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. 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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  • I was always fascinated by Jama Masjid as i frequently travel to old Delhi. The place is beautifully made. Though I didnt spend much time inside, but it's still worth a visit if you have free time on ...  more »
  • Mosque that has a huge courtyard that can accommodate up to 25,000 people. The mosque was built in the mid-1600, by the Mughal emperor who made the Taj Mahal. The mosque has three classic gates. Its location is in front of the Red Fort. It has four towers and two 40-metre tall minarets. Was required the work of large numbers of workers to build it. Considerable part of prayer for its elaborate decorations.
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  • Visiting the Jama Masjid Mosque is an important element of any visit to New Delhi. A Moslem enclave in the centre of India's capital. Impressively large, the minarets stand above the Chandni Chowk mar...  more »
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  • One of the many historical places in Old Delhi. This is a must visit area for tourists. Great food can be seen being sold in the area close to the mosque. Best way to reach is via metro. Avoid getting it own car as streets are narrow and finding parking can be painful, specially in the evenings.
  • Good experience to visit - this place is the beating heart of Old Delhi! Very large and grand mosque that can only be viewed in its full majesty within the compound walls. Huge courtyard can host upwards of 20k devotees. Gatekeepers were friendly and didn't mind the huge hair...
  • This is incredible and amazing architecture. This place must visit with family and friends. The best time to enjoy it is on a weekday ( lesser crowd) and early in the morning ( since the harsh sun would be overhead by afternoon).
  • This enormous red sandstone mosque was built some 350 years ago and 25,000 can worship together in the courtyard. Shoes must be removed and women receive gowns to visit. Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. There are 3 gateways, 4 angle towers and two 40 m high minarets. It is in red sandstone. The Mosque can accommodate 25000 individuals. It has an extraordinary design.  Visit time is from 7 am to Noon and then from 2pm to 6pm. One can hire an Islamic robe at the Northern Gate. Take your shoes off at the gate. It is suggested to hire a guide
  • The place is very calm. It has soothing atmosphere. The people are very nice there. Everyone must visit the place.
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