It is a small town near Bolpur in Birbhum district of West Bengal, India,approximately 180 kilometres north of Kolkata.It was made famous by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, whose vision became what is now a university town (Visva-Bharati University) that attracts thousands of visitors each year. It is also a tourist attraction because Rabindranath Tagore wrote many of his literary classics here, and his house is a place of historical importance.