Gutia Mosque

Type: Mosque/Eidgah
Contributed By: Nayeem ,Lonely Traveler


Gutia Mosque is situated in Barisal, also known as Baitul Aman Mosque. The mosque was built 20 km away from Barisal in a place called Ujirpur. It is supposed that, it took 210 million BDT to build this mosque. This mosque is outstanding to look at as the best equipment’s have been used. It is well decorated with lights, frames, and has speakers of BOSE, so the Azan is very melodious. The area is huge with a Madrasa, Eidgah, pond and garden. It has 30 staffs to look after the mosque. This mosque has separate place for women to perform Salah.

Mr. Sharfuddin Ahmed Shantu established this mosque in 16th Dec, 2003. He spent 10 million dollars to build this Gutia Masjid. The designs and decorations used here are taken from Europe, Asia, and Middle East’s most famous mosque.

How to go

The mosque is a bit far from the Barisal town (বরিশাল টাউন). It is exactly beside the road of Barisal-Swarupkathi (বরিশাল-স্বরূপকাঠি). Also, it is a famous place. Everyone knows about this place. It will be better if you take any vehicle for round trip with you. You’ll find some bus for Guthia Mosque (গুঠিয়া মসজিদ) from the Dhaka bus stoppage near the town. GPS coordinate of the mosque is (22°46’57.64″N, 90°14’19.72″E).

How To Reach: Barisal District

Barisal is connected with Dhaka both by roads and rivers.

You can travel to Barisal district by road as well. Several buses drive from Gabtoli bus stand every hour to Barisal. Most of the buses go to Barisal by crossing Paturiya Ghat, but some of the bus services may also go by passing through Mawa Ghat.

Some of the names of buses that travel from Dhaka to Barisal are:

1. Sakura Paribahan, Contact: 01190658772, 01729556677
2. Eagle Paribahan, Contact: 02-9006700
3. Hanif Paribahan, Contact: 01713049559

Each bus leaves every hour from 6:00am until 10pm. The reaching point is Nokhullabad bus stand in Barisal and the journey may take 6 to 8 hours.

General bus rates:

AC Bus fare: Tk 700
Non AC bus fare: Tk 500
Local bus fare: Tk 250-Tk 300

Launch is the most comfortable and relatively safe option to travel to Barisal district from Dhaka. Quite a few launches drive to Barisal district from Dhaka at Sadarghat terminal. Some of them have been listed below for your assistance.

1. Shurobhi
2. Sundarbans
3. Kirtonkhola
4. Kalam Khan

Launch starts from Sadarghat at 8:00 pm and is expected to reach Barisal launch Ghat within 8 to 10 hours.

Rate of single cabin: Tk 850
Rate of double Cabin: Tk 2600
Rate of Deck: Tk 250

Barisal is also connected to Dhaka through air. Flight starts from Dhaka airport and arrive at Barisal. United airways are currently the only airline, offering flights to Barisal from Dhaka. Plane fare starts from BDT 3925. For more information, go to United Airways.

Where to Stay

Some of the hotels available in Barisal district are as follows:-

1. Hotel Paradise Two International
Cell: +88-01717-072686, +88-01724-853590

2. Hotel Grand Plaza
Cell: +88-01711-357318, +88-01917-458088

3. Hotel Athena International
Phone: +88-0431-65109, +88-0431-65233.

4. Hotel Haq International
Cell: +88-01718-587698

Things to do

Beside the mosque, there is a madrasa, joined by walkway. The masjid area contains flower garden, shrubs, fruit tree which enriches its beauty. In the mosque area there are also several ponds and canals. Where visitors can spend leisure time by roaming around the compound.

Eating Facilities

Barisal is famous for sea foods. One can easily get taste of Barisal foods in local restaurants.


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  • It was the day-3 of our four days tour and we have hired a rented car for three days. The daylight has gone when we were at the Barisal town (বরিশাল টাউন). That car has served us well for these three days. Just one last service needed, and it was the Guthia Mosque (গুঠিয়া মসজিদ). This mosque is at it's best during the night. This mosque is a bit far from the town. So after confirming our rooms from the Hotel Athena, we have started moving again.

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