Located in Oriya Bazaar in the city of Cuttack, Netaji Birth Place is an ancestral house of Subhas Chandra Bose – India’s one of the greatest freedom fighters. Born on 23.01.1897, Netaji had spent his childhood at Cuttack with his joint family of eight brothers and six sisters. His father Janakinath Bose was a lawyer by profession and a man of repute during his time. Subhas Bose passed Entrance examination from Ravenshaw Collegiate School in 1913 and thereafter went to Calcutta to pursue higher studies. Janakinath Bhawan is the place where Netaji used to live and now has been converted into a museum where you get a chance to trace his life from his childhood to early days as a freedom fighter.
This beautifully converted museum boasts a unique assortment of antiques, books, documents, articles and other belongings of Netaji. These assortments are collected from various sources. Interesting collections in the Museum include 22 original letters written by Netaji from Geneva, Milan in Italy, Mandalay Jail, Rangoon Jail in Myanmar, Presidency Jail, Alipore New Central Jail in Calcutta and Berlin to his parents and family members. The museum also includes a horse cart that belonged to his family and also used by other leaders as well. Evidently, one of the best museums to visit in Odisha, Netaji Birth Place also houses a library where a large collection of books published by Netaji in different languages are kept on display. The library includes more than 500 books that tell tourists about Netaji’s life.