Jama Masjid

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: Jama Masjid Road, Kinari Bazar, Hing ki Mandi, Mantola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India
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  • Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-1123365358
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Heritage Building

The Jama Masjid is an assembling mosque for vast groups of followers, which was built by Sheikh Salim Chisti, and was among the architects which were the first creations of Fatehpur Sikri. It has the traditional design of a mosque, having the main nave with a central dome and large courtyard halls on each of the sides. There are two chamber halls square in shape which are adorned on the top with domes. The design of the place certainly makes it a sight to be beheld.

Engravings of quibla decorate the central court hall along with other chambers. The facade and the porch are supported by pillars built of sandstone, and the entrance consists of three arched gateways with panelled frames and topped by five structures named chhatris. The central courtyard exhibits the usage of glazed tiles along with intrinsic works on mosaics of coloured stones. There are traditional golden engravings and scriptures upon a royal blue backdrop. The interior of the walls are adorned with designed flowers in watercolour. The Jama Masjid is a serene place of worship incomparable to another in India making it a must visit for the culture-seeker.

  • The exterior panels upon the archways and the outlines of the arches are traditionally painted.
  • Both the larger and the smaller domes of the mosque are structurally supported by several corbelled pendentives.
  • Entry to Masjid is not allowed during prayer time.

  • Free entry

  • By Bus: PWD bus station is a short walk away.
  • By Train: Agra Fort Railway station is very close by.
  • By renting or hiring a car/taxi/rickshaw.

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  • Jama Masjid Address: Jama Masjid Road, Kinari Bazar, Hing ki Mandi, Mantola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India
  • Jama Masjid Contact Number: +91-1123365358
  • Jama Masjid Timing: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Jama Masjid Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Jama Masjid(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Jama Masjid: 00:30 Mins
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  • 77.98% of people who visit Agra include Jama Masjid in their plan

  • 41.3% of people start their Jama Masjid visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Jama Masjid

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

55.84% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jama Masjid

People normally club together Taj Mahal and Mankameshwar Temple while planning their visit to Jama Masjid.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • A monument to visit to take a look at the architecture and beauty. You will require like 30 minutes at maximum to visit it. It is a holy place so you will have to remove footwear while entering. One can have wonderful non vegetarian food in the surroundings of the masjid.

  • A historical monument with a nostalgic effect. Looks even more beautiful when looked from the delhi gate area of agra fort.

  • Jama masjid in agra is opposite to the agra fort. The Jama Masjid is also popularly known as the Jami Masjid or "Friday Mosque". It is one of the largest mosque in India. Built by emperor shah jahah and dedicated to his daughter begum jahanara. It is one of the most beautiful mosque built by Mughals.

  • This majestic masjid was built in 1648 by Shah Jahan, which he dedicated to Jahanara Begum his favourite daughter. There was a famous Tropolia Chowk between Agra fort and Jama Masjid which was destroyed to give way to the Indian railways, thus forming Agra Fort railway station. The red sandstone and white marble monument is clearly visible to the passengers, thanks to the low railway station walls. It is one of the biggest mosque in India. Kindly click on the like button if you find my review helpful.

  • Jama Masjid at Agra also known as the "Friday Mosque" is a seventeenth-century structure and is one of the largest mosques built by the Mughals in India. Constructed under the reign of Shah Jahan in 1648, Jama Masjid is dedicated to his favourite daughter Jahan Ara Begum. This splendid monument is visible from the Agra Fort with the Agra Fort Railway station right between the two structures. Jama Masjid has huge significance in the Indian history and culture and has been intricately designed with multi coloured marbles and sandstone.  The Jama Mosque is built mainly of red sandstone and white marble giving evidence of the magnificent Mughal architecture. The design of Jama Masjid is unique with a fountain at the centre and supported by four kiosks in the courtyard. The interior walls have scriptures in the Persian style containing words of praise for Shah Jahan and Jahan Ara. The inlaid panels of work here is quite similar to that of Taj Mahal and is common to all the monuments and structures built by the Mughals in Agra. Every Friday, special prayers are conducted at this mosque which is attended by thousands of devotees. The Tomb of Salim Chisti is a part of the mosque compound

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