If you have been amazed at the amazingly beautiful idols you see during the Bengali festivals like Durga Puja and Kali Puja and always wanted to get behind the scenes then you will love this tour. This tour takes you to the traditional potters’ quarter in the north of the city where these potters were forced to move when the British East India Company decided to build the new settlement and separate districts were allotted to the Company’s workmen. With the Pujas becoming grander every year these potters have moved from dubious existence to a sought after profession. Not only does this neighborhood supply gods and goddess to the city but many of their creations are exported. It has been termed as one of the seven wonders of Calcutta and thus being in the city you surely cannot give it a miss.

Book this tour to discover nuances of this amazing art and document it with amazing photographs!

Special Instructions:
Wear comfortable, covered footwear since the neighborhood could be dirty and slushy. Only carry equipment which you are sure to take care of.

Recommended start times:
8:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.
This tour is available throughout the year. But the best times to visit are from July to January

Duration of tour:
Approximately 3 hours.

Meeting point:
Kumartuli Ghat. See map



Tariff:
A basic shared tour will cost INR 2,000 (adults) & INR 1,200 (children below 12 years)
without pickup and INR 2,600 (adults) & INR 1,550 (children below 12 years) with pickup.
You need a minimum of 2 people to book the tour.
An exclusive tour can be yours for INR 4,000 (adults) & INR 2,400 (children below 12 years)
without pickup and INR 5,000 (adults) & INR 3,000 (children below 12 years) with pickup.
You need a minimum of 2 people to book the tour.

Note: A shared tour is one which may have more people from other groups joining in while in an exclusive tour it will be limited to your own group.

Inclusions:
Water, some local snacks and all entries.

Itinerary:
We will be spending most of our time in the artisans’ neighborhood and the river ghat and seeing the artisans create the world famous idols.


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