Nakhoda Masjid

Open Time : 6:00 am – 8:00 pm

Entry : free

Address : Nakhoda Masjid, Rabindra Sarani, Chowringhee North, Bow Barracks, Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Why to visit Nakhoda Masjid

Abdul Rahim Osman, a wealthy shipping trader from Gujarat's Kutch district and a member of the Memon sect of Sunni Muslims, constructed the Nakhoda Mosque.

The Burra Bazaar neighborhood, which houses the Nakhoda Mosque, is the city's commercial hub. Built near the intersection of Rabindra Sarani and Zakaria Street, it is a prominent landmark in downtown Kolkata.

During a prayer gathering, the monument can hold 10,000 people. An occasional small exhibition is hosted inside the mosque where you can select to purchase some priceless jewelry.

Things to do near Nakhoda Masjid:

  • Vendors line the streets and alleyways surrounding the mosque, offering anything from guitar to brass kitchenware.
  • During Muslim festivities, the region is completely illuminated, and a joyous atmosphere is pervasive. Biryani and other traditional Muslim sweet meats are sold by street vendors.

A few guidelines to visit Nakhoda Masjid:

  • Long pants and a shirt are appropriate attire. You will then be permitted to enter. 
  • Don't forget to keep Attar out of the mosque on Sundays.

Entrance Timings and fee at Nakhoda Masjid:

Timings: 06:00 am to 08:00 pm.
Entry Fee: INR 10/- per head

FAQ on Nakhoda Masjid

How to reach Nakhoda Masjid?

The Nakhoda mosque is situated in the heart of Kolkata on Rabindra Sarani, Chowringhee North, and Bow Barrack. The closest airport to the masjid is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. After arriving at the airport, one can travel to the mosque by bus or by hiring a cab from one of the top car rental companies in Kolkata. The mosque's two closest train stations are in Sealdah and Kolkata. From the train station, one can get there by bus or taxi.

What are the places to visit near Nakhoda Masjid?

Armenian Church, Howrah Bridge and Eden Gardens are the places to visit near Nakhoda Masjid.

What are the hotels near Nakhoda Masjid?

Hotel Orchid Inn, Hotel Aria and Aminia Guesthouse are the hotels near Nakhoda Masjid.

When is the best time to visit near Nakhoda Masjid?

The best time to visit is in the early in the morning before a lot of visitors troop in.

What are the restaurants near Nakhoda Masjid?

Kabir's, Sufia Restaurant and Royal India Restaurant are the restaurants near Nakhoda Masjid.

Special Tip

The market next to the mosque has several delectable dishes that you can try. Along with local street cuisine, there are delicious kebabs and mouthwatering biryani to be enjoyed. Many times, visitors can be observed admiring the mosque's splendour while sipping tea from tea booths.

By Abhilasha Prasad

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