Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid Delhi

Discover the grandeur of Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the heart of old Delhi. This magnificent structure is a masterpiece of Islamic architecture, with a capacity to host twenty-five thousand devotees in its expansive courtyard spanning 1200 sq. mt. The mosque has three gateways, four towers and two minarets that soar to a height of forty meters. Jama Masjid is an iconic symbol of India's rich cultural heritage and religious diversity. To reach the entrance of the mosque, one must climb 121 steps, which are surrounded by bustling food and book stalls in the evening. The central dome of the mosque is an outstanding example of Mughal architecture, and the mosque is surrounded by other beautiful Mughal structures, adding to the grandeur of the place.

Though non-Muslims are not allowed inside the mosque during Namaz offerings, one can still admire its grandeur from the outside. It took a construction cost of one million rupees at the time, along with five thousand workers and six years to complete this magnificent structure. The mosque was the last of Shah Jahan's impressive collection of architectural undertakings, following the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Visiting Jama Masjid is a must-have experience when exploring old Delhi, and is an excellent opportunity to marvel at the architectural brilliance of the Mughal era.

Location : Delhi
Distance from the hotel : 12 km
Distance from the airport : 25 km                                  
Driving time : 32 minutes


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