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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  • Visited the Jama Masjid on a hot afternoon to show the big mosque to my daughter. Located right opposite the Red Fort, it is another monument to be visited.  more »
  • Good historical value and worth the visit while walking chandni chowk market. The masjid itself is not all that big but the courtyard is a nice place take a few pics. Visibly quite old but that adds t...  more »
  • Cannot visit the Jama Masjid mosque in the old part of the city of New Delhi, to enter you must take off shoes and donning a tunic which cover the entire body, men should be with long pants. In the Middle it has a source. You can not enter the prayer hall, but if touring the spectacular halls with beautiful chandeliers, there are beautiful views of the city from there. Faucets just for women and other men are peculiar. It took 6 years for its construction, it is very impressive. As in almost all places in india, they charge the camera right. I recommend a visit.
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  • Majestic mosque, huge central courtyard. You have to pay if you are going to take a camera in, even if you insist that you will not be taking any pictures. On a clear day, the view from the tower is wonderful. Appropriate dress is needed, heads covered for ladies. This is a functioning mosque, so tourists are kicked out at prayer times.
  • First, I am atheist. This is not religion matter for me. But also it is. They made new enemy today. Please trun your head to other place then you will get a good day in Delhi. If you have a doubt about it please read my pictures who already did bad reviews about here(I just read and captured it) Second, thanks for give me a motivation to write this long review. My english skills are getting improved. I hate India muslims. Already some person told about cheating to foreigner 300rs and shoes stuff below reviews ... okey this is cheating but today two muslims grab my hands strongly in force and push me to pay 300rs for mobile camera(what for?? It is real make ticket office in front of 4 gates)It bruised me. f★★k you!!! Whoever manage this mOjit. Muslims did not care about it even their holy place became dirty pond of muslim gangsters and cheaters. They support srinagar with this money. This is not cheating because they touch my body by power and forced me. It Bruised on dark my left hands, index finger has trouble. Middle fingers are okey. I did not pay at all just give 10rs for the shoes keeper(not necessary but okey). Muslim Imam(leader) is already sleeping...there....muslim community are not exist...? they spit on their own face and show it to the world including who did not care about india religion issue. I am not a grown man but if it is young students or girls and childrens...what they will do?
  • Mughal era mosque which still stands tall in all its glory. The mosque has a wide courtyard whose sandstone becomes streaming hot during summers but its faith that draws people here. The mosque has a majestic ambience. One can have great non veg dishes in the restaurants surrounding the mosque.
  • This place has a great potential and is historically one of the largest mosque in India. That being said, get ready to face trouble and very rude muslim staff working there... First if you're foreigner looking, be ready to spend Rs.300 to get in the mosque, regardless if you carry a camera or not... (although signs say entry is free, I still had to pay Rs.300 and I didn't have a camera/mobile). The Muslim doormen probably put the money straight into their pocket? Then, once your inside, you'll be given a lungi (traditional garment to cover legs), so far so good. There is not much to see inside and the mosque is very crowded, if you want to see the minaret, foreigners must get ready to pay another Rs.100. Finally when leaving the mosque, the lungi man will ask you for a tips, and hassle you if you don't give enough!! When it's time to put back your shoes, another Muslim staff will ask you for more money (I was asked for Rs.70 but decided to completely ignored them and left). AVOID and go to Hindu or Sikh temple around this area, which are much more respectful with people.
  • Very old mosque of India created about 300 years ago. Surrounding which many debates have taken place. Simple and peaceful place to come and spend some time. You can try mughali items offering by many stalls made by following the proper mughal recipe. Like kebab, biriyani, korma, tikka etc.