Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), New Delhi

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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. Use our New Delhi journey planner to arrange your visit to Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid) and other attractions in New Delhi.
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  • This is a beautiful building in the middle of the dense and wild Old Delhi. The mosque structure itself is beautiful and should definitely be checked out while you are in Old Delhi.  more »
  • Visited Friday Mosque with a group we travelled with. It is supposed to be the oldest and largest mosque in New Delhi. There is no problem as a tourist to be admitted but it may cover the feet and women may borrow in ankle clothing. Cameras and mobiles are allowed to take with you for a fee. It was interesting to see the mosque and courtyard with beautiful white and red stones, architecture and even take part in worship life inside as well as the people and all the people who wanted to take pictures of themselves with the family. We were kindly treated and it was gratifying that different religions can live side by side like this.
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  • The monument is huge. The place is crowded with lot of people visiting it. One should definitely visit here when in delhi  more »
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  • A serene place in the midst of the hustle and bustle of old Delhi. It is a beautiful monument a must visit for any tourist visiting Delhi. The magmanity of the construction is astounding. The great arches and domes make for a wonderful sight. It is bewildering how such huge construction were done without heavy machinery when even today reaching that level is very difficult.
  • Loved the experience here. There are unnecessary charges involved, such as 300 bucks for photography but that's the case with many Indian monuments/cultural places. The feeling you get during the namaz hours is that of calmness and tranquility, which is beautiful. It's a wonderful place for photographers as well. Besides, the nearby market has all the different kind of food and drinks you'll need.
  • I'm sure the place is beautiful, but we weren't able to get in. The admission is supposed to be free, but they ask you for a bribe of 300 rupees/person. There's English language sign that said you only have to pay if you take pictures. We said we wouldn't take any, but they wouldn't let us because we had cell phones. People who looked native were able to walk in without any hassle or bag check/pat down for cell phones. Depends on your level of interest, but we decided not to support this hustle. We were dressed conservatively and otherwise respectful in every way. Of note, this area is very crowded.
  • One of the best places to relish non-veg food in India. But at the same time, as the place is Muslim dominated, it is often neglected by the local govt. Despite huge number of tourists visiting the place, it’s not clean or hygienic at all. However, if u can manage the dirty part, it’s beautiful place to explore, especially if you love Mughal era architecture.
  • Wonderful architecture. Giving 5 star by overlooking the surrounding streets, beggars, shops etc. FYI, if you want to take your camera inside you need to buy a ticket for 300 per camera. Otherwise, entry is free but as it is an actual functioning mosque so you cannot enter wearing shoes. You can take your shoes with yourself or you can find some people keeping shoes each pair 5 INR - note that these people are not officially assigned so if your shoes get lost you cannot complain.

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