Jama Masjid

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  • Address: Jama Masjid Road, Kinari Bazar, Hing ki Mandi, Mantola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India
  • 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

Jama Masjid - Review

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.

Jama Masjid Information

  • 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.

Jama Masjid Ticket Prices

  • Free entry

How To reach Jama Masjid by Public Transport

  • 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.

Restaurants Near Jama Masjid

  • Bikanerwala Ashoka Restaurant

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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Jama Masjid

  • 77.91% 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.

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Jama Masjid, Agra Reviews

  • आगरा की जामा मस्जिद एक विशाल मस्जिद है, जो शाहजहाँ की पुत्री, शाहजा़दी जहाँआरा बेगम़ को समर्पित है। इसका निर्माण १६४८ में हुआ था और यह अपने मीनार रहित ढाँचे तथा विषेश प्रकार के गुम्बद के लिये जानी जाती है। जामा मस्जिद का निर्माण 1571 में अकबर के शासनकाल के दौरान हुआ था। फतेहपुर सीकरी का निर्माण इसी मस्जिद के आसपास हुआ था इससे मस्जिद के महत्‍व का पता चलता है। मस्जिद का बरामदा बहुत बड़ा है और इसके दोनों ओर जम्‍मत खाना हॉल और जनाना रौजा हैं। जामा मस्जिद से सूफी शेख सलीम चिश्‍ती की मजार पर नजर पड़ती है जो कलाकारी का अद्भुत नमूना है। पूरी जामा मस्जिद खूबसूरत नक्‍काशी और रंगीन टाइलों से सजी हुई है। बुलंद दरवाजे से होते हुए जामा मस्जिद तक पहुंचा जा सकता है। इसके अलावा यहां बादशाही दरवाजा भी है। इसकी खूबसूरती भी देखते ही बनती है।

  • 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.

  • You can see a very pleasant atmosphere here. There are monkeys,pigeons , squirrels and some other animals which add an extra effect to the beauty of this mosque. This was built by Shah Jahan in between 1644 and 1656. A man near that mosque said that our wishes will come true by pouring some milk in vessels in the mosque, for the cats to drink it. The tea just outside the mosque is wonderful.

  • Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the Jama Masjid between 1644 and 1656. It was constructed by more than 5000 workers. It was originally called Masjid-i-Jahan Numa, meaning 'mosque commanding view of the world'. The construction was done under the supervision of Saadullah Khan, wazir (or prime minister) during Shah Jahan's reign. The cost of the construction at the time was one million Rupees.[1] Shah Jahan also built the Taj Mahal, at Agra and the Red Fort in New Delhi, which stands opposite the Jama Masjid. The Jama Masjid was completed in 1656 AD (1066 AH).[1] The mosque was inaugurated by an Imam Bukhari, a mullahfrom Bukhara, Uzbekistan, on 23 July 1656, on the invitation from Shah Jahan.[2] About 25,000 people can pray in the courtyard at a time and it is sometimes regarded as India's largest mosque.[3][4] The mosque is commonly called "Jama" which means Friday.[1] After the British victory in Revolt of 1857, they confiscated the mosque and stationed their soldiers here.They also wanted to destroy the mosque to punish the people of the city. But due to opposition faced, the demolition was not done.[5] The iconic mosque is one of the last monuments built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. After the construction of the monument in 1656, it remained the royal mosque of the emperors until the end of the Mughal period

  • Three tombed structure. Fine architecture. One of the biggest mosque in India. Patterned designs made from white marble on red sandstone on the tomb structures.

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