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Mother House, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Mother House is the site of Mother Teresa's tomb and contains a small museum dedicated to the founder of the Missionaries of Charity. The simple white tomb is always covered with flowers and heartwarming messages written in yellow petals. See sandals and saris the humanitarian wore on her many missions, and visit the room in which she slept on a camp bed. Take a picture under the statue of Mother Teresa, holding a rosary in one hand and blessing the visitors with the other. Take a look at our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip generator to schedule your visit to Mother House and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I feel this is also a must visit for visitors to Kolkata. Very unassuming and quiet place. A tribute to Mother Terresa. Can offer and pray peacefully and pay respect to the Mother.  more »
  • This is one of the best places to have some awesome foods, the place is best in its class. services are good.  more »
  • This was the home of Mother Theresa where she lived the last 50 or so years of her life. Her small bed with a simple bed and mattress was simple and reflected Mother Theresa as a person with such humi...  more »
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  • The best place in all of India! So much peace and joy! Absolutely worth a visit and I recommend staying at least for a few days to volunteer with the sisters! Be sure to attend Holy Mass any day at 6am or their time of prayer at 6:30pm!
  • The most peaceful place in Kolkata. You can see where Mother Theresa's room and of course, pay respect in her final place. There's also a museum to visit.
  • Was really touched during my visit to Mother house. A small memorial for a large than life human. Must see due anyone visiting Kolkata. Allocate and hour die this and do take time to browse the books and photos from Mother Teresa's life.
  • Pray that you can get a fraction of her compassion. The place is simple as Saint Teresa herself, but this is the place where it all begins
  • There is a positive atmosphere all around. Many foreigners are visiting the site and overall its a good time of my life