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Kumortuli

| Hatkhola, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“durga puja” (4 reviews)
“hindu gods” (2 reviews)
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| Hatkhola, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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"durga puja"
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"hindu gods"
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"must visit place"
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"clay"
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"artists"
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"idol"
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"colony"
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"pottery"
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"workshop"
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"mud"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
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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

Thank Eric G
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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
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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
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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
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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

3  Thank ZaahidBharmal
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

can see how the idol of Hindu Gods/goddesses are made. we can take a walk around the place. you also can make a purchase small Hindu idol ( especially Durga )here the price is cheaper compare to other places

Thank Theivanai M
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

it is the place of potter and idol maker artist,huge no of artist live here and do work,i is great before durga puja,you can go and enjoy the nice work of them,you can also buy that is in low price as well.

Thank Debapriya p
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Visit the place to witness the transformation of a mass of mud into some stunning idols of Hindu Gods/ Goddesses.

1  Thank Sayan007
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This place in Kolkata sightseeing. 1----- This you have to see by walking 2----- In this you can see all Artists made idols by Clay & bamboo. 3----- This is suitable for those who are interested to Like to see & takes different photos. 4------This...More

Thank Jasmina S
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Rishabh B
28 February 2018|
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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.
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athul k
24 December 2017|
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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
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