10 am: Jorasanko ThakurbariJorasanko Thakurbari, the ancestral home of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, encapsulates the history of an era, of a gargantuan personality who towers over modern India and the idea of the nation even now. I decided to pay tribute to the Bard of India by visiting the house where he was born and even breathed his last. The house turned museum exhibits the manuscripts, journals, paintings and photographs of Tagore. Do not miss the Vichitra Bhavan section that gives an insight into his lifestyle, Tagore’s study and his self-composed wedding invitation in his wife Mrinalini Devi’s room.
4) Jorashanko Thakur bari (Rabindranath Tagore's birthplace)How can you be in Kolkata and not visit the birthplace of the man, about whom Bongs just can't stop being obsessed. You may or may not be a fan of his literature or art, but you can't just miss the old school mansion - which is his house, and get a feel of the kind of luxury in which the blue the then blood society of Kolkata, dwelled in. I believe they still have palanquins kept in the mansion, which were owned by the thakurs at that time. The house now serves as Tagore museum , you get to know a great deal about the Tagore family history and their contribution towards the Bramha samaaj .
Rabindranath Tagore was renowned for his contribution in field of poetry and literature. This was the place where he spend most of his life, so it is known as the Jorasanko Thakurbari or House of the Thakur/Tagore .People would be amazed to see 700 paintings, various manuscripts, collection of books and other etiquette items of him. People visiting this place would be spell bounded to see a show which describes history and important events in life of Tagore with effective sound and lights. This place has Rabindra Bharti university which was established to achieve excellence par in field of education. Visiting this place, you would get more updated with workings of `Father of literature’.
The first of the prominent old Bengali residences as one moves northward along Rabindra Sarani (or Chitpur Road, the oldest road of Kolkata) is the Jorasanko Rajbari of the family of Rajendra Narayan Roy. It has a nice colonnaded front with verandas, terraces fitted with delicate castrion grills. In no other street is the synchronicity of the various chapters of Calcutta’s brief but colourful history so evident as in Chitpur, renamed Rabindra Sarani. Perhaps no other street can be as clearly demarcated as this into three distinct sections that are coloured by the cultures and lifestyles of its inhabitants. If we begin from Baghbazar, deep north, the stretch up to Ganesh Talkies bears an unmistakable Bengali stamp. From then onwards up to Mahatma Gandhi Road, it could be in the heart of Rajasthan. And the smell (of biryani and attar) and look of the third and last section are redolent of Islamic culture.