Tajul Masjid was originally built in 1877 by Bhopal’s third female ruler Shah Jahan Begum. She wanted to create the largest mosque in the whole world and therefore built this one. However due to less funds, the construction was stopped in 1901 and it could only be resumed in 1971. Thus it took almost hundred years to complete this mosque what we see as of today. It is one of the largest mosques in the country.
The main building area is enormous and is surrounded by domes. The Masjid remains closed for non Muslims on the Fridays. If you can make the Muslim prayers, you will enjoy the environment that you will find here. The mosque is the symbol of the religious devotion and the determination of a female ruler. Tajul Masjid has been built on the lines of Jama Masjid in Delhi and you will find remarkable resemblances in the two architectures and the designs. Even the marbles and the decorations appear quite similar. The mosque is one of the central attractions of the city of Bhopal and one must visit here during their visit to the city. There are a number of other mosques nearby that one should visit while visiting here. One of them is DhaiSeedi Ki Masjid which is the oldest mosque ofBhopal.