Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), New Delhi

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One of the largest mosques in India, Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid) can accommodate up to 25,000 people at any given time. Built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan, the same Mughal emperor responsible for the Taj Mahal, the ornate mosque boasts three majestic gates, four towers, and two 40 m (131.2 ft) red sandstone and white marble minarets. While the entrance into the mosque is free, visitors must pay a camera fee and remove their shoes at the gate. Women are also required to wear a shawl, regardless of the rest of their attire. Use our New Delhi journey planner to arrange your visit to Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid) and other attractions in New Delhi.
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  • The place is very nice and wide. As is the case in several tourist places in India, there are some costs if you want to take pictures. Must pay a janitor of shoes (you can't enter with shoes seems).
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  • It is very close to Chawdi Bazar and I incidentally visited this place waking through the busy streets of the bazaar last month. Its very vast and marvellous. You have to be fully covered if wishes to...  more »
  • Slowly walking from the yellow line on the Globe-Trotter has stated that Masako, came in very handy because that opened the purple line. I entered from the entrance-like entrance has three. There are people selling tickets to the top of the stairs. It was decently, but I do not know whether the real ticket selling tickets. Prima facie, jamamasjitt and description. Also short in the bread is like NG, short bread and will be refused entry to the. Just at the entrance to lend cloth. Will be charged with 100 rupees.
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  • Beautiful Mosque We were told this is the biggest mosque in India and it is certainly an amazing building. The architecture is beautiful and it's a lovely place to visit. With it being a place of worship there is a dress code to visit and ladies do have to wear kind of long gowns over their clothes (these are provided). I would like to visit again when there is a religious service on, apparently the place can hold 25,000 worshippers - I imagine that is a spectacular sight. And the best thing about this is its nearby food its amazing.
  • We are a mixed group of Indian and English foreigners. For our visit to this masjid the 'staff' at the main entrance were not helpful at all. First, they insist shoes are removed and try to get you to pay at the shoe rack. Note: you can enter and carry shoes but the rules change at prayer time. They insist you cover up but do not tell you in a polite way. The cover ups they give you are unsuitable for the hot weather. Some western folk were allowed slippers. The ground is unbearably hot even through socks. And finally, they insist on a 300 rupees fee for any form of camera....it is a fee to allow you to 'carry' a camera device even if you don't use it. This means you pay to carry in your mobile phone!! It does allow you to take a photo "inside" where "inside" is just a prayer room. Half our group entered and took photos showing a beautiful building complex. I am sorry to say that this was the least welcoming place of worship that I have visited in Delhi.
  • Very very beautiful! BEWARE if you are a foreigner they will try to charge you 300 per person! The correct price is 300 for a camera. So if you don’t want to take pics it’s free. Or if you’re in a group of 10 just take one Camera and instead of paying 3000 pay 300.
  • A beautiful pocket of calm at the heart of Old Delhi's mayhem, India’s largest mosque is built on a 10m elevation, towering above the surrounding hubbub. It can hold a mind-blowing 25,000 people. The marble and red-sandstone ‘Friday Mosque’ was Shah Jahan’s final architectural triumph, built between 1644 and 1658. The four watchtowers were used for security. There are two minarets standing 40m high, one of which can be climbed for amazing views. All of the three gates allow access to the mosque. 😍🤩
  • One of the biggest holy place for Muslim. This place is really awesome. The place beside it is full busy crowded but when you come into it we will get a peace of mind. Best place to visit in Delhi. Don't ever miss it if you are interested in heavy old construction.
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