Jama Masjid

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  • Address: Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India
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  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

This landmark of Fatehpur Sikri is the prime attraction of this historical city since ages. One of the first and foremost constructions of the complex by Mughal emperor Akbar, it dates back to the 16th century and still proudly places itself in one of the finest Mosques of India.

Built in the traditional Indian style, the Iwans around the central courtyard and the discernible Chhatri (meaning Umbrella) shelters the main building. The three Mihrabs in each of the seven bays and the large Mihrab covered by the dome are adorned in white marble and the geometric patterns offer the architectural variance in construction.

  • Guides are available.
  • It is a religious place, so head should be covered at all times.
  • It is advisable to leave the footwear outside.
  • The peace and sanity of the religious place should be not disturbed.

  • A joint ticket of INR 260 should be taken for all the attractions around Fatehpur Sikri.
  • Children have a concession in the ticket fee.
  • Video shooting & photography has separate charges.

  • You can get there by taxis or private vehicles.

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  • Jama Masjid Address: Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Jama Masjid Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Jama Masjid Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Jama Masjid(preferred time): 09:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit Jama Masjid: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Fatehpur Sikri include Jama Masjid in their plan

  • 36.36% of people start their Jama Masjid visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Jama Masjid

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

51.81% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jama Masjid

People normally club together Agra Fort and Taj Mahal 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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  • Jami Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India. Constructed in 1571 at the suggestion of Sheikh Salim Chishti, it was the first structure to be built in the whole complex.  It has a central courtyard which can accommodate ten thousand men at prayer.

  • A beautiful mosque, grand in size and having big complex to invite thousands of devotee at a time for prayer. This maybe one of biggest mosque having so big area for prayer. The mosque may be the initial structure in the buland darwaza complex. Akbar shifted his capital to Fatehpur sikri from Agra, in time when he was on victory tour of Gujarat region. Buland darwaza was built also as a pride and victory memorial of Gujarat.

  • The Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), a.k.a. Jami Masjid, is a 17th-century mosque in the World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri in India. The Mughal emperor Akbar personally directed the building of the Jāmiʿ Masjid (Great Mosque; 1571), which stretches some 540 feet (165 metres) in length.[1] The mosque also known as the "Friday Mosque" is one of the largest mosques in India and is a most sought after pilgrimage site by the devotees. It is also one of the most visited tourist destinations in Agra district. Some of the designs of the mosque reflect beautiful Iranian architecture.

  • Akbar used to come hear for namaaz every Friday, only this area and tomb of Salim chisti is clean else other part of the fort is very stinky and dirty. People needs to understand the value of this heritage fort and try to keep and restore it, else soon people will forget visiting this place.

  • The Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), a.k.a. Jami Masjid, is a 17th-century mosque in the World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri in India. The Mughal emperor Akbar personally directed the building of the Jāmiʿ Masjid (Great Mosque; 1571), which stretches some 540 feet (165 metres) in length.The mosque also known as the "Friday Mosque" is one of the largest mosques in India and is a most sought after pilgrimage site by the devotees. It is also one of the most visited tourist destinations in Agra district. Some of the designs of the mosque reflect beautiful Iranian architecture. The rectangular mosque comprises a central nave with a single dome, two colonnaded halls on either side, with two square chambers crowned with domes. Carved mihrabs adorn the main chamber and the two smaller rooms.

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