Journey to England, Italy and France

From 22nd Aug 1890 Rabindranath Tagore travels to England and stays there from August to September 1890. He visits the British Parliament and notes the bustle of English life.

After his time In England he tours Italy and France, accompanied by his brother Satyendranath and his friend Loken Pallt. In Paris, he climbs the newly erected Eiffel Tower.

Tagore uses his time In Europe to intensify his familiarization with western music. He is also drawn to European fine arts, visiting the National Gallery and French exhibitions. Tagore maintains a travel diary for this journey that is published in 1891. He returns home from his second tour to Europe on November 4, 1890.

Written by indra Nath Choudhuri

Rabindranath Tagore and friend Lokendranath Palit
Rabindranath Tagore and friend Lokendranath Palit