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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. You can visit the House where he died, as well as a very comprehensive museum chronicling his life and his work.
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  • This house is very important to bengalis. Go at the time of Birthday celebration of Tagore. Various programs being held that time every year. 
  • This is an iconic place. But its hardly patronised. Few tourists and locals amble in but that is all. The place is maintained by the State Govt but without any proper promotion. The place is located i...  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.