Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata

Kolkata's largest and most beautiful mosque.

Kolkata's largest and most beautiful mosque. | Photo credit: Wikimedia commons/Deep81

Nakhoda Mosque Overview

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The largest mosque in Kolkata - Nakhoda Mosque vies for attention. This fine specimen of Indo-Saracenic architecture, amazes every onlooker with its magnificent exteriors and exquisite interiors. The main entrance of the mosque, made of red sandstone, has resemblance to Buland Darwaza of Fatehpur Sikri. Some parts of the mosque are identical with Emperor Akbar’s Tomb at Sikandra and Khusrau Bagh Monument in Allahabad.

The majestic façade of the mosque features three green coloured domes, blue windows and huge walls painted in terracotta red. Adding more splendour to the mosque's exteriors are the 50-metre high minars and 30-metre tall minarets. Inside the mosque, there is a spacious courtyard with a central well called 'Ablution Pool'. Attractive green shades on the pillars and marble on the floors give the interiors a solemn look. Multi-coloured glass chandeliers, turquoise blue bulbs and mirror balls in the scalloped arches enhance the exquisiteness of the mosque. You will be surprised to know that this mosque has the capacity of accommodating up to 10,000 people in its prayer halls, which have attached balconies.

  • Opening Closing Time 06:00 am – 08:00 pm

  • Photo Opp

    Nakhoda Mosque is huge, with spellbinding architectural features. The domes, minars, minarets and large entrances are all sights worth capturing. At dusk, when the sun descends behind the lofty minarets, you can get perfect shots of the mosque.
  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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Rabindra Sarani, Kolkata, 700073, West Bengal