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Mother House

Address: 54/A A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 016, India
Phone Number: 91-33-2249-7115
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The story of Mother Theresa has fascinated the world for decades and for good reason. This is a simple homage to her mission and illustrates the graceful simplicity of the work done by the order.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great place to rest and chill out, no matter if you are christian. Sisters are very nice and welcoming. Worth to spend some time inside.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Located at the Park St - AJC Bose Road crossing (mallickbazar), this landmark building attracts visitors from all over the world to pay homage to the great nun, Mother Teresa, probably the best foreigners India has seen in its five thousand year old history. Sacrificing her life for the empowerment of poorest of the poor in every possible way, by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I visited the mother house and was impressed/overwhelmed by the experience. It's a small tomb and museum, as one should expect as it is still the functional residency for many of the sisters. i didn't experience any of the 'hassle' of street children, beggars or 'guides' which I have seen reported in some other summaries. As you enter there is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Meh... The nuns are nice. Its certainly a thing to see. We walked through the back streets to get there. Enjoyable walk. Westerners beware, there are women who hang around mothers house spotting tourists, pretending to be helpful then you get full fledged shake down for money, they're really pushy and they swarm you and yell at you. Most Everyone... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A visit to the Mother House is a must when you travel to Kolkata. The shrine and statue of Mother Teresa are moving, but seeing her living quarters is most humbling.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Anyone with an ounce of compassion should visit the Mother House. It's off of the busy AJC Bose Road and it's free to enter. Anyone curious about her life can also find a tiny one room museum that provides good history of her life and accomplishments, with a lot of her famous quotes too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

learnt a lot about Mother Theresa earlier life and about her family from the exhibits. found the place to be charming

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Gentle nuns and the good work they do. Priest doing the mass was very devout and expressed genuine religious devotion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The contrast in the atmosphere between the street and Mother house is absolutely drastic. Mother House was lovely, quiet and serene. The Sisters we met were loving and kind with warm, ready smiles. To learn about Mother Teresa and visit her resting place was humbling.

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