A visit to the ancestral home of freedom fighter, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, makes for a unique experience. Built by Bose's father, Janakinath Bose, in the year 1909, the house was a hub of political activity once. Netaji is said to have lived here during his formative years and for most parts of the freedom struggle. Tourists can visit the well-stocked museum in the house and the library that showcases relics from the life of Netaji. The museum was set up in 1961 and has been well preserved. The bedrooms used by Netaji have been retained as they were, along with the staircase and the car used by him to escape during his house arrest. The house reflects a typical Bengali homestead and boasts pillars and a large courtyard. You can get a peek into history by going through the fine collection of documents, articles and pictures associated with Netaji.

Situated on Elgin Road, the house is now maintained by Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

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