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Katra Mosque in Murshidabad

·  Summer: 30 to 40° C (Hot)
·  Winter: 12 to 23° C (Pleasant)
·  Monsoon: July to September

Best time to visit:  October to February

Opening Time: 05:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week

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Built between 1723 and 1724, Katra Mosque is famous as a significant centre for Islamic learning. The area had a big bazaar (market) around the mosque, which made the constructor name it as Katra Masjid – a mosque in the market.
The beauty of this mosque lies in the way it is designed. The magnificent mosque has 4 octagonal minarets that capture visitor attention. The huge main gate, interestingly carved larger courtyard and big central dome are the major attractions of the mosque.
One of the most intriguing stories associated with this structure is that the mosque was constructed by a Hindu with the materials collected after demolishing Hindu temples.
Other nearby attractions includes Hazarduari PalaceWasef Manzil and Bachchawali Tope etc.


Road: The mosque is well-connected to the state capital, Kolkata by excellent road networks. Frequent bus service is available from nearby cities to the mosque. People residing in Durgapur, Berhampore, Burdwan and Malda can take deluxe or semi-deluxe buses.

Railway: Berhampore Railway Station (about 14 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach Katra Mosque. The station has trains to many major destinations of the country like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Howrah. You can take a taxi or bus from the station.

Airway: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (located about 196 km.) is the nearest airport to reach the mosque. There are regular flights that connect the airport to other major cities of the country like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.