Architecture of Tipu Sultan Mosque
The Tipu Sultan Mosque is one of the finest specimens of Mughal architecture in the city. The mosque is doubled-aisled and is adorned with multiple domes along-with tall corner towers. The intricate designs of the mosque and its rounded arches drawn from the cultural architecture lend it a subtle European look. Built over 176 years back, the Tipu Sultan Mosque is headed by 2 Imam since its construction.
It is only recently, that the administrators of the mosque have implemented the concept of gender inclusivity by arranging the Iftar, where women are also allowed to enter and break their fast within the premises of the mosque during Ramdan.
Visiting Information on Tipu Sultan Mosque
The city of Kolkata has the system of underground railways and the nearest metro station to the Tipu Sultan Mosque is in Esplanade at a mere walking distance of about 10 minutes. The closest railway station to the mosque is the Howrah railway station at a distance of 4.3 km and the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is at a distance of 16 km from the mosque.