are bi-lingual and English and Bengali are our languages.

Amenities

Essentials
Laptop friendly workspace
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Shampoo

House Rules

No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon) and check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

44 Reviews

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Miriam
November 2014
Another wonderful stay at Uttor Phalguni! Rahul arranged hired bicycles for us to ride around on, which was a great bonus. November's weather made it a perfect time to visit Shantiniketan.
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Miriam
April 2014
Our stay at Rahul's family guesthouse was just what we needed. The house and area were peaceful and clean, the food was delicious and the family a joy to spend time with. They gave us some great ideas of things to do in the area. If you do not require to stay in the immediate …
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Soham
December 2017
The host canceled this reservation 15 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
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Jyoti
November 2017
Our stay at Uttor Phalguni was the most amazing and wonderful experience for us. The solitude along with a very caring and wonderful Host, made this visit complete. would love to and will be visiting it soon.
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Rajsri
November 2017
We were a group 4 who traveled, the experience was simply stunning and surreal. Now that I am back to my routine life, I go back to this place every now and then in my thoughts, it has left that deep an impression. First of all it is very easy to locate this place. Every one know…
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Response from Rahul:
Thanks for coming, you guys. Do come back for a longer stay!
November 2017
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Alexandra
October 2017
Serene, tucked-away place, perfect for a glimpse of rural Bengal, with paddy fields and a river nearby. Superb home cooked food, and an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality. Just one flaw: while the mattress for the double bed is great, the ones for the single beds were a bit too…
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Response from Rahul:
Thank You
October 2017
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Prachi
October 2017
We have stayed at Uttor Phalguni seven times over the last couple of years, and it has become a kind of second home. I am writing another review to say that the place continues to be as good as when we first stayed there. Rahul is an extremely generous host, and the grounds and l…

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Santiniketan, IndiaJoined in August 2012
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44 Reviews
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I was a documentary film maker and love to cook, enjoy reading and the other arts. Home schooling my children is a challenge that I love. Enjoy budget travelling and passionate about music. But my main concern is about the tribal kids in our area, especially about their primary …
Languages: Bengali, English, Hindi
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