The ancestral home of poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's family, Jorasanko Thakur Bari or the House of the Thakurs lies to the north of Kolkata city. Tagore was born in this house and spent much of his childhood here. Today, the house has been restored and turned into Tagore Museum, which makes for an exciting visit. One can find several historical nuggets about the Tagore family, including their contribution to Bengal Renaissance and Brahmo Samaj. Of note are 700 paintings exhibited here, along with a self-composed invite of Tagore's wedding. Divided into three galleries, the museum also houses various books, manuscripts and antiques.

Jorasanko Thakur Bari was built in 1784 and lies in close proximity to the Rabindra Bharti University that is noted for its prestigious education programme.

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