Jama Masjid is largest mosque in India and can accommodate almost 25,000 people at a given time. This is located in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi. This was the last creation of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, and was built between 1644 and 1658.There are three gateways, four angle towers and two minarets standing 40m high, and is constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble.
Once can enter from gate 1 or 3. By paying a little extra you can even climb the narrow southern minaret which is made up of 121 steps, to have a better view. From the top of the minaret, one can see one of the features that the world renowned architect Edwin Lutyens had incorporated into his design of New Delhi and it’s interesting to see that the Jama Masjidh , Connaught place and Sansad Bhavan (Parliament House) appear in a direct line. Visitors are requested to remove their shoes at the top of the stairs. There’s no entry fee to visit the mosque however if you wish to click a few pictures then you would need to pay a little extra. Women are not allowed inside the mosque. The timings to visit the mosque are from 9:00am to 5:30pm.
|Entry Fee||no entry fee|
|Timings||All days of the week 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|