Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), New Delhi

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#13 of 55 in Historic Sites in New Delhi
One of the largest mosques in India, Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid) can accommodate up to 25,000 people at any given time. Built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan, the same Mughal emperor responsible for the Taj Mahal, the ornate mosque boasts three majestic gates, four towers, and two 40 m (131.2 ft) red sandstone and white marble minarets. While the entrance into the mosque is free, visitors must pay a camera fee and remove their shoes at the gate. Women are also required to wear a shawl, regardless of the rest of their attire. Using our online itinerary creator, New Delhi attractions like Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This place is also built by an ancient time Mughal rulers good sculpture so visit this place once and value Indian heritage.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Very good views of old Delhi. I'd better pay attention because you just trick them. Very crowded.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This is the real mosque. I compare with Lal Qila, which now looks no longer as a fortress, but rather as a kind of a park. Jama Masjid in Delhi is called the largest mosque in India. It can accommodat...  more »
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  • May 28, 2017
    A nice place but it felt very commercialized (like almost all touristic/religious places in India). Paid 300 photo charge, entry for the tower, shoe charge etc. Around 500 rupees at the end. Compare that with that i can enter the Louvre Museum in Paris for free as a young person and you see the difference. India needs to get more realistic with their entry fees. Apart from that a magnificent building.
  • June 20, 2017
    Extremely well maintained. Legendary structure with beautiful paintings and designing. They charge around 300 bucks for the camera. You don't have big parking space out there.
  • May 31, 2017
    Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, an undertaking of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, was incorporated in 1975 to promote tourism in Delhi. When the mandate for construction of flyovers was entrusted to the Corporation in 1989, its name was enlarged to Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation. It offers a wide-ranging spectrum of services to tourists and also to the citizens of Delhi. दिल्ली पर्यटन और परिवहन विकास निगम, दिल्ली की राष्ट्रीय राजधानी क्षेत्र सरकार का उपक्रम, 1975 में दिल्ली में पर्यटन को बढ़ावा देने के लिए शामिल किया गया था। जब 1989 में फ्लाइओवर के निर्माण के लिए जनादेश निगम को सौंपा गया था, तो उसका नाम दिल्ली पर्यटन और परिवहन विकास निगम को बढ़ा दिया गया था। यह पर्यटकों और दिल्ली के नागरिकों के लिए सेवाओं की एक व्यापक श्रेणी प्रदान करता है।
  • June 21, 2017
    Beautiful place with historical significance. Went here with a friend and took a dive into serenity and peace. Sat for about half an hour and felt so relaxed. This place is so pure and pious, it will soothe your mind and soul.
  • April 17, 2017
    A very large mosque in Delhi. Around the mosque the roads are chaotic as there are constructions going on, people are everywhere and many hawkers by the roadside. You need the watch your steps as there are holes and vehicles especially motorcycles that will suddenly pass beside you. In most countries, places of worship are free to enter. But here people are taking advantage on structures not built by them. The entrance fee, camera fee etc are exorbitant. Many people are merely sitting at the staircases and blocking your way. Many halal food shops around here.

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