Natungram located at Kalna block in Purba Bardhaman is the hub of Wooden Doll artists and has evolved as a quite popular Cultural Tourism destination for art lovers, both for workshop/ demonstration and also to procure souvenirs/ gifts directly from the source. People can travel to Natungram from Santiniketan and also from Kolkata anytime during the year. Know More »

How to reach?


Nearest railway station is Agradwip or Katwa. It is about 1.5 hours drive from Bardhaman or Santiniketan and takes 4 hours from Kolkata.

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Where to stay

Where to stay?

One can enjoy stay at the Folk Art Centre with well furnished lodging facilities and all basic amenities for guests. There are hotels in Katwa town too.


The double storied Resource Centre at Natungram has four rooms - two on the ground floor and two on the first floor. Each room can accommodate four persons. Guests can relish the traditional Indian cuisine at the artists' places. The centre also houses a saw mill and a workshop where the crafts men can be seen working. Craftsmen assemble here to work daily and the tourists can interact, watch them work, and can also make purchases.

The art of carving in Natungram

Cut from a single piece of wood and characterised by their trademark ethnic designs and vibrant colours, the dolls of Natungram are the personification of the rural art of Bengal. There are about 60 families pursuing this traditional art form, where the men do the carving and chiseling while the women do the painting. While the village is known for its unique Owls, their Radha-Krishna and King-Queen dolls are also highly sought after.

Special Attraction

Every year the artists of Natungram celebrate their tradition through a village fair. One can enjoy the colourful folk festival at the time of village fair. Tourists may also visit the place throughout the year to explore process of carving the wooden dolls.