Fodor's Expert Review Nakhoda Mosque

North Kolkata Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This massive red sandstone mosque, which can hold 10,000 worshippers, was built in 1926 by the Sunni Muslim community as a copy of Akbar's tomb in Agra. Each floor has a prayer hall. The top floor has views of the streets below, which are crowded with stalls selling everything from paperback Korans to kebabs. The tailors in the bazaar are known for their skillful embroidery and can turn out traditional kurtas on short notice.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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M. G. Rd. and Rabindra Sarani
Kolkata, West Bengal  India

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