4. Jorsanko Thakurbadi
Never really visited this place until recently when I got to go while chalking out our friends’ itinerary. Situated in North Calcutta, this is the ancestral home of Kobi Guru Rabindranath Thakur. Spread over a massive 35,000 sq.m this is the place where the author of Gitanjali and the Nobel Prize winner for Literature breathed his last. The entire residence has been converted into a museum with his accolades and poetic excellence adorning every corner. Several section of this mansion has been catalogued as per his visit to other countries. Having grown up reading his poems and proses, it brought back a lot of memories and even a tear or two escaped by eyes. It was overwhelming!!
Timing – 10.30 am to 5 pm (closed on Mondays and other Holidays)
Entry fee – INR 20 for Indian adults
INR 10 for Indian students
Free Entry for physically challenged, street children and students upto 5th standard
INR 30 for SAARC adults
INR 20 for SAARC students
INR 150 for Foreign adults
INR 100 Foreign students
INR 50 for Light & Sound show
INR 50 Camera charges (Photography is allowed only outside the museum building and prohibited inside)
Phone – 033 2269 5242
033 2269 6610
How to reach – Easiest way to reach is to take the Metro and get off at Girish Park station which is the nearest to Jorasanko Thakurbari or book a cab.