Pingla is a village tourism destination situated in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal. The place is famous for its Patachitra and Pater Gaan. There are around 250 Patuas who live in Naya village in Pingla. They paint stories in a series of frames on long scrolls of cloth with natural colours. They also produce apparels, stationery and home decor products with Patachitra motifs which are an unique showpiece of cultural expertise and superior craftsmanship. The community museum at Pingla showcases rare vintage scrolls as well as the wide range of diversified products made by the artists including t-shirts, hand-fans, lamps, bags, umbrellas and decorative items.

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How to Reach

Local trains are running from Howrah to Balichak. The village is 20 minutes drive from Balichak. Buses and hired cars are available from Balichak to reach Naya village in Pingla. You can also reach Naya village in Pingla from Kolkata by car. Distance from Kolkata to Pingla is 125 km. It takes around three and a half hours.


You can stay at the Community Resource Centre which offers 2 bedrooms (Non AC) with well furnished lodging facilities. Tel: 033-24178516.

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