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THE PATHURIAGHATA AREA WALK - FINDING THE TAGORES Kolkata by HopOn India

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Stop At: Girish Park, Vivekananda Rd, Amar Basu Sarani, Manicktala, Azad Hind Bag, Machuabazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006, India

We will begin our walk of this historical area

just outside Girish Park.

Girish Park at the crossing of Central or

Chittaranjan Avenue and Vivekanadna Road

is a well-known Kolkata locality as it leads

towards deep north on one hand, and east

Kolkata and Salt Lake, on the other. The

park is named after the great dramatist,

novelist, theatre director and actor, Girish

Chandra Ghosh (1844-1912) who is known

as the Father of Bengali Theatre.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jorasanko Shib Krishna Daw Bari (Home of Shib Krishna Daw of Jorasanko,Kolkata), 12, Shib Krishna Daw Ln, Raja Katra, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India

The house inside belongs to the Jorasanko

Daw family. It is 200-year-old. This is

definitely the most theatrical thakurdalan in

north Kolkata with small balconies rising

above the courtyard on both sides as in an

opera house.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bhim Naag, 8, Vivekananda Rd, Amar Basu Sarani, Singhi Bagan, Jorabagan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India

The three famous sweet shops - Bhim

Chandra Nag, Nepal Chandra Haluikar and

Surendranath De. All, save Nepal Chandra

Haluikar, are famous for various Bengali

sweets, notably sandesh and other chhena or

cottage cheese products for which the city is

famous.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Baikunthanath Temple, 12/A, Kali Krishna Tagore St, near ganesh talkies, Santoshpur, Bara Bazar, Jorabagan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India

Vaikunthanath temple was

constructed in early 1960s by the Bangars.

Its facade looks like marble but those

figures on the gopuram were all modelled

with cement by an artisan from Rajasthan.

The surface was later painted white to

resemble marble. The story of Mahabharata

is narrated here. 

The buildings behind the sanctum sanctorum

were designed by Fatik Ch Guin (1900-

1985) of N. Guin & Co of Birla Science

Museum fame.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hara Kutir, 53, Pathuriaghata Street, Malapara, Santoshpur, Jorabagan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006, India

The cultural heritage building.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tagore Castle, 26, Prasanna Kumar Tagore St, Jorabagan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006, India

The Disneyland Tagore Castle at 26

Prasanna Kumar Tagore Street looks like it

was imported from Scotland. All that is left

of the original structure are its turrets, the

tallest one being a clock tower that looks

like it has been skinned.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jorasanko Rajbari, 329, Rabindra Sarani, Ahiritola, Ram Bagan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006, India

Its a historic palace once owned by a prominent local family, with terraces & a huge inner courtyard.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mahatma & Co, 278, Rabindra Sarani, Ganesh Talkies, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India

Mahatma & Co was established

by Radhabinod Roy who served

prescriptions meant for Rabindranath Tagore

till the time of his death on August 4, 1941.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Ganesh Talkies, 267, Rabindra Sarani, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Raja Katra, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India

The Thakurbaris not the most

showy palace in this area of north Calcutta,

but it has a mark of distinction of its own,

even though that is not visible in its entirety

today. This is the family seat of the Tagore

clan. Rabindranath was born here on May 7,

1861 and he died here in 1941. The building

had been taken over by the state government

during Tagore’s birth centenary celebrations

in 1961, but only after the section of the

house (Baithak-khanabari at 5 Dwarkanath

Tagore Lane) in which the two famous

nephews of Rabindranath —

Gaganendranath and Abanindranth —

resided had been pulled down. At the entrance is a lawn where celebrations

are held occasionally. The original building

was founded in 1784. Dwarkanath used to

host his grand dinner parties in Baithak-

khanabari.

Sadly, what was once Rabindranath’s realm

is in a pitiable state now even though the

government has been more than generous

with funds. The museum continues to attract

hundreds of visitors everyday from all over

the country and the world.

Duration: 10 minutes
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Departure Point
Near Girish Park crossing, Chittaranjan Ave, Manicktala, Azad Hind Bag, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006, India
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Ganesh Talkies, 267, Rabindra Sarani, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Raja Katra, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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