Beautifully maintained property. Calm, peaceful, basic, yet refreshingly lovely. Excellent food prepared fresh. It is next door to the ceramic factory and a short drive to Shantiniketan. Ideal place to relax from the hustle-bustle of the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B A S A, or "BABLI SHANTI ALAYA", is the Guest-House within B.A.B.L.I [Bureau for Agro-Based/ Linked Industries]. BABLI is a rural-action project in interior Birbhum, near Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India. We also have a GUEST-HOUSE - where like-minded people, who want to spend a few days in a rural setting, away from the din of city life, can rent cottages of various types and tariffs. However, we are NOT a 'resort'/'eco-tourism centre' - the whole project is LITERALLY wild and UN-MANICURED. At the project, we explore various unconventional farming methods, aimed at rejuvenating the agriculture of the region and countering the process of rapid urbanisation by trying to support the rural culture and livelihood. Our work also aims at rejuvenating the fast-depleting forest cover of the adjoining areas, and conserving the threatened flora and fauna of the region. ... more less