Sutanati Trail


The present Sovabazar Rajbari, a Grade I heritage building built by Raja Naba Krishna Deb is situated at 33R/1A, Raja Naba Krishna Street. Its architecture represents an ensemble of Hindu, Moorish and colonial traditions. Raja Naba Krishna Deb was Lord Clive’s ‘Munshi’ or tutor in Bengali, Persian, as well as the close confidant. During his lifetime this Rajbari played important role in the cultural and social life of Bengal. The other important places in the trail are Jorasanko Thakurbari on 6B, Dwarakanath Tagore Lane off Rabindra Sarani was the home to the Tagore’s since the end of 18th Century; The Jorasanko Rajbari of the family of Rajendra Narayan Roy. It has a nice colonnaded front with verandas, terraces fitted with delicate cast-iron grills; Rajendra Nath Mullick's Residence, turned into a museum situated on 46, Muktaram Babu Street is one of the most elegant palatial nineteenth century mansions in North Kolkata; At the junction of Rabindra Sarani and Madan Mohan Tala Street, this house dates back to 1730s. The house belonged to Gokul Mitra who acquired the Chandni Chawk Bazar in a lottery in 1784; and Kumartuli is the neighbourhood of artisans specializing in making clay idols of gods and goddesses.    


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