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Rabindra Bharati Museum in Kolkata

·  Summer: March-May (26°C - 38°C)
·  Winter: November-February (16°C - 28°C)
   Monsoon: June-September 

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Monday and Thursday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 10
Children:  INR 5
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 10
Children:  INR 5
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Dedicated to the most eminent Indian poet and the first non-European Noble laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, the Rabindra Bharati Museum portrays his entire life and achievements. The museum was established at Tagore’s ancestral house called Jorasanko Thakurbari by the first prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.

The top exhibits at the museum include Tagore’s personal letters, books (first editions) written by him and books written about him. Many journals, clippings, pictures and paintings associated with his life are also worth exploring. In addition, one can find utensils and furniture items used by the Tagore family in display.

An archive of records of the songs in the voice of those who learnt directly form Tagore is another highlight. Paintings of Indian, Western and Anglo-Indian origins form another important category of exhibits. The museum hosts celebrations on many important occasions, including Tagore’s birthday. Hundreds of poets, writers and admirers visit the museum to seek inspiration.

Road: Located within the premises of Rabindra Bharati University, the museum is conveniently accessible by road from various parts of Kolkata. Local buses, taxis, cabs and auto-rickshaws as well as cycle-rickshaws will take you to the museum by roads that can be crowded at times.

Railway: The closest railway stations to the museum are Barabazaar (about 1.5 km. away) and Sealdah (about 3.5 km. away), each offering a convenient access by all popular modes. Metro stations at Girish Park and Mahatma Gandhi Road are at the walking distance from the museum.

Airway: Kolkata International Airport is about 12 km. from the museum. Taxis and auto-rickshaws would be the best modes from the airport to the museum.