Jama Masjid - One of the Architectural gift given by Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques not only in Delhi but in India. Completed in 1658 this Mosque has three gateways, Four angle towers and two 40 m high minarets. You can enter the mosque but take precaution to take off your shoes and make sure that you are properly dressed before entering. One can also go to the top of minarets. From here you can have a birds eye view of Delhi.
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JAMI MASJID.Visit the biggest mosque in India. Its name is Jami Masjid. It's really big, you can see in the picture that the minars aren't straigh because of the image effect. The walls and korans are really beautiful!
Built by Shah Jahan in 1656 and took 6 years with 5,000 workmen to complete this beautiful red sandstones mosque.
Approximately huge 28 m square courtyard and accomodates up to 20,000 people at prayer times. Truely full-house during Friday praying or in Eid-el-Fitr.
Gorgeous red sandstones steps lead to Jami Masjid. And around this place are hawkers stalls, from food to shoes, watches, sajadah [small carpet for muslim in praying] and manykind of stuff. In Aurangzeb's time, they're selling horses here.
The great mosque of 'Old' Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was built in 1644 and was the last in the series of architectural indulgences of Shah Jahan, the Moghul emperor who also built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. The highly decorative mosque has three great gateways, four towers and two 40m (135ft) high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. Travelers arriving bare-legged can hire robes at the northern gate. This may be the only time you get to dress like a local without feeling like a prat, so make the most of the hallowed atmosphere
If there's a sight I wanted to see in Delhi, it's the Jama Masjid - India largest mosque. It was planned by Shah Jahan and completed in 1658. There are 4 angle towers and two 40 metres high minarets and... no walls and noroof! Yes, the Mosque itself is a large open square where about 25000 people can assemble and pray - and because the weather in Delhi is generally warm - who needs walls and a roof anyway?
When you visit remember to be dressed adequately: no shorts or miniskirt, and no tank tops. Short sleeves are fine and as a woman you don't need to cover your head. There's also a 100 rupees surcharge to use your camera (august 2003)
Built in 1656, it is the oldest mosque in India and the largest in Asia. I was not able to go inside when I was there but did get some pictures of the grounds.
Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, a fine example of Mughal architecture was built in 1656 by the emperor Shah Jahan to complement his palace in the Red fort.
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The Jami Masjid - Friday Mosque - is the largest mosque in India. Built between 1644 and 1658, it was Shah Jahan's last construction.
Indias biggest mosque. Up to 25,000 worshipper have place inside. You can walk in one of the towers (take care it's quiet dark inside) and have a look over Delhi, if the polution allows it.
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