Alamgir Mosque

Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : free

Address : Alamgir Masjid, Panchganga Ghat, Ghasi Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Why to visit Alamgir Mosque

Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb built the Alamgir Mosque in the 17th century. The mosque is unique in that it is not restricted to Muslims only, but non-Muslims can also enter. The Hindu-Muslim unity is pragmatic in its design because it is built by both Hindus and Muslims.

Why is it so famous?

  • The lower portions of the Alamgir mosque feature exceptional Hindu style architecture, while the higher ends continue to be influenced by Mughal architecture.
  • The domes, turrets, and pillars are all examples of the Indian craftsmen's extraordinary ability.
  • The Alamgir Mosque is situated in a desirable area. It looks over the Panchganga Ghat and is surrounded by the holy River Ganges.
  • One may experience the best of nature at this location, which combines an evening sunset near the enormous mosque with water streaming out of fountains in the garden.

How to reach?

  • Nearest Railway Station: Varanasi Railway Station (4 kms)
  • Nearest Bus Stand: Kashi Bus Depot, Varanasi (3 kms)

Nearby Attractions:

  • Manikarnika Ghat (0.6 km)
  • Scindia Ghat (0.5 km)
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple (0.9 km)
  • Dashashvamedh Ghat (1.2 km)

Nearby Restaurants:

  • Blue Lassi (0.7 km)
  • Shri Ram Bhandar (0.5 km)
  • Makhan Handi (0.5 km)
  • Dosa Cafe (1.1 km)

Distance from Varanasi: 5.6 km

Best Time to Visit: October

FAQ on Alamgir Mosque

What are the nearby restaurants close to Alamgir Mosque?

The nearby restaurants include: Blue Lassi (0.7 km), Shri Ram Bhandar (0.5 km), and Makhan Handi (0.5 km).

How to reach Alamgir Mosque?

You can take a rickshaw from the Varanasi Cantt railway station to Dashashwamedh Ghat, which is 6.8 kilometres away by rail. The distance by air from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport is 24.8 kilometres. From here, you can easily get a taxi to take you to Ghat.

When is the ideal time to visit Alamgir Mosque?

Due to its location close to the confluence of five streams, the mosque seems immensely stunning in the month of October when lamps are lit atop the bamboo staff as a tribute to the ancestors. It is therefore the ideal month to visit the mosque.

What are the nearby attractions close to Alamgir Mosque?

The nearby attractions include: Manikarnika Ghat (0.6 km), Scindia Ghat (0.5 km), and Kashi Vishwanath Temple (0.9 km).

Special Tip

It is advised to include Panchganga Ghat and Alamgir Mosque on your itinerary for Varanasi because the mosque is located atop a hill with views of the Ganges below and because in the evening they light up the tombs with some colorful lights to give it a nice view.

By Rebecca Lal

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