Atia Mosque is located in Atia village of Delduar police station in Tangail district. It is a historical structure about 400 years old. The distance of the mosque from Tangail city is about 6 km. Zamindar Said Khan Panni, son of Baizid Khan Panni, built the Atia Masjid in 1610. The 18 meter long and 12 meter wide mosque is surrounded by the Laujong River. Atiya Mosque has one large and three small round domes. Beneath the dome and on the four pillars in the quadrangle are elaborate designs.
On the eastern and northern walls of the Atiya Mosque, there are floral designs on terracotta. In addition to three entrances on the east side of the mosque, there are two more entrances on the north-south side. Atiya Mosque, built of red bricks, exhibits traces of Sultanate and Mughal architecture. The Atiya Mosque was damaged in the earthquake of 1800 and was rebuilt in 1837 and 1909. The ten taka note printed by Bangladesh Bank has a picture of Atiya Mosque on one side.
How to go to Atia Mosque?
Distance from Dhaka to Tangail by road is about 84 km. It takes about 3 hours to go to Tangail via Tongi. From Dhaka’s Mohakhali Bus Terminal, Nirala, Baram, Jhatika, Dhaleswari etc. buses leave regularly for Tangail. All these buses cost 150 to 180 taka to go to Tangail.
Get down at the old bus stand of Tangail and take a CNG autorickshaw to Pathrail Bottala. Autorickshaw will charge 15 to 20 taka per person. Atiya Masjid can reach from Battala by CNG, rickshaw or on foot.
where will you stay?
There are Palli Vidyut and LGED government rest houses to stay in Tangail. You can contact them. And if you want to spend the night in a hotel, you can stay at several quality hotels at the Nirala intersection of Tangail city.
Some of the notable hotels in Tangail are mentioned below:
Palash House/ Night Gandha Residential Hotel, Al Faisal Hotel Residential, Hotel Sagar Residential, Afrin Hotel, SS Rest House, Sugandha Hotel, Nirala Hotel, Piyasi Hotel, Hotel Kishkshan, Hotel Aditya, Hotel Dream Touch, Shalbon Residential Hotel, Islamia Guest House, Bhai Bhai Guest House, Yamuna Resort Limited, Elenga Resort Limited Residential Hotels.
Food facilities (Visit to Atia Mosque):
Tangail has a variety of quality hotels and restaurants for dining. Among these, Hotel Nirala located at Nirala Junction of the city is particularly famous. There are a few food hotels within walking distance of Nirala Mor.
Atia Mosque Map:
Places around Atia Masjid :
Apart from the traditional Atia Masjid, one can visit Kartia Zamindar Bari, Delduar Zamindar Bari, Maulana Bhasani Tomb and Museum and Maulana Bhasani University of Science and Technology at a close distance.
Overall, visiting the Atia Mosque in Tangail is an experience you will not soon forget. Its stunning beauty, rich history, and peaceful surroundings make it a must-see destination in Bangladesh. So, if you are planning a trip to the area, be sure to put the Atia Mosque on your list of places to visit.