This three-dome mosque is about 200 year’s elderly. A concrete well & an ancient cemetery are lying beside the mosque.
You can take a rickshaw or auto rickshaw (Battery Driven Rickshaw) to visit this place from Rangpur.
But, if you want to know how to reach Rangpur from Dhaka, please click here.
Dhaka and Rangpur are linked by road. Some of the bus services are listed below for your assistance.
1. S R Travels:
Contact: 0119-1863689, 0119-1863691, 0119-863673
2. Green line Paribahan:
Contact: 00-02-9112287, 9133145, 017-300-60006
3. T R Travels:
Contact: Kaylanpur: 01711-394801, 9033793,
Mohakhali: 0155-231 5831,
Uttora: 01711-394 804.
4. Mim Paribahan:
Contact: Gabtoli: 01911-01 36 94, 01734- 42 29 71
5. Alhamra Travels:
Contact: Gabtoli: 88-02-9005612 Cell: 01721-802 031
6. Kurigram Paribahan:
Contact: 01924-469 437, 01914-856 826
Dhaka and Rangpur is also linked by railway. Some necessary information of train services are given below for your assistance.
Train Name: Rangpur Express
Train operates every day except Sundays.
Departure Time from Dhaka: 9:00
Arrival Time in Rangpur: 19:00
The accommodation facilities in Rangpur are now much more developed than before. There are many hotels/motels in the district. Some of the places you may consider staying in Rangpur are listed below for your assistance:
1. Parjatan Motel
2. Hotel North view
Contact: 0521-55405, 052155406
3. Hotel Caspia
Contact: +880521-61111, +8801977-227742
4. Hotel Golden Tower
5. The Park Hotel
Contact: 0521 66718
6. Hotel Tillottama
Contact: 0521 63482, 01718 938424
It won’t be a problem to find a suitable restaurant for you to eat here in Rangpur.
To know more about restaurants in Rangpur, please click here.
For shopping you can visit The Jelaporishod Super Market by the way which is located in the center of Rangpur City.
Khwaja Shahbaz, the founder of the mosque was a prominent merchant of Dhaka. In fact, prominent is not the paragon for him. People used to call him as "Merchant of Prince". According to the history of the mosque, it was built at 1679 AD in the surrounding of the Ramna Park.
The mosque has three large Domes, and the architecture is almost similar to the structures at the era of Mughal (Shaista Khan). The measurement of the mosque is exactly 20.73 m by 7.92m. It is comprises with three front doors, where the middle one is a bit larger compare if you compare with other two.
As a commemoration, the mosque premise has a tomb of the founder of the mosque. The tomb is decorated with only a single dome. The southern part of the tomb has a nicely shaped veranda with a curvy roof. Inside the tomb, there is something which is covered with red cloth.
Each corner of the mosque or the tomb has a firmly built pillar, which are lovely to examine. The baroque style of the pillar will certainly impress you. Neither the mosque nor the tomb has any window. That's why when you'll look inside the tomb or mosque, you'll find it a bit darker, no matter how sunny the day is. Finally it is strictly forbidden for the women for "Jumma Prayer" at Friday. Using a notice board at the facade of the mosque, it’s proclaimed that they have no facilities for women for Jumma Prayer.)  => Array ( [name] => Atkandi Nilkuthi Mosque [post_id] => 5674 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/atkandi-nilkuthi-mosque-%e0%a6%86%e0%a6%9f%e0%a6%95%e0%a6%be%e0%a6%a8%e0%a7%8d%e0%a6%a6%e0%a6%bf-%e0%a6%a8%e0%a7%80%e0%a6%b2%e0%a6%95%e0%a7%81%e0%a6%a0%e0%a6%bf-%e0%a6%ae%e0%a6%b8%e0%a6%9c%e0%a6%bf/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DSCN10841-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Atkandi Nilkuthi Mosque (আটকান্দি নীলকুঠি মসজিদ ) is situated in the Atkandi village of Raypura upazila, Narsingdi. It was built by a man named ‘Alim Uddin’. Alim Uddin built this Mosque just beside the grave yard of his wife ‘Sadetunnesa’. To build this Mughal stylistic Mosque he brought some masons from far land Mohishur, India. Some even compare it with Tajmahal, given its architectural style and the emotions behind it.
Alim Uddin completed his education on Islamic religion from Deobond and later worked as Teacher in a madrasa, conducted by Khawaza Family in Dhaka. Later in 18th century, he built this Mosque, however the exact date of founding this Mosque could not be determined.Architectural property and Layout :
It is a rectangular shaped Mosque. Which can be divided into three specific spatial context. We can exemplify it as below- 1. Inner zone 2. Exterior Corridor zone 3. Exterior Porch zone (under open sky)
Inner Zone of this Mosque contains three domes, and a Mihrab. Among these, three bulbous domes, among which the middle one is the biggest. The inner zone contains two entrances.
Exterior corridor zone of this mosque is elongated in north-south forming a rectangular shape. It contains five bulbous domes, which is smaller than other three. This zone also contains five entrances which are arch shaped and decorated with multi foiled design. In parapet it’s decorated with the Merlon design. In the base line of outer wall it’s decorated with a pitcher design.
Exterior porch zone of this mosque was built considering the large gathering which take place. It’s a square shaped plastered floor, with one feet high bordered wall all around the porch. It contains a main gateway to enter into the Mosque.
Public gathering in different occasion:
In different kind of public occasions, like in the eve of Eid-festivals and in common vacations people from different parts of the country come here to visit this place. On the southern part of this Mosque there is an old Ghat (in the edge of a river) which has stepped down to the branch of Meghna river. So far we know, it was built by G.P. Wize when this region was a place to plant indigo in a massive scale.
Present Condition and ruins of several unrevealed structure:
Present condition of this Mosque is not so consistent in a sense of building strength. It is in very sensitive condition, where it is randomly being used without any treatment of conservation & preservation. That’s why we can observe some deterioration in the brick building both in Exterior & interior part.
In the northern part of the Mosque there are some ruins of buried structure. Some outer portion of that buried structure is seem like spherical shape. Which demands more exploration and systematic archaeological excavation to reveal the history behind this region.)  => Array ( [name] => Musa Khan Mosque [post_id] => 7326 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/musa-khan-mosque/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Musa-Khan-Mosque1-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Musa Khan Mosque (মুসা খাঁ মসজিদ) is yet another edifice inside the Dhaka University premise that was built during the Mughal era. Location of the antique mosque is at south of Doyel Chattar, beside the Karzon Hall, opposite of the Dhaka University swimming complex. Exact Google map coordinate is (23°43'36.33"N, 90°24'2.92"E). You can find another mosque (Shahbaz Khan Mosque) near that place contemporary to this one.
Probably this mosque was built by Musa Khan, son of Isha Khan who was a prominent Zamindar from Baro Bhuiyan. It was quite unsure about the original time when it was built. Musa Khan died during 1623, but the structure of the mosque is almost similar to the Khwaja Shahbaz's Mosque and it was built during 1679. So neither the date nor the builder of the mosque is confirmed. Some people believe this one was built by either Shaista Khan or even later by Dewan Manawar Khan.
The mosque has a vault platform, and over this plinth the main architecture of the mosque is planted. It is a small building just like any other mosques during that period. It has three domes over the top. Middle one is the larger than other twos. Both the inside and outside of the mosque is plastered with cement and washed white with lime. There is a grave of Musa Khan is available at the northeast side.
The mosque has gone through several renovations. Also from the first sight it seemed to me, it is currently not under proper care. The authority just placed a signboard beside the mosque and thought their works are done. It is not a good practice to color this building with yellow this year, and next year white(I have seen this mosque in several colors over the last few years), and finally let the color be disappeared. We are not in a position to do experiment on such a precious object.)  => Array ( [name] => Kutub Shahi Masjid [post_id] => 5084 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/kutub-shahi-masjid/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Kutub-Shahi-Mosjid-astagram-05-by-Lonely-Traveler-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Name of the mosque is Kutub Shahi Mosque (কুতুব শাহী মসজিদ). This is basically a five dome mosque. One larger dome is at the center, and other four domes are near at the corner of the mosque. This is a rectangular shaped mosque and typical smaller one. That's why all the domes atop are jammed together.
Central dome of the Kutub Shah Mosque (কুতুব শাহী মসজিদ) is slightly semi spherical shaped and the other four domes are the shape of oval (half of the oval). Each of the domes are having upside down like flowering ornate at the top.
There is a doubt available between the scholars regarding the building period of the mosque. Some believe its 16th century and some believe it’s from 17th century. Whatever it is, the mosque was built by a saint named Kutub Shah (কুতুব শাহ), and the name of the mosque is taken after him. His grave is located exactly beside the mosque along with other of his companions (locals’ assumption).) )
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