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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The famed pottery street in Kolkata. Home to numerous clay artists, sculpting mainly Gods and Goddesses. Mostly active during the build up time towards the autumn Durga puja festival. There are many small streets running across the locality, each having many artisans enclosure. Accessible from...More

Thank Joy_Sinha
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Today I visited the colony of clay artists which is popularly known as Kumortuli. It is situated in the eastern bank of the rive Ganges in north Kolkata. Here, a large number of artists are engaged throughout the year in making of clay idols which...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Kolkata has so many things to offer and Kumortuli is one of them.This is the Potter's Colony and every nook n cranny is a studio , creating idols of God's n Goddesses with clay.Mind you everything used is environment friendly First a bamboo frame is...More

Thank Padmini S
Reviewed 30 August 2018

art work of the any idol made for festivals, a place of visit if anyone is in kolkata a month before the pujas, absolute mesmerising. craftsmen at work, experience to endevour.

Thank Arijit R
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Kumortuli is between Ahiritola and Shobhabazar. From Bagbazar also it is well approachble. The potters of Kumortuli, fashions the clay from the river beside makes the idols of gods and goddesses. Idols prepared here is famous in India as well as in many other countries.

Thank asis2015
Reviewed 1 February 2018

This open market is where they make and sell clay idols. You can see how craftsmen mold clay on simple bamboo structures to make small, large and even huge statues, and then they paint and decorate them. Certain character/s seem to be the dominant theme...More

1  Thank Eric G
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I visited just before pooja. Lot of idols were being made. It was an excellent experience. Just before reaching I walked through the Bengal's "Jatra Company area" very nostalgic, but sad to see many artists had to take up flesh trade.

Thank kishorepasari
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I highly recommend touring Kumortuli ~ you will get a clear sense of what goes into the creation of a Durga Puga festival, the culture and lifestyle of the artisans and the incredible work to create the art. We did not participate in a tour,...More

Thank Anniegogo
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It a place for the serious art critic.the mesmerising Durga Idols are made in thousands for the last century.One has to visit this colony of artists in the month of durga puja or Dushehra as it is called in North India.A warning;it is not a...More

1  Thank 81anupamm
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Do not miss this amazing place. The best time to get here is early morning around 9-10am. Closest metro is Sovabazar and it's a 10-15 minute walk from there. Walk to Rabindra Sarani street and as you walk north look for Kumortuli street on the...More

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Rishabh B
28 February 2018|
Response from kishorepasari | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Traditionally each town/city had it's own Kumhar(potter) - Toli (locality) but Kolkata is most famous . I am forgetting the name but there is a town very famous for it's terracota temples etc.
24 December 2017|
Response from 81anupamm | Reviewed this property |
Well friend ,I do not know your nationality.As far as i know the artists are a very simple lot .There could be some unscrupulous unruly young guys who may indulge in such acts.The place may look dingy ,but is pretty safe... More