Sanskriti Express, an exhibition train being run by the Indian Railways to celebrate Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's 150th birth anniversary and showcase his life and philosophy, arrived here on Saturday.

Visiting important cities across India

The special train, which was flagged off by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee in May 2010, is visiting important cities across India. It will return to Kolkata in May 2011.

Air-conditioned coaches

The train, comprising five air-conditioned coaches, will be stationed at the Hatia station from January 1 to 3.

Sanskriti Express will remain open for the public from morning to evening.

Each coach has different exhibits

The first coach showcases the life and thoughts of Tagore through photographs, while another coach, called Geetanjali, exhibits his great poems and songs.

The third, Muktodhara, exhibits his literature, whereas Chitralekha, the fourth coach, displays the paintings of the Nobel laureate as well as those of a few other eminent artists.

The last coach, Smaranika, exhibits and sells handicraft and other items from Santiniketan, the university founded by the poet.