Jama Masjid

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: Old City, Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad- 38002, Gujarat, India
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  • Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +911800-2337951
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Monument, Architecture , Tomb

Jama Masjid, which means the Friday mosque, is the most fantastic mosque of Ahmedabad. It lies in the old city part of Ahmedabad, opposite the Mahatma Ganti Road, on the eastern side of Maidan-i-shah or Teen Darwaza. It was part of a major plan designed by the Mughal Emperor Sultan Ahmed Shah. The western side of the mosque has the tombs of the emperor, his son and his grandson, Ahmed Shah Rauza. Nearby are the tombs of the queens known as the Rani Ka Hazira.

The mosque is built on a rectangular area. It has three entrances, one at the center of each side. The three sides are lined by gardens and the fourth side is used for worship and prayer purposes. In the center of the mosque, is a rectangular ablution. The prayer room is also rectangular with four domes. It is of an Indo-Saracenic architecture style. Some of the central parts of the mosque have lotus structures like the beautiful Jain temple styles. Some pillars even have reference of the bells of Hindu temples.

These are carved on the pillars that are shown hanging from chains. The open courtyard has classic marble flooring with fantastic paintings of Arabic calligraphy work. The whole monument is built of yellow sandstone and has exquisite carvings on all parts. There are 260 columns supporting the 15 domes in the main prayer hall. There is also some very pretty lattice craftwork done on the minarets remaining after the earthquake of 1819.

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  • The nearest railway station is the Ahmedabad junction.

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  • Jama Masjid Address: Old City, Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad- 38002, Gujarat, India
  • Jama Masjid Contact Number: +911800-2337951
  • Jama Masjid Timing: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Jama Masjid Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Jama Masjid(preferred time): 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Jama Masjid: 01:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jama_Masjid,_Ahmedabad
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  • 75.71% of people who visit Ahmedabad include Jama Masjid in their plan

  • 50.44% of people start their Jama Masjid visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Jama Masjid

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

66.36% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jama Masjid

People normally club together Sabarmati Riverfront and Sidi Saiyyed Mosque 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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  • The best place to visit. Very neat and clean. The masjid is so big .

  • Nice place and Friday largest community of Muslim peoples arrived here and group pray for peace and nearest connecting with God forgive happiness for all world

  • Built by Sultan Ahmed Shah in A.D. 1423. Considered to be the high water mark of mosque design on western India. Most of the architectural effect is concentrated in the sanctuary. The flagged courtyard is 255' X 220' Sanctuary Facade: The architect has combined the two types of sanctuary facades, the screen of arches and the pillared portico, with the screen in the centre and the portico on the wings. The juxtaposition of the two elements creates contrast between the volume and strength of the wall surface and the depth and airy lightness of the colonnade. The large central archway has large moulded buttresses of minarets on either sides, whose upper parts have now disappeared. Two smaller archways are placed on either side of the central one. Directly visible through the archway in the shadows is the colonnade of the interior with its engrailed arch springing lightly from its slender columns.

  • It wonderful location... It's too old place in Ahmedabad and good place... But it is in poor area... And also here good environment that give us very very freshness.... So good...

  • Its a very nice place for peace and quiteness If there is prayer going, tourists should not disturb

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