Bandel Imambara

The Imambara, a Shia Muslim pilgrimage, is located two kilometers away from the Church, on the banks of the Hooghly River. It was built by Haji Mohammad Mohsin in 1861, at a cost of 2,75,000 rupees. The sundial in the garden is of interest to most visitors, and the 35-m. high clock tower offers a wonderful view.

Inside the Imambara, the walls are adorned by quotes from the Koran, carved in marble. Muslim festivals, particularly Muharram, are celebrated every year with great splendour.

Imambara, built by Hazi Mohammad Mohsin, is situated on the bank of river Ganga in Chinsurah. The construction of the building started in the year 1841 and was completed in 1861. The two storey building consists of several rooms and has a wide entrance, with the main gate flanked by two 80 ft tall towers and a massive clock tower between them.

The walls are decorated with texts from Holy Koran and the interior is enriched with marbles, candle and lanterns. The mosque is situated north of the building and in the south there are graves of Mohammad Mohsin and his relatives.

The place is located close to the Hooghly railway station on the Howrah-Bandel main line. Tourists can hire rickshaws to reach the place.

Timing: 8 am – 6 pm (December - July)
8 am – 5:30 pm (August - November)