Having the literal meaning of windows or brackets, the Khirki Masjid is quite different in design and structure from its other counterparts.Built on a huge pedestal, this beautiful mosque has high religious significance and belongs to the era of the Delhi Sultanate. Its giant arches give it the appearance of a fort and draw tourists from all across the country and abroad. A delightful sightseeing location, Khirki Masjid is the perfect blend of Islamic and Hindu architectural styles. Khirki Masjid was established by Khan-e-Jahan Junan Telangani, the Prime Minister of Feroz Shah Tughlaq. This mosque is best known for its artistic designs and smartly arranged vents-- that allow the filtration of air and light from above. The many khirkis or windows in the mosque create a kaleidoscope of hues and present a fascinating display of light and darkness in various portions of the monument. Khirki Masjid is located in an open courtyard and has several smaller courtyards within its sprawling complex. Marveled more as an example of mathematical designs than a piece of grandiose, this mosque has minimal décor and is known for its simplicity in design—both on the inside and outside. It consists of 9 domes, 12 flat roofs and 25 squares on various sides of the complex. After visiting this monument, you would heartily agree that it is one of the most fascinating pieces of architecture in India.
Open on all days, Preferred Timings: sunrise to sunset
1 to 2 hours
Photography charges: nil (permission required from the caretakers)