Ghurni in Nadia is deeply embedded on the cultural landscape of West Bengal for its magnificent clay dolls. The clay dolls are not only appreciated in its place of origin but has received worldwide recognition for their impressive forms and features.
The perfect detailing of forms, feature and stance, the meticulous realism of the cloths to the last fold and tuck and the marvellous expressions make each of the clay dolls a collector's item.
There are around 500 artists who make clay dolls in Ghurni. Department of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises & Textiles (MSME&T), Govt. of West Bengal, in collaboration with UNESCO has developed Rural Craft Hub in Ghurni.
The place makes a perfect cultural destination where visitors can witness the doll making by the artists and take some of the exquisite clay dolls back home.
Krishnanagar is the nearest railway station. Ghurni is about 3 kms away from the station.
There are a number of hotels that offer lodging facility in Krishnanagar.