Jama Masjid

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  • Address: Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
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  • Timings: 07:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-1123365358
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture

Emperor Shah Jahan built The Jama Masjid (Place of Prayer) in the Old Delhi. It was the most important mosque of Old Delhi in 1656 and it remains the most cherished and revered one even today. This makes it a very important place for Indian Muslims as well as Muslims from other countries. Jama Masjid is also home to several lyrics from the Mughal period and hence an interesting place to visit but what most people are mesmerized by is the grandiose construction.

The architecture is simply exquisite with beautiful marble minarets and brown arches adorning it. The strong iron door at the entrance is an impressive structure. There are intricate carvings in many places in the interior of the Masjid. The main yard is so huge it can hold up to 25000 people at the same time making it a very powerful place of worship. There are a lot of beautifully constructed steps in many places that make the Masjid distinctive in appearance. Jama Masjid is inextricably linked with the history and culture of Delhi and hence a very significant place of visit for any Delhi tourist.

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A mosque that has retained to be Delhi’s most important mosque since the 16th century, the Jama Masjid holds a lot of significance. There are no Jama Masjid Tickets or Tickets for Jama Masjid. However, you can club this popular attraction with other famous ones by one of our many brilliant Delhi tours. To buy tickets for Jama Masjid or the ones for its adjoining attractions check out our tours and Jama Masjid ticket prices at our tickets segment, now!

  • The southern entry of the mosque has a flight of steps, and the eastern passage of the mosque was the original country passageway and it has 774 steps. So the masjid may not be accessible to everyone.
  • Entry is Free, but photography is charged INR 200.
  • Tourists not allowed during prayer hours.

  • Photography: Rs. 200

  • Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar

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  • Jama Masjid Address: Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
  • Jama Masjid Contact Number: +91-1123365358
  • Jama Masjid Timing: 07:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Jama Masjid Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Jama Masjid(preferred time): 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Jama Masjid: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 60.9% of people who visit Delhi include Jama Masjid in their plan

  • 31.35% of people start their Jama Masjid visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Jama Masjid

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

83.99% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jama Masjid

People normally club together Red Fort and Raj Ghat 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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  • Worth place! Stunning architecture and the best part is to be on the top of minaret which gives you a jaw dropping view of Delhi! Just 20 rupees ticket and a priceless view! I strongly recommend to take the stairs to minaret when here! Take a blue line metro which drops you outside the Jama masjid station! Explore the local market which is very colorful and vibrant! I had my goosebumps! Must must visit place in Delhi to unfold the history of India!

  • You really have to pay to get in? REALLY??! You’ll be paying 300 for enter only while many other local don’t pay. I never pay to enter mosque or temple in my life. First time in my life need to pay to get into religious place. Not really impressive with the people there too. wouldn’t come back and don’t really recommend this place to visit. Maybe it just me and few more people doesn’t like it from hostel. We finish the tour less than 5 min and can’t wait to go somewhere else.

  • What can one say about the iconic Jama Masjid? Such a beautiful piece of architecture that will leave you awestruck by its magnificence. From the steps to the raised platform, you can feel history come alive. I have been here many times and every time I visit it, I fall in love with it again and again. One should definitely visit it to see what I am talking about.

  • जामा मस्जिद पुरानी दिल्ली की शान है। यह भारत की सबसे बड़ी मस्जिदों में से एक हैं। इसके प्रांगण में 25 हजार से अधिक अकीदतमंद बैठ सकते हैं। इसे शाहजहां ने नमाज अदा करने के लिए बनवाया था। लाल किले से महज 500 मीटर दूर इस मस्जिद में तीन गेट और चार प्रमुख मीनारें हैं। बलुआ पत्थर और सफेद संगमरमर से निर्मित इस मस्जिद में उत्तर और दक्षिण द्वारों से प्रवेश होता है। पूर्वी द्वार केवल शुक्रवार को ही खुलता है। इसके बारे में कहा जाता है किपूरी सुल्तान इसी द्वार का प्रयोग करते थे। इसका प्रे हॉल बहुत ही सुंदर है। इसमें 11 मेहराब हैं। इसमें बीच वाला मेहराब अन्य से कुछ बड़ा है। इसके ऊपर बने गुंबदों को सफेद और काले संगमरमर से सजाया गया है। ये निजामुद्दीन दरगाह की याद दिलाते हैं। इसे मस्जिद-ए-जहानुमा भी कहते हैं। इसका मतलब जहान पर फतह महसूस कराने वाली मस्जिद होता है। इसे मुगल बादशाह शाहजहां ने एक प्रधान मस्जिद के रूप में बनवाया था। इसकी एक सुंदर झरोखेनुमा दीवार इसे मुख्य सड़क से अलग करती है। किवदंतियों के मुताबिक पुरानी दिल्ली के प्राचीन कस्बे में स्थित इस मस्जिद को 5000 शिल्पकारों ने मिलकर बनाया था। इसके चार स्तंभ और दो मीनारों का निर्माण रेड सेंड स्टोन और सफेद संगमरमर की समानांतर खड़ी पट्टियों से किया गया है। सफेद संगमरमर के बने तीन गुम्बदों में काले रंग की पट्टियों के साथ शिल्पकारी की गई है। यह पूरी संरचना एक ऊंचे स्थान पर है ताकि इसका भव्य प्रवेश द्वार आस पास के सभी इलाकों से दिखाई दे सके। सीढ़ियों की चौड़ाई उत्तर और दक्षिण में काफी अधिक है। यहीं इस लोकप्रिय मस्जिद की विशेषताएं भी हैं। इस पुराने ऐतिहासिक स्मारक की छाया, इसकी सीढ़िय भारत की समृद्ध सांस्कृतिक विरासत की कहानी कहती हैं।

  • A good place to visit but mostly crowded. As it is Mosque ,so you have to keep your shoes off , hence better to keep a carry bag to keep your shoes and slippers inside. Never forget to climb up on of the minaret of the mosque to see a beautiful view of old Delhi. Always try to enter and exit from gate no 1 as you can easily find any rickshaw or auto to your place.

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