Lofty walls studded with quotations from his literary works greet you as you walk past the amphitheatre and listen to Nazrulgeeti playing softly in the background. The very ambience fills you with a warm feeling of awe and amazement as you enter the premises of ‘Nazrul Tirtha’, the cultural and educational centre dedicated to the rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. Located at Action Area 1, in New Town, this latest tribute to a luminary of our literary firmament is yet another feather in the cap of West Bengal Housing and Industrial Development Corporation (Hidco).
From housing an amphitheatre for recitals to a state-of-the art fully equipped auditorium for modern screenings, Nazrul Tirtha is an ideal cultural centre for those pursuing either traditional or new forms of art.
The museum inside Nazrul Tirtha is easily the biggest attraction in the place. Visitors can embark on a visual journey on the life and works of the rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. Get a glimpse of his writing table, his sitar and the legendary painting of the poet made by Tagore with a visit to this latest attraction at New Town which is fast emerging as the new cultural hub due to initiatives taken by HIDCO.
Address: Major Arterial Road (East-West) Action Area 1A, AF Block, Newtown, (Next to DLF IT Park), Kolkata 700156
Tel: 033 23246121
Timing: 2 pm to 7 pm
Entry Fee: Rs 10 per head for museum
Car Parking: Available in vicinity