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“It is a very humbling experience”
Review of Mother House

Mother House
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Ranked #3 of 218 things to do in Kolkata
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“It is a very humbling experience”
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Whatever your beliefs be, a visit to the Mother house leaves you with a good feeling. The museum is very informative. Do not miss even if you have only a couple of minutes, pay a visit.

Visited April 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Highlight”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Small attraction but big on biographical info regarding Mother Theresa in the room next to tomb. The sisters exude sweetness.

Visited April 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Interesting and tranquil place, bit of a trek to reach it”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

This is a working convent, which it is normally possible to visit, but it was closed on the day we went, so check before you go if you want to see how the nuns live. Mother Theresa's tomb is open every day, and is a good place for a few seconds of contemplation.

Visited March 2012
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Dover, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“The Trip of a Lifetime”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

The Mother House, the people from all over the world that we met there and the sisters are an experience I will treasure forever. Walking the streets of Kolkata where Mother Theresa worked and walked left an indelible imprint on my heart.

The Mother House is a working convent where visitors are received daily. One can attend mass, visit Mother's tomb, and even volunteer in some of the centers she established. The nuns feed volunteers breakfast before sending them off for a morning of volunteering with the "poorest of the poor" in the streets of India.

Kolkata is a safe place for foreigners. We were three American women who were treated with grace and respect everywhere we went. We were out on foot day and night in the city along with so many other people and were perfectly safe. We rode in taxis, rickshaws, auto-rickshaws, buses, and trains without a problems.

It is loud, hot, and very dirty. Your senses are accosted each morning when you walk outside. All the senses are fully engaged from the time you open your eyes in the morning. The Indian people were by and large friendly and gracious.

If you think you'd like to go, don't let your fears keep you home. Move out of that comfort zone.....go.

Also - as a side note- I HIGHLY recommend lodging at BMS (Baptist Missionary Society) right down the street from the Mother House. Accommodations are very clean, amazingly cheap and safe and come with a wonderful breakfast each morning. They will arrange to pick you up and deliver you back to the airport. You will be in good, capable hands with them!

Visited April 2011
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“Moving experience”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Could not go to Kolkata and not visit here. Spoke to the sisters, very tranquil in the room where Mother Theresa is laid to rest.

Visited March 2012
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