Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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. Add Jorasanko Thakur Bari to your Kolkata (Calcutta) travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kolkata (Calcutta) online trip itinerary maker .
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  • This Tagore's ancestral home. It opulence shows the wealth of Tagore family. It is in this house Rabindranath Tagore was born and is here he breathed his last. Now it forms a part of the Rabindra Bhar...  more »
  • Interested to visit this Babu house example, however museum covered many labyrinthine rooms with dreadful background music. Unfortunately lost interest part way through.  more »
  • It is a wonderful, full of stories, picturesque place with lots of information. Not have pictures because it is forbidden to take them inside the enclosure, but that makes one pay more attention to what you are seeing, not? It is well maintained, in excellent condition. You learn a lot of Rabindranath Tagore and his family of artists.
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