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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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  • The beautiful remains ancestral of Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize for literature and glory of Bengal. I visited this House led by a local guide. She is a very comprehensive museum chronicling his life and his work. I found pity it is forbidden to photograph. I was able to enter the room where he died, I was struck by the reverence this great writer has received
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  • The Museum is interesting. Well reflects the interesting life of R. Tagore. The special spaces on the travel of Tagore, Japan, China, Russia, USA and Western Europe. Engage.
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  • If you like Bengali Literature then you should visit this place al least for one thime, because this is the place where Rabindranath Tagore wrote may of this story, poem etc.  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.