Jama Masjid

Key Points
  • Time Required: 1 to 2 Hours
  • Open Time: 7 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Entry Fees: No entry fee
Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is located near Chandni Chowk in the state of Delhi India. The real name of Jama Masjid is Masjid-e-Jahan-Numa. It is one of the largest mosques in India.

This mosque was constructed by Mughal ruler Shah Jahan between 1644 to 1656 by spending 1 million rupees. The construction was completed in 1656 AD. There are three spacious doors, four towers and 40-meter high tower made up of red stone and white marble.

Its courtyard is a large area and around 25,000 people can come inside at a time. There are three domes at roof which are surrounded by two tall towers. At floor there are 899 black borders with sharp edges. Plan of the Mosque was prepared by the son of Shah Jahan Aurangzeb in Lahore in Pakistan which was exactly same as Jama Masjid.

Around 5000 workers work day and night to finish the work of Jama Masjid. The Mosque was built under the vigilance of Shah Alam Khan and Shadullah Khan. 25,000 people together can pray at the same time in the mosque.

How to reach Jama Masjid:
Take the metro and get down at Chawri Bazar metro station. it is 10 to 15 distance from metro to reach Jama Masjid.

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