Chini Masjid

Type: Mosque/Eidgah
Contributed By: Nayeem


Chini Masjid is located at Syedpur Upazila of Nilphamari district. Saidpur is the northern railway and industrial city of Bangladesh. Chini Masjid is one of the most fascinating and distinctive architect. Chini Masjid is also known as glass Mosque. Chini Masjid or Glass Mosque was established in 1883.

Glass mosque was built in only 1 year which seems unbelievable when we take our eyes to the design of external and internal part. To decorate Chini Masjid, 283 pieces of Cross Marble stones were used. Along with Cross Marble stones, 25 tons small chips of Chinaware-plate and pieces of glass (both color and non-color) porcelain were also used. This mosque has 27 towers from which 5 towers are still incomplete.

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How to go

From Nilphamari you can take rickshaw, Local bus and also use boat to visit this area.

How To Reach: Nilphamari District

There are available bus 24 hours a day. It is easy to go Nilphamari from Dhaka. The distance between Dhaka to Nilphamari is 364 km and arrival time minimum 7 hours. These bus are available from Dhaka-

1. J, B, Paribahan (Dhaka- Bogra- Nilphamari)
Address: Mohakhali Inter District Bus Terminal.

2. SR Travels (Non AC ,Route > Dhaka to Sherpur, Bagra, Naogoan, Joypurhat, Hili, Gaibandha, Rangpur, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari)
Telephone: Kalyanpur: 01711-394801, 9033793
Gabtoli: 9031226,
Mohakhali: 0155-231 5831,
Uttara: 01711-394 804.

3. Bablu Enterprise (Non AC, Route> Dhaka to Thakurgaan, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Bogra,)
Tel: Shyamli: 8120653, 01716 932 122

Nilphamari and Dhaka are linked by railway. There are few train services available to get from Dhaka to Lalmonirhat. Some of them are as follows:

1. Train Name: Nilsagar Express
Train Number: 765
Train Route: Dhaka Cantonment – Nilphamari – Dhaka Cantonment
Starting Station: Dhaka Cantonment
Starting Time: 08:15
Destination Station: Nilphamari
Arrival Time: 17:20
Time Taken: 9 Hours 5 Minutes
It operates every day except Mondays.
Contact: 0551-61229

2. Titumir Express:
It operates every day of the week.
Departure time from Dhaka: 8:15 am

Where to Stay

The accommodation facilities in Nilphamari have developed in the last few decades. However, the quality and standard of the hotels/motels of the district still requires more improvement. Some of the places you may consider staying in are listed below for your assistance:

1. Akash Residential Hotel
Contact: 0171 22 06070

2. Shihir Residential Hotel
Contact: 01749199189

3. R Rahman Residential Hotel
Contact: 01556501667

4. Navana Rest House
Contact: 0171118823

5. Bonoful Residential Hotel
Contact: 01726759411

Things to do

You will enjoy architectural beauty of 1883 A.D

Eating Facilities

The food management is also very good. You can get different types of food items there. It won’t be a great problem to find a suitable restaurant for you to eat. Referred to where to eat in Nilphamari, click here


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