The style of God venerated in church, mosques and temples but in India as well as in Kolkata all the religions live in harmony together. Kolkata  has a huge Islamic community. Kolkata is said to have around 450 mosques spread across the city. Come let’s find out the top 5 mosques in Kolkata you must see when in a heritage walk.

Top 5 Mosques in Kolkata you must see in a heritage walk

Nakhoda Mosque

Nakhoda Mosque Kolkata
A child prayers inside Nakhoda Mosque. Photo credits: Debarchan Chatterjee

This is situated in Zakarya Street and Ravindra Sarani crossing near Burrabazar , which was built in 1926 by Abdar Rahim Osman. The entrance of the mosque has been designed like Buland Darwaza at Fatepur Sikri. The mosque’s prayer hall has a capacity of 10,000. It is acknowledged as the largest mosque in Kolkata.

Tipu Sultan Mosque

Mosques in Kolkata
Tipu Sultan Mosque, Kolkata. Photo Credits: Raishul Alam

This mosque is located at 185 Dharmatala, Lelin Sarani, Esplanade. It was built by price Gulam Mohamad, youngest son of Tipu Sultan in 1832. The mosque is double-aisled  and has tall corner towers. Unlike usual Islamic culture, people from all sections of society and religion are obliged to visit and take pictures of this historical premises in Kolkata.

Hooghly Imambara

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Hooghly Imambara is in the Hooghly district of West Bengal, on the western flank of River Hooghly. The building has two floors with a clock tower at the entrance gate. The prime attraction is it’s two 85 ft tall towers  which are reserved for men and women respectively. It’s a major attraction for tourists.

Tegia Jumma Mosque

Tegia Jumma Masjid is located in Mullick Bazaar, Taltala near Madhusudhan Market. This is a very calm and soothing place which also has air conditioner.

Karbala Tank Mosque

Karbala is in Metiaburuz and one of the famous mosques in Kolkata.  It is known for its belief in Shiah sect. All the other mosques are known for following the Sunni way of practice. This mosque shows Islamic  interior and architectural excellence completely.

Diksha Saha is a student of Communicative English in Kolkata and a keen traveller.