Kumortuli is a popular locality in Kolkata known for its traditional potter quarters who shape up beautiful clay idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
Being one of the unique places to visit in Kolkata, one can discover the core of Indian culture here which speaks volumes of the artistic works of the artisans.
Kumortuli supplies clay idols of Hindu gods and goddesses to barowari pujas in Kolkata and its neighbourhoods, and also exports number of idols to other nations.
Kumortuli is known for accommodating renowned 30-odd women-artisans, including Minati Pal, Soma Pal, Kanchi Pal and Chapa Rani Pal.
Nonetheless if visitors are visiting the place couple of months before the Durga Puja, they can notice fantastic skeleton works of Goddess Durga Idols. In addition, during Durga Puja, Kumortuli boasts of its own Puja which is one of the oldest Durga Pujas in Kolkata.
How to Reach: Take a taxi (it will take around 30 minutes from central Kolkata) to Kumartuli. Buses and trains are also available. The nearest metro station is the Sovabazar Metro. Sovabazar Launch Ghat (alongside the Ganges River) is also close by. You can take a walk to the riverbank and can see old Gothic and Victorian style mansions. From there visitor can get a boat back to central Kolkata.