Nakhoda MosqueCurrently Closed
- Address: Rabindra Sarani, Chowringhee North, Bow Barracks, Kolkata, West Bengal 700073, India
- Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Nakhoda Mosque - Review
The Islamic praying place is the largest in Kolkata and much revered among Muslims in the city. Brought forth by Abdur-Rahim Osman, the mosque gets its distinctive charm from its Indo-Saracenic architecture, driving architects from all across the world to come here and see. Everything, from its dome to tall minarets bespeaks of the elegance and efforts that have been put to built it. It can accommodate around 10,000 men at a time and is surrounded by hand carved granite work that will amaze you. You can even find a shop outside the place, selling numerous items, from clothes, shoes and what not! If you're visiting during Islamic festival, you can witness the huge celebration that is held here.
Nakhoda Mosque Information
- Wear modest clothes and cover your head.
Nakhoda Mosque Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Nakhoda Mosque Opening and Closing Hours
- Avoid visiting during prayer hours.
How To reach Nakhoda Mosque by Public Transport
- By Light Rail: Chitpur
- By Bus: Chitpur Canning Street Bus Stop
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93.44% of people who visit Kolkata include Nakhoda Mosque in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
57.18% of people start their Nakhoda Mosque visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nakhoda Mosque
93.62% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nakhoda Mosque
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Nakhoda Mosque, Kolkata Reviews
A really good place. The architecture of the mosque is really good. A must visit in Kolkata. But I'm giving it a 4 star and not a 5 star because of the behaviour of the security and administrative personnel who are in charge of the mosque.
During iftar time I visited the mosque. It's full of crowd. Lots of people including children and women gather here to break Ramadan fasting. Well maintained, clean and historical. Loved it
The Nakhoda Masjid is the principal mosque of Kolkata, India, in the Chitpur area of the Burrabazar business district in Central Kolkata, at the intersection of Zakariya Street and Rabindra Sarani. The mosque was built as an imitation of the mausoleum of MughalEmperor Akbar at Sikandra, Agra by Kutchi Memon Jamat, a small community of Sunni Muslim community from Kutch. Abdur Rahim Osman, a leader of the Kutchi Memon Jama'at, who funded the building was a shipping prince: The mosque was named Nakhoda meaning Mariner. The foundation stone was laid on 11 September 1926. The total cost incurred for the construction was 1,500,000 Indian rupees in 1926.
The Nakhoda Masjid is the principal mosque of Kolkata, India, in the Chitpur area of the Burrabazar business district in Central Kolkata, at the intersection of Zakariya Street and Rabindra Sarani. The Nakhoda Masjid is the principal mosque of Kolkata, India, in the Chitpur area of the Burrabazar business district in Central Kolkata, ... Location: Kolkata, India Architect(s): Kuchhi Memon Jamat Construction cost: INR 1,500,000 Capacity: 10,000
Very very beautiful mosque with great architectural design. Should visit if you come Kolkata.