Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), New Delhi

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One of the largest mosques in India, Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid) can accommodate up to 25,000 people at any given time. Built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan, the same Mughal emperor responsible for the Taj Mahal, the ornate mosque boasts three majestic gates, four towers, and two 40 m (131.2 ft) red sandstone and white marble minarets. While the entrance into the mosque is free, visitors must pay a camera fee and remove their shoes at the gate. Women are also required to wear a shawl, regardless of the rest of their attire. Using our online itinerary creator, New Delhi attractions like Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I was really impressed by the size and beauty of this mosque. This was one of my favourite spots in Delhi. It's really worth going up in the minaret as the view over Delhi is quite breathtaking (in sp...  more »
  • I visited there with my girlfriend the place was quit full as its Ramadan so the market seems to be bright I have visited there so many time but never in Ramadan . I had a great experience there if yo...  more »
  • Interesting Place in the middle of Old Delhi. It is allowed to go on top of the tower. You can leave your shoes at the entrance for a few rupees.  more »
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  • A nice place but it felt very commercialized (like almost all touristic/religious places in India). Paid 300 photo charge, entry for the tower, shoe charge etc. Around 500 rupees at the end. Compare that with that i can enter the Louvre Museum in Paris for free as a young person and you see the difference. India needs to get more realistic with their entry fees. Apart from that a magnificent building.
  • A very large mosque in Delhi. Around the mosque the roads are chaotic as there are constructions going on, people are everywhere and many hawkers by the roadside. You need the watch your steps as there are holes and vehicles especially motorcycles that will suddenly pass beside you. In most countries, places of worship are free to enter. But here people are taking advantage on structures not built by them. The entrance fee, camera fee etc are exorbitant. Many people are merely sitting at the staircases and blocking your way. Many halal food shops around here.
  • Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, an undertaking of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, was incorporated in 1975 to promote tourism in Delhi. When the mandate for construction of flyovers was entrusted to the Corporation in 1989, its name was enlarged to Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation. It offers a wide-ranging spectrum of services to tourists and also to the citizens of Delhi. दिल्ली पर्यटन और परिवहन विकास निगम, दिल्ली की राष्ट्रीय राजधानी क्षेत्र सरकार का उपक्रम, 1975 में दिल्ली में पर्यटन को बढ़ावा देने के लिए शामिल किया गया था। जब 1989 में फ्लाइओवर के निर्माण के लिए जनादेश निगम को सौंपा गया था, तो उसका नाम दिल्ली पर्यटन और परिवहन विकास निगम को बढ़ा दिया गया था। यह पर्यटकों और दिल्ली के नागरिकों के लिए सेवाओं की एक व्यापक श्रेणी प्रदान करता है।
  • You feel the weight of centuries of history beneath the stones. But the place could do with a lot better maintenance. People at the gate can be a bit rude sometimes and are very particular of the 300 rupee ticket charged for carrying a camera. So if you don't plan on using one, tell them clearly and do not take it out. They enforce with a decent force and will throw you out of you don't have a ticket for using one. All said and done, the place is beautiful and you could spend a couple of hours just looking at the sky from within the premises.
  • Grand and the largest Masjid in India.Can hold 25000 worshippers at a time. This mosque took 13 years for construction and was completed in 1650. Built in sandstone as Red fort and also in Shahjahan era. This mosque is simply magnificent but can do well with better maintenance, there are many in premises trying to fill their own pockets from tourists. Be aware of that.