The mosque itself is closed to non-Muslims during prayer times, but the main draw of the mosque is the market surrounding it. The tightly packed stalls of the bazaar sell everything from prayer mats and Korans to the best kebabs and biryani, a spiced rice dish, to be found in the city.
If you plan to visit the mosque between prayer times, be sure to wear conservative clothing, including long pants and covered shoulders, or you likely won’t be allowed in. The mosque is located in one of the most congested areas of the city, so leave plenty of time to get there and out again.
Review by Angelo T, November 2012
Doing what: Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House
Very nice City and interesting places. Our guide Parometer was just great. Would be nice to have her again next time. Thank you very much and see you again.