Nayana’s Homestay is located in a quiet, leafy residential area of the University town of Shantiniketan, most famous for once being the home of Rabindranath Tagore, one of India’s finest authors. Infact, Nayana herself is a descendent of Tagore and is a lover of art and textiles in particular, which are especially interesting in this part of India. She will welcome you into her cosy home, but please do respect the fact that this is her home and not a hotel. There are two rooms for guests; the first has a double and single bed but no air-conditioning, the second has a double bed and is air-conditioned. Both rooms are comfortable, clean and furnished with textiles and art that Nayana has collected on her travels. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious, clean and functional; toiletries are provided. Breakfast is included and comes with delicious home-made jams. Evening meals can be brought in if ordered in advance and you can bring your own alcohol. Outside, there are plenty of options for relaxing, including the front porch, a sit out at the back of the house and a first floor terrace. The University campus is close by.
But the real highlight of a stay here is tapping into Nayana’s knowledge and enthusiasm to show parts of her town that otherwise might be missed. The walk around the adjacent rural village is a delight, Lipi’s pottery studio is a gem and the interesting handicraft shops are full of gorgeous souvenirs. I was even taken to a roadside stall for freshly fried local snacks and steaming chai where I was introduced to the friendly owner and his wife. Experiences such as this are make places like Nayana’s Homestay and Nayana, very special.

Authentic Homestay
 Central Loaction
 WiFi Available
Air Conditioning in One Room
Bring Your Own Alcohol 
Meals Available