Nakhoda Mosque, Kolkata

Nakhoda Mosque is located in Jacquaria Street, near the junction of Chitpore Road and Mahatma Gandhi Road in Kolkata.

Nakhoda Mosque of Kolkata in the beginning was a small mosque. It was as late in 1926, when resident of Kutch, Abdar Rahim Osman built the present structure. Nakhoda Mosque of Kolkata is the biggest of its kind in Kolkata. It was constructed following the style of Akbar's tomb at Sikandra- which is a piece of Indo-Saracenic architecture.

The total amount of rupees that was spent for the building the Kolkata Nakhoda Mosque was around Rs 1.5 millions. More than 10,000 men can perform the 'Namaaz' in the prayer hall of the Nakhoda Mosque of Kolkata. In the center of the premise is a dome and two minarets.

The gateway of the mosque resembles the Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri. For its construction granite stones were brought from Tolepur. Inside the Nakhoda Mosque there is a fabulous exhibition of ornaments and art.

The Nakhoda Mosque of Kolkata during festival time is decorated marvelously. One should visit the mosque during the Muslim festivals or 'parabs'. In Muharram time, the whole area glitters and looks like a fair. The mosque is administered by a board of trustees now.

Whenever you go to Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata you must visit Sinduraipatty where there is Hafiz Jalaluddin Mosque. Karbala Masjid at Manicktola, built by the Nawabs of Murshidabad should not be missed. The 13 mosques constructed by the descendants of Tipu Sultan should also be noted. Out of these, the mosque known as Tipu Sultan Mosque at Dharmatalla Street, made by prince Gulam Mohammad is very popular.

You can visit Nakhoda Mosque of Kolkata between 6.00 am to 8.00 pm. There is no entry fee required.

How to Reach Nakhoda Masjid

Nakhoda Masjid is located in Chitpur in Central Kolkata. The Masjid is one of the oldest and most popular masjids in Kolkata. The beautiful Masjid is revered in the people of India and is visited frequently by the Muslims all across India.

The following guidelines can help you reach the Nakhoda Masjid:

By Air

The total distance between Kolkata Airport and Nakhoda Mosque is 14.586 km. After landing at the airport one can hire either taxi or auto to reach the Nakhoda Mosque. Following is the list of flights to Kolkata from different cities of India which will help you in case you are planning to visit the Nakhoda Masjid.

Last Updated on : 23 October 2012