On a list filled with temples, Alamgir mosque stands proudly as a representation of Muslims who have lived here for centuries. Famed for its incredible Islamic architecture, this mosque is unique in the fact that it is located at the banks of the Ganga. It is believed that the Mughal Sultan Aurangzeb who was the great-grandchild of Akbar, constructed it. Another name for emperor Aurangzeb was Alamgir, which is why this mosque is called as such. Historically, it has been noted that Aurangzeb was responsible for the demolition of a temple to construct the mosque. But still, the mosque retained many Hindu influences as can be seen in its unique architecture and art.

  • Timings: 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM
  • Time required: 1-2 hours
  • Tip: Open your shoes outside of the mosque before entering.
  • Nearby Attractions: Dasaswamedh Ghat, Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Tulsi Manas Temple, Ramnagar Fort & Museum
  • Nearby Restaurants: Zaika Family Restaurant, Salt & Pepper, The Coffee House, Petal Of Love And Cakes, Terracotta Cafe, Goli Vada Pav
  • Places to Stay: Hotels near Alamgir Mosque
  • Google rating and reviews: 4 rating and 580 reviews