Jama Masjid Delhi
This great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.
Jama Masjid is highly decorative mosque has three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. Travellers can hire robes at the northern gate. This may be the only time you get to dress like a local without feeling like an outsider so make the most of it.
♦ Construction Started :1644
♦ Construction Completed : 1656
♦ Cost of Construction : 1 million rupees
♦ Who Built It : Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
♦ Maintained By : Delhi Waqf Board
♦ Where is it Located : Delhi, India
♦ Structure Type : Mosque
♦ Dimensions : 80m in length; 27m in width; 41m in its highest point
♦ Materials Used : Red Sandstone, Marble
♦ Architectural Style : Islamic
♦ Architect : Ustad Khalil
♦ Capacity : 25,000
♦ Opening time: Jama Masjid Delhi timings are from 7 AM to 12 Pm and from 1.30 PM to 6.30 PM. It is open on all days of the week.
♦ Entry Ticket: No entry fees here, but photography inside isn’t allowed.
♦ Nearby attractions: Rajpath, Connaught Place & Chandni Chwok area is in 1-5 km radius of Birla Temple
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