7 Must Visit Popular Handicraft Villages in India

Shilpgram Near Udaipur

 Shilpgram’ is the ‘village of artisans’. They host craft festival nearly every year to showcase and preserve the handicrafts and motivate the talent of their traditional workers with pride.

Raghurajpur Near Puri, Odisha

Every house of this village have artists and the artistis walls speaks all of that. Many crafts such as Pattachitra, Palm Leaf engraving, traditional mythological paintings, coconut shell paintings, wooden toys and wooden masks are made here.

Pipili in Puri, Odisha

Artists make Applique handicrafts, inherited from their ancestors and this tradition has been running for centuries. This craft is done using colourful fabrics, mirrors, and threads.

Kumortuli in Kolkata, WB

Kumortuli is a traditional potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata, West Bengal. The city is renowned for its sculpting process, which not only manufactures clay idols for various festivals but also regularly exports them.

Aranmula in Kerala

Aranmula, a heritage village is home to the traditional craft of mirror making. The Aranmula Kannadi or the Aranmula mirror – Made of metal, the mirror is an example of India’s mastery over metallurgical techniques. The mirror is considered auspicious and a symbol of good luck.

Asharikandi in Assam

Asharikandi is a village in Dhubri district of Assam, and is one of the largest clusters of Terracotta and Pottery in India.

Kondapalli Near Vijayawada, AP

Bommala Colony translates to Toys Colony in Kondapalli is the place where the crafting takes place. Kondapalli village is lined with stores selling colourful wooden toys.The popular dancing dolls of Thanjavur are manufactured here.