Location: in Jacquaria Street, near the junction of Chitpore Road and Mahatma Gandhi Road
Year of Establishment: 1926
Calcutta Nakhoda Mosque is the largest mosque within the city. It can
capacitate about 10,000 persons. Located in Jacquaria Street, near the
junction of Chitpore Road and Mahatma Gandhi Road, its foundation was
laid by Abdar Rahim Osman, a resident of Cutch, in the year 1926.
Nakhoda mosque is constructed on the lines of Akbar's tomb in Sikandra.
Read to know more about the Nakhoda masjid of Kolkata, India.
During the Muslim festivities, it is decorated beautifully. Its
architecture represents the Indo-Saracenic designing. This magnificent
mosque contains a spacious prayer hall, a dome and two minarets. Inside
the mosque, an exhibition takes place, which displays extraordinary
artistic extravaganza & ornamentation. On all days, except for
Sunday, you can buy attar (a perfume made from essential oils and
fragrance of flowers) from outside the mosque.