Mother House, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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. Plan my trip to Kolkata (Calcutta) with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Amazing place - well laid out. Friendly sisters around to answer questions. Very peaceful, and good exhibits telling about Mother Teresa's life and history. Free memento given to everyone as you leave...  more »
  • We were able to visit this wonderful place of work & caring. It’s amazing to see so many personal objects from Mother Theresa’s life in the museum. She was so familiar and yet a world away. We were al...  more »
  • Definitely worth visiting. Beware the museum is closed on Thursdays. It will not take long to visit but it is interesting to see where Mother Teresa started her work. You are allowed to see her tomb a...  more »
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  • Mother Teresa's home. A silent place to pray. The belongings of Mother is still there, the room she lived and her resting place. Some of the great things she did is mentioned there. her noble prize and many more
  • Love this place very much.. whenever i visit this place i feel the power of religion.. Here even all people a helpful and loving.
  • Super humbling to see Mother Theresa's room and final resting place. Museum is small but poignant. Nuns at the house are super nice and speak English well. Highly recommended if in Kolkata.
  • Calm place. It has the tomb of mother teresa. Opens for public from 9 am to see the room of her and to see her belongings. No eateries around, hence eat and go. Close by a bakery is there but he sells old stale stuff, but you can buy bottled water.
  • You can feel the warmth of the great soul who served humankind with such great passion. It's like you almost feel HER presence there. SHE lived in such simple surroundings, never used even a fan in HER room.

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