Jorasanko Thakur Bari
Jorasanko Thakur Bari
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  • Tapan ROY SARKAR
    Mumbai, India64 contributions
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    A piece of history
    The Jorasanko Thakur Bari is one of the well preserved monuments in kolkata. We visited the site couple of years back with family. It is like a slice of history. It showcase the different aspects of the day to day life of the the then Thakur family. It also showcase the life and work of our Robi Thakur. Overall it is worth a visit.
    Visited May 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Sonal Agarwal
    Bengaluru, India47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    House of Thakurs in Kolkata
    Jorasanko Thakurbari is a must-visit for anyone interested in Bengali culture and history. It was the ancestral home of the Tagore family, one of the most influential families in Bengal.Rabindranath Tagore was born, lived & died here. The ancestral home of Tagore family, now turned into a museum. It was like a time machine to look through the life & works of Rabindranath Tagore. Apart from the entry ticket (INR 20), there is an INR 50 ticket to use mobile cameras within the premises but do note – photography inside the Rabindra Bharati Museum is prohibited. Museum timings are 9 am to 5 pm but the ticket counter is closed at 4.30 pm.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Pushpa George
    Secunderabad, India3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rabindra Nath Tagore House
    Gives us a sneak peak into his life style and personality. Also provides a glorious sketch of his family. The precincts are maintained in a way to elude the aura due to the Nobel laureate. Access was a bit confusing, though
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 November 2023
  • arnabc_iitm
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tagore's own home
    Bengali culture and literature starts with Rabindranath and rotates around him. Thus it is compulsory to visit Jorasanko Thakur bari which is termed as one of the pivotal point Bengal renaissance. Rich family tree along with life of Rabindranath is well preserved in his own abode.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 January 2024
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arnabc_iitm
Kolkata (Calcutta), India167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Bengali culture and literature starts with Rabindranath and rotates around him. Thus it is compulsory to visit Jorasanko Thakur bari which is termed as one of the pivotal point Bengal renaissance. Rich family tree along with life of Rabindranath is well preserved in his own abode.
Written 22 January 2024
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Mark C
New York City, NY125 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Solo
Enough bad reviews about rude staff and their photo policy and such that I’m gonna give it a miss. Reviews matter! I hope they fix the issue and maybe I’ll visit on another trip.
Written 10 January 2024
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Lost Traveller
Warsaw, Poland189 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
birthplace of rabindranath tagore, currently renovated and used as museum & university, named after him..
main building contains artwork, portrait paintings, some personal belongings, sections attributed to his time at abroad.. saddened to learn that, family lineage not known today..

PS: taking photos even from outside, need permission :(
Written 5 January 2024
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shakirayork
York, UK585 contributions
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Nov 2023 • Solo
House of Tagore been before. Now alas a 2 tier admission system ref ? Bengal government. So duly “ othered” as a “ foreigner “ I paid. About ? 5 times what a local pays. Mmmm. It’s quite dusty. A bit dirty. Mostly curated in Bengali. Which sort of detracts from the meaning of Tagore. Place appears not well maintained or loved. But still a little you feel his presence. Staff are bossy un engaged and grim.
Written 21 November 2023
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Pushpa George
Secunderabad, India3 contributions
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Nov 2023 • Couples
Gives us a sneak peak into his life style and personality. Also provides a glorious sketch of his family. The precincts are maintained in a way to elude the aura due to the Nobel laureate. Access was a bit confusing, though
Written 9 November 2023
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Sonal Agarwal
Bengaluru, India47 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Solo
Jorasanko Thakurbari is a must-visit for anyone interested in Bengali culture and history. It was the ancestral home of the Tagore family, one of the most influential families in Bengal.Rabindranath Tagore was born, lived & died here. The ancestral home of Tagore family, now turned into a museum. It was like a time machine to look through the life & works of Rabindranath Tagore. Apart from the entry ticket (INR 20), there is an INR 50 ticket to use mobile cameras within the premises but do note – photography inside the Rabindra Bharati Museum is prohibited. Museum timings are 9 am to 5 pm but the ticket counter is closed at 4.30 pm.
Written 6 November 2023
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Culture19210716746
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Aug 2023 • Friends
The overall experience was ruined due to the misinformation of their photography policies.Rude staff
Written 28 August 2023
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Tapan ROY SARKAR
Mumbai, India64 contributions
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May 2022 • Family
The Jorasanko Thakur Bari is one of the well preserved monuments in kolkata. We visited the site couple of years back with family. It is like a slice of history. It showcase the different aspects of the day to day life of the the then Thakur family. It also showcase the life and work of our Robi Thakur. Overall it is worth a visit.
Written 1 April 2023
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Sukanya D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,065 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Rabindranath Tagore not only composed the National anthems of two countries (India and Bangladesh) but his genius extended to almost all branches of the Arts. The legacy he has left behind is truly for all of humanity.
Jorasanko Thakurbari is where he was born and also, the place where he breathed his last. It is a place of pilgrimage.
This was my first visit and I was really impressed by the way the building and artifacts have been preserved and presented. It opens at 10.30 AM. Parking is available in the lane leading up to the Gate...maybe 3 or 4 cars. Tickets are 30 INR each and can be purchased at the Counter at the Gate. You have to go to the Museum Office to pay Rs 50 for any camera or mobile that will be used to take photos. A tiny sticker will be stuck on the device and may be checked. Better to use only that one device to take photos. Shoes have to be removed for going upstairs. Tickets are checked at the first landing and mobiles have to be silenced/switched off. Loud voices are frowned upon and a sort of holy hush surrounds this place. It is calming...and in a way, appropriate. Apparently you can avail of the FREE services of a guide...need to ask at the Museum office. We had not known; a friendly guard told us. However, the posters and plaques are extremely lucid (Bangla and English) and a guide is not really needed..
I had read the reviews here and was apprehensive about the guards. However, although they appear to be slightly brusque not one was rude, arrogant, high-handed or surly-traits that are common enough. One of them even voluntarily shared with me lesser-known details about some portraits and displays. All the guards simply made sure that photographs were NOT taken in places where photography is prohibited (Lord! This was almost everywhere-such a pity.) The grounds are open for photography as is the Thakurdalan (Maharshi Bhawan)...but elsewhere, it is a BIG NYET, NYET, NYET! This means we will never be able to photograph Tagore's personal effects, his chairs, his table, his robes, the bed where he died and all those FANTASTIC portraits of his forebears.
The many galleries are out of bounds for the camera-happy (I am one) ...so original paintings of the Bengal school greats will have to remain etched only in memory.
This is not a place to enumerate all I saw but I may list the few things I absolutely loved.
Tagore's wife's kitchen. The Aa-tur ghor(s) or the room(s) where births took place. Rabindranath was one of 14 children who survived and his mother was not the only woman in the huge joint family. I closed my eyes for a bit and tried to go back in time and imagine how busy these rooms would have been! The Room where Rabindranath died also captured my imagination. There are paintings by Abanindranath and others of the different branches of the Tagore family. This was truly an EXTRAORDINARY family. I spent about 10 minutes reading the family tree.
So OK, I was impressed.
Now to list the few things that may be improved.
1) Making people walk barefoot is unnecessary. This is not a family home or a temple. I have plantar fasciitis and almost three hours of walking (even with socks) on hard cement floor (So pretty...old fashioned red) left me limping towards the end. There are stairs to be climbed too.
2) If photography is so strictly prohibited, what stops the Administration from publishing good quality picture postcards or sets of photos? Sonar-tori, the Bookshop here, has a pathetic collection of books . The gentleman in charge nodded and said, "Everyone asks for cards..but we have never printed any." WHY NOT?
3) There are two sets of gents toilets. One exclusively for men and the second adjacent to the one for women. Flushes work and that is about it. Proper segregation may work more equitably and be a trifle more agreeable.
4) The absolute WORST is the big MEGA STORE right across the entrance lane. I shuddered at this clash of cultures...I am sure the Tagores would never have allowed it.
Anyway, all said and done thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The architecture ensured that even as summer was setting in, there was continuous cool cross circulation. The galleries are AC-ed.
Final word: Please visit. I will make sure all my friends from outside Bengal visit at least once. This place is worth multiple visits.
Written 17 February 2023
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Lovely
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Feb 2023
It was a horrible experience. I am very disappointed with the behaviour of the security guards today when we visited the museum. As following Rabindranath Tagore's writing since childhood. I waas excited to visit here after travelling from all the way from Darjeeling.

The behaviour of the museum's security guards and staff was so rude that I refused to even enter the museum. It was difficult to navigate the museum so by mistake we entered a gate where there was no notification or barricade of "NO ENTRY", the security guards screamed and insulted us thrice even after we politely apologised to them.

After that they also asked for our mobile phone to check the gallery , we co-operated and showed them, but even after then they insulted us in front of the public over there. They have no rights to touch our phone and go through our phone's gallary. They have absolutely no manners to talk to a women.

I have been to other museums in Kolkata and heritage site, never faced this issue. I would never recommend my friends and acquaintances to come to this place and get insulted by their manerless security guards.

Who is going to compensate my time and effort?
Written 2 February 2023
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