Jorasanko Thakur Bari


This name was referred in Warren Hastings’s letters (1780) as Brighton of the East. An English businessman John Frank Snaith started living here in 1923 and his writings provided a good exposure to this place. He convinced West Bengal Chief Minister Bidhan Chandra Roy to develop this place to be a beach resort.

Why is Jorasanko Thakur Bari famous?

Renowned as the place that housed many eminent personalities, Jorasanko Thakurbari is regarded as one of the most important centres of social reform, and Bengali literature. Rabindranath Tagore spent his entire childhood, and final days in this house, until he died in 1941.

Is photography allowed in jorasanko?

Jorasanko Thakurbari Timings and Entry Fees

Photography is allowed only outside the museum building and in the courtyard. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the museum.

Who built Jorasanko Thakur Bari?

The Jorasanko Thakur Bari was built in the 18th century in Jorasanko in the north of Kolkata. The land on which this ancestral home stands today was donated by the famous Sett family of Burrabazar to Prince Dwarkanath Tagore, who was the grandfather of Rabindranath Tagore.

Was jorasanko originally called?

Jorasanko is a neighbourhood of North Kolkata, in Kolkata district, West Bengal, India. It is so called because of the two (jora) wooden or bamboo bridges (sanko) that spanned a small stream at this point.

Where is Shantiniketan Ashram?

Birbhum District, West Bengal State.

What part of India is Kolkata?

Kolkata is located in the eastern part of India. It has spread linearly along the banks of Hooghly River. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has an area of 205 square kilometres. The city is near sea level, with the average elevation being 17 feet.

Is Thakurbari open on Sundays?

The museum is open from 1 a.m. – p.m. except Mondays. Try to visit on special occasions like Tagore birthday, Durga Puja, Holi. The evening Light and Sound Show is available in both Bengali and English at INR 10 per person.

Why is it not allowed to take photos of temples?

Temples and churches are considered SACRED places

They contain images, sculptures and other things that represent the deity that the locals strongly believe in. Taking pictures or doing other leisure activities inside these areas are seen as utterly disrespectful towards the culture and the Holy one worshipped inside.

Can you take pictures at Rice?

Neither photography nor staging of photo shoot materials or personnel are permitted inside university buildings.


The Jorasanko Thakur Bari in Jorasanko, north of Kolkata, is the ancestral home of the Tagore family. It is the house in which the poet and first non-European Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore was born. It is also the place where he spent most of his childhood and died on 7 August 1941.


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