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Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Admire a red, three-story colonial mansion with cream bordures, latticed guardrails, and dark green louvers at Jorasanko Thakur Bari, the ancestral home of the Tagore family. Built in 1785, the complex now houses Rabindra Bharati University. The main building in which Rabindranath Tagore, the poet and first non-European Nobel laureate, was born and died has now been converted into a museum. See a photo exhibition and personal belongings of Rabindranath, as well as some of his paintings. Relax in the green inner courtyard of this 35,000 sq m (376,737 sq ft) complex, and see a Soviet-made bust of Tagore on a marble pedestal. Put Jorasanko Thakur Bari into our Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Jorasanko was the ancestral home of the Tagores. Its main attraction is of course that the Noble Laureate Rabindranath Tagore was born here, lived here and died here. Some of his most critical works w...  more »
  • In the family residence of the poet as a museum you can admire Tagore's at the time premises and everyday objects. Also the design of the premises, as well as several paintings and photographs bear witness to the many residencies of the poet, as well as his cultural examination of the respective countries.
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  • This is the historical place in India because Kabi Guru Rabindranath Tagore was born this house. Jorashanko Thakurbari and Rabindra Bharati University is the same arena, not to get confused. Location ...  more »
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  • My luck was bad because when i was in there it was closed. Beautiful place and old buildings i saw from outside gate. Neat and clean and good environment. Lots of trees and garden also in there.
  • Amazed to be there. Such a wonderfull experience to visit Rabindranath's birthplace, and to see the things he used. Such a peacefull place.
  • birthplace of Kabiguru Rabindra Nath Thakur, a beautiful house!
  • Everyone of us know about Rabindranath Tagore, the great writer, poet, artist and nobel prize winner. This was his birthplace and home and its a marvelous peace of architecture and history. Its a must visit place if you want to have a look at the richness of his life.
  • This is the place of our proud. Indian great poet Rabindranath Thakur's birth place.