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Jama Masjid Mosque, Srinagar

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In the heart of the old city lies Jama Masjid Mosque, where thousands of Muslim devotees come to pray. The massive mosque features four towers, three gates, and two 40 m (131 ft) minarets made of sandstone and white marble, all spreading over a surface of 1,200 sq m (12,910 sq ft). Built between 1644 and 1658 by more than 5,000 artisans with Shah Jahan at the helm, the mosque contains intricate carvings on its walls as well as verses from the Koran. Inside, observe the black and white marble floor, which resembles a Muslim prayer mat, and a total of 899 surrounding black prayer boxes. The monumental structure can house some 25,00 people, but officials demand constant peace and silence no matter the crowd. To visit Jama Masjid Mosque on your holiday in Srinagar, and find out what else Srinagar has to offer, use our Srinagar itinerary builder.
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  • Serene mosque in the Srinagar city. Just visit it even if you are not a very religious person. Will feel at peace over there  more »
  • On the day tour of Srinagar after visiting other places We reached at Jama Maszid after evening prayer but as soon as we rolled our car window everyone sitting in car started coughing and feeling seve...  more »
  • The Mosque is from the Mughal era from about 13 century. The architecture is very impressive and grand. We visited during the day which was what my guide told the best time to visit. There is also a g...  more »
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  • This place is very beautiful inner part and as well as outer side of the masjid situated in the down town area of the Srinagar city. The better time to visit in summers at evening hours (4:00 P.M TO 7:00 P.M. ) all working days except Friday because Friday is not suitable for tourists behind any reason. Thanks
  • The mosque is very beautiful and worth a visit.
  • It was built by Sultan Sikandar Shah Kashmiri Shahmiri in 1394 AD. under the order of Mir Mohmmad Hamadani son of Shah hamdan.
  • View from Makhdoom Sahib, of Jamia Masjid, Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir
  • Jamia Masjid is the biggest mosque in Srinagar city and worth visiting. The mosque has four big entry gates to enter. This mosque has 370wooden pillars and a pond meant for abulation in the center of the compound.Located in the centre of the Old City of Srinagar is easily accessible. The outside compound of the complex has many shops selling all traditional item of Kashmir. The scene on Fridays is like a celebration period time. A worth visiting mosque with a grandeur of past. The mosque was built by the ruler Sultan Sikandar and extended by Zain ul Abidin. The mosque was built again after a terrible fire. Every Friday people from far flung areas throng the mosque to offer their prayers.