Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), New Delhi

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. Use our New Delhi journey planner to arrange your visit to Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid) and other attractions in New Delhi.
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  • After the Red Fort in Delhi this place is the next on list of the tourists! The iconic place is central to the faith of many in the past and at present ! The Friday prayers are some thing to cherish ....  more »
  • This is worth a visit if you want to gain an insight into Muslim culture. The structure is impressively large but not particularly decorative. You need to remove your shoes and pay to use a camera. Yo...  more »
  • Very nice mosque in mogul style of architecture. Great views over the surrounding chaotic markets. Charged for taking a camera in, and ladies forced to wear gowns which they supplied no matter how mod...  more »
  • I'm sure the place is beautiful, but we weren't able to get in. The admission is supposed to be free, but they ask you for a bribe of 300 rupees/person. There's English language sign that said you only have to pay if you take pictures. We said we wouldn't take any, but they wouldn't let us because we had cell phones. People who looked native were able to walk in without any hassle or bag check/pat down for cell phones. Depends on your level of interest, but we decided not to support this hustle. We were dressed conservatively and otherwise respectful in every way. Of note, this area is very crowded.
  • Historical place. Architecture is very good. Five star for that. But the approach road is very very crowded and dirty. 1 star for that. Two years back I went there in the evening time. Concern authority should take necessary steps for beautification and cleanliness of the approach road.
  • Architecture, court yard, pigeons.. The place is magical but the people who are managing this monument is utter failure. The place is not clean, the water for ablution is absolutely filthy, the dresses they provide to cover are filthy and the accesses to this place are encroached. You can expect utter chaos on weekends. What so ever, Loved this place. N.B: Avoid weekends.
  • I had a chance to visit this Masjid on a Sunday afternoon. You will need to get down at Jama Masjid Metro station. From there it is about 200m walk to this grand place. A very grand and huge place indeed. You can even climb up one of the minaars (one to the left) with a 30₹ coupon unless it is not closed. You will get a beautiful view of the city from that height.
  • Everything was good, the architecture, the purity a religious place could have. Two things however troubled me very much. You're not allowed to wear shoes in the premises however you can carry them in your hands. I saw people putting their shoes down for taking pictures. So what's the use of making the rule then ? Secondly, in the washroom at the entrance we were rebuked by certain fellows for standing while peeing. Later we found it written in the entrance "sit and pee". I mean why ?

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