Travel brings joy to people. It increases the scope of human knowledge. That’s why we see different thinkers have traveled to different places to gain knowledge as well as to keep the mind alive. Regularly everyone should travel to different places to get rid of the tiredness of busy life. Abroad may be first on everyone’s wish list for travel. But the country also has many places and establishments which are in no way inferior to those abroad. One such establishment is the ‘201 Dome Mosque’ of Dakshin Pathalia village of Gopalpur upazila of Tangail district.
Tangail’s 201 dome mosque has made its place in the history of mosques in the world. You can visit this mosque with the largest number of domes in the world at any time of the year. Located in the village of Dakshin Pathalia of Gopalpur Upazila of the district, this mosque is known as ‘201 Dome Mosque’ due to having a total of 201 elaborate domes on its roof.
201 Dome Mosque of Bangladesh is one of the famous mosques in the world. It is located in South Pathalia Village of Nagda Shimla Union in Gopalpur Upazila of Tangail District, Bangladesh. It recognized as the mosque with the most domes and second tallest minarets in the world. This mosque set up with 201 domes and 9 minarets. The 451 feet high concrete the tower has given the title of tallest the tower in the world by Guinness World.
A new life is tied to a certain period of time Meanwhile, laughter-crying, happiness-sadness, affection-love, love-compassion are all running through hope-despair on the way to the end of life. So people have to run from one end of the world to the other end of the world to get peace of mind and knowledge in their busy life. Traveling is not just for fun. Just as travel expands the world of thought, it also has a learning component. Local and foreign tourists and devout Muslims come here. Especially people come from far away to participate in Friday prayers.
Construction (201 dome mosque in Bangladesh)
The construction of this mosque started in 2013 under the initiative of Rafiqul Islam Welfare Trust. Rizia Khatun, mother of the founder chairman of Rafiqul Islam Welfare Trust, laid the foundation stone for the construction work. Approximately 100 crore rupees will be spent on the construction of the mosque.
Architecture (201 dome mosque in Bangladesh)
An 81 feet high dome tops the mosque and around this dome there are 200 smaller domes. Each is 17 feet tall. This beautiful mosque has 4 minarets at the four corners. Each is 101 feet tall. Besides, there are four more minarets of 81 feet height. The tallest minaret at 451 feet is located next to the mosque. This mosque is built in such a way that it is 144 feet in length and 144 feet in width.
Around 15,000 people can pray in the mosque at the same time. The full Quran Sharif is engraved on the tiles on the walls of the mosque. 50 maunds of brass will be used to construct the main door of the mosque. The highest minaret of the mosque will be built to give the call to prayer. The mosque is fully air-conditioned.
201 dome Mosque Complex:
The huge mosque and mosque complex situated on 15 bighas of land. Next to the Mihrab, a freezer will build to store dead bodies. Apart from this, a separate building will construct next to the mosque, which will have a free hospital for destitute women, an orphanage, an old age home, rehabilitation facilities for destitute freedom fighters and their families, a library, a religious research center based on Quran and Sunnah, technical and IT training for unemployed youth.
Tourists from the country and abroad have started coming to see the beautiful mosque. Its specialized floor tiles absorb the outside temperature and keep the floor cool. There is a modern lighting system. The entire mosque premises are under the control of CCTV cameras. Tourists can enjoy the beauty of the mosque while walking around in safety.
A helipad has constructed on an area of 18 bighas around the mosque. Apart from this, sufficient space for car parking has also arranged here. So, there is no worry about keeping vehicles on village roads. All in all, it has become one of the tourist centers due to the coming and going of people from all walks of life.
201 Dome Mosque Map:
How to get to 201 Dome Mosque:
201 If you want to visit the Dome Mosque from any part of Bangladesh, you must first come to Tangail district headquarters. The mosque is 40 km from Tangail Sadar and about 10 km from Gopalpur Upazila Sadar. From Tangail by bus or CNG you can reach Gopalpur upazila by renting auto or CNG and you can easily go to 201 Gumbuj Masjid. In case of return you can come by bus from Gopalpur. The last Dhaka-bound bus leaves Gopalpur at 5 pm.
How to get to 201 Dome Mosque from any country:
From any country you have to come to “Shahjalal International Airport, Uttara” Dhaka. Shahjalal International Airport, Tangail reached by car from any point on Dhaka-Tangail highway. You can go to Gopalpur by fast bus from Tangail Sadar by bus or train from Dhaka to Tangail. From there you can go to the mosque as above.
One can go to Tangail from Dhaka or nearby districts during the day and return within the night. If you want to stay overnight, there are several good quality hotels and resorts in Tangail and Elenga. You can stay overnight at Water Garden Resort, Yamuna Resort, Elenga Resort, Elenga Resort Limited, VIP Hotel and Hotel Prince etc. Apart from this, the neighboring upazila Dhanbari can also stay in the Nawab Palace. Accommodation is also available in Madhupur and Ghatail.
- If you want to visit Dhaka in one day, you must leave early in the morning.
- If the road jammed, it will take a lot of time.
- If you come to Tangail city, you will get a bus or other vehicle to return to Dhaka even after evening.
- Visit 201 Dome Mosque with 451 feet tower, Helipad and car parking recently become a tourist place.
The 201 Dome Mosque is a must-see destination for any traveler visiting the area. Its unique architecture and peaceful atmosphere make it a truly special place. With a little bit of planning, you can make the most of your visit and take in all that this beautiful mosque has to offer.