Jorasanko Thakur Bari is the ancestral house of the first Indian and non European Nobel laureate kaviguru Rabindranath Thakur (Tagore). Built in 1784 by his grandfather Dwarkanath Tagore. It is here Rabindranath Tagore was born in 1861 and died on 7th August 1941. The house is now located inside Rabindra Bharati University campus. The university was setup in 1962. It also houses a museum on the life of Rabindranath Tagore and cultural aspects of Bengal.
During my recent visit to Kolkata, me and my mom decided to visit there. It is located off Rabindra Sarani in Jorasanko. The nearest metro station will be probably Girish park. Once off Rabindra Sarani, the bustling lane leads to a red building. The gate has written in Bengali Rabindra Bharati University.
Rabindra Bharati Museum
259, Rabindra Sarani, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko
Kolkata, West Bengal 700007
Timings: 10 am to 4.30 pm
The prominent colour of buildings here is red and in a combination of green and white leaves a stellar effect. A walk down the corridors of this palace is like going back in time of history. For any art lover this will be a sort of pilgrimage. Do visit here for a date with timeline in history.
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