Jama Masjid Tours

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Old Delhi’s Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India and an unmissable stop on any Delhi itinerary. Built between 1644 and 1658 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the mosque’s red sandstone and white marble domes, minarets, gateways, and arches are both grand in scale and elegance. Devout Muslims still come here to pray five times a day, while travelers stop by to marvel over the details. 

The Basics
The large Jama Masjid complex consists of a courtyard, a prayer hall, arched entrance ways, two minarets, and three domes. Around the outside of the mosque, hawkers sell all kinds of clothes, snacks, and textiles, but inside, the atmosphere is calm. It’s possible to climb the southern minaret (outside of prayer time) for a small fee. From there, the views over the tangled streets of Old Delhi are among the best you’ll find.

Many travelers opt to visit the Jama Masjid on a half- or full-day tour of Old and New Delhi, either on foot or by customizable van tour. In addition to a stop at the Jama Masjid, most tours also visit other Old and New Delhi highlights such as the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, and the Qutub Minar.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Jama Masjid is a must-visit site for travelers interested in history, architecture, and culture in India.
  • There is no entry fee; don’t believe touts who tell you to pay. But many visitors find that a guided tour helps add context to the site’s interior.
  • Before entering, remove your shoes and leave them with a shoe minder.
  • Both men and women should dress modestly to enter—long pants and sleeves, plus a head covering for women. 
  • The views from the minaret are amazing but the steps are steep, so young kids or those with mobility issues may want to pass on the climb.
  • Women must be accompanied by a man to climb the minaret, and sometimes lone males aren’t allowed to enter either.

How to Get There
The Jama Masjid is in Old Delhi. The Delhi Metro is the easiest way to get around the city, and the nearest metro station is Chawri Bazaar. The streets of Old Delhi are very congested, so getting a taxi is not very practical, but you can take a cycle or auto rickshaw from other parts of Old Delhi.

When to Get There 
Non-Muslims are only allowed to enter the Jama Masjid outside of prayer times. As Muslims pray five times a day, this means the mosque is closed quite frequently. Non-Muslims should also avoid visiting on Fridays (the Islamic holy day) and during Islamic festivals, when it is also very crowded. 

Touring Mughal Old Delhi
Much of Old Delhi was planned and built by the Mughals, who ruled Delhi (and much of India) from the 16th to 19th century. Delhi’s Mughal monuments are among its finest and most distinctive—the Red Fort is across the road from the Jama Masjid and the Chandni Chowk market is also nearby. All of these Mughal Delhi highlights can easily be visited in one day.
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Address: Matya Mahal, Old Delhi 110 006, India
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3-Hour Old Delhi Heritage Walking Tour With Rickshaw Ride

Experience traditional Indian life as you walk through Old Delhi on a 3-hour tour that takes you into the heart of the old city. You'll stroll with your guide through the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar and visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. You also sample some favorite street food dishes and hop on a rickshaw for a short ride to the spice market. Includes travel by metro and rickshaw, snacks, guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Old Delhi Cycle Tour

Discover Old Delhi’s historic charm during a 3-hour cycling tour. Explore landmarks like the Chandni Chowk market, Old Delhi Railway Station, along with bustling back alleys. Designed for intermediate cyclers, your small-group tour is limited to eight guests for a more intimate experience. Expect to cover between 7 to 10 miles (12 to 15 kilometers) during the ride, which includes a stop for breakfast and tea.
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Private Tour: Captivating Walk through Old Delhi's Colorful Chandni Chowk with Private Transfer

Travel back in time with this walk through the Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. As you stroll past lively bazaars and ancient shrines, your guide will share information on the rich history of this area. See the Jama Masjid, the Red Fort, Hindu Temple Gauri Shankar, and more. Taste delicious sweets at a 140-year-old sweet shop and enjoy a rickshaw ride to the largest spice market in Asia.
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Private Half-Day Tour of Old Delhi with Lunch

Explore the sights of Old Delhi with your own private guide on a private half-day tour. See the Sikh temple, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, and Jama Masjid—one of India's largest mosques, sample parathas and Indian chai from local vendors, go shopping in the bustling Chandni Chowk bazaar, and stop for a lunch of authentic dishes. Your tour includes snacks and lunch, private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Independent Old and New Delhi City Tour in Private Car

Delhi has a wealth of world-famous sights, but getting to each location takes a lot of planning. Skip the hassle of arranging your own transportation with this convenient sightseeing excursion. You’ll see highlights from both Old Delhi and New Delhi, leaving you time to grab lunch on your own. Round-trip hotel transfers are included, so you can settle back and enjoy top attractions like Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, and more.
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Private Tour: Highlights of Delhi

Explore New Delhi with your own private guide on a comprehensive full-day tour. Highlights include UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Jama Masjid and Qutub Minar, and the monumental India Gate. Includes a buffet lunch and hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Tour: Old and New Delhi with Jama Masjid

Discover the highlights of Old and New Delhi on a comprehensive 10-hour tour with your own private guide. Highlights include reflective time in the Lotus Temple, browsing the local bazaar known as Chandni Chowk, and taking in UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Jama Masjid and Qutub Minar. This full-day tour includes lunch, entrance fees, and round trip transport from your Delhi hotel or the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
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Full-Day Highlights Tour in Delhi

Spend a full day exploring the highlights of both New and Old Delhi on this comprehensive sightseeing tour. With a guide providing engaging commentary as you travel, visit highlights such as the India Gate, the President's House, Jama Masjid, the Red Fort, and Charbagh (the Four Quadrant Garden). Learn much more about Delhi's history, culture, architecture, and cuisine than you would just traveling on your own.
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Day Tour of Delhi: Old and New

Contrast the modern with the ancient during this private 8-hour exploration of New and Old Delhi. Discover age-old monuments including the The Iron Pillar, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and Jama Masjid. After wandering among the throngs of vendors inside the walled-off Old City and visiting the Raj Ghat, you’ll enjoy an included rickshaw ride through Delhi’s winding streets.
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Private Full-Day Tour of Old and New Delhi

Discover Old and New Delhi with your own private guide on a 9-hour tour that covers UNESCO World Heritage sites and narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis (traditional townhouse). In Old Delhi, visit monuments such as the Red Fort (Lal Quila), Jama Masjid, and Raj Ghat before taking a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk Bazaar. In New Delhi, tick off famous sites including Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, and India Gate, and look at the Parliament House and President’s House from the outside.
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Private Tour of Delhi City Departing from Delhi Airport

Explore Delhi with ease on this comprehensive 10-hour tour. Your English-speaking guide will meet you at the airport and take you to Old and New Delhi highlights like the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Lotus Temple, National Museum, and more. Enjoy a great overview of local history and culture before your tour concludes.
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Private 8-Hour Tour of Old Delhi with Red Fort and Jama Masjid

Explore Delhi with your own guide on a private 8-hour tour that includes UNESCO World Heritage sites, temples, and a traditional market. See the largest mosque in India, Jama Masjid, and the Red Fort (Lal Qila). Learn about Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat, ride a rickshaw around the vibrant Chandni Chowk Bazaar, and tour the immense Hindu temple Swaminarayan Akshardham. Includes private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Delhi Private Custom Sightseeing Day Tour

Create your own itinerary for a private full-day tour of Delhi led by your own local guide and driver. Travel in a private air-conditioned vehicleto take in the dynamic city, which is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Jama Masjid and the Red Fort, along with crowded bazaars such as Chandni Chowk, and much more.
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Heritage Walk Including Food Tasting in Old Delhi

Combine cuisine and history on this walking tour of Old Delhi. With a guide in the lead, you'll be sure not to miss anything, stopping to visit all the must-see examples of Mughal architecture scattered throughout the neighborhood. Stroll through the local food markets to sample different Indian street food and snacks; you'll also have the opportunity to buy local spices as well as locally-crafted souvenirs.
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Private Tour: Old Delhi with Dharampura Haveli Including Meal

Experience Old Delhi’s highlights on a 5-hour private tour. Choose a morning, afternoon, or evening departure, and visit the monumental Red Fort to see how India’s Mughal emperors lived, before exploring the Jama Masjid, the Digambar Jain Lal Mandir temple, and more. Then, ride a cycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk bazaar before an authentic Indian lunch or dinner at the Dharampura 'haveli' (mansion). Your meal, private air-conditioned transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Delhi Sightseeing Day Tour

The capital of India is huge and spread out, with lots to see and do across the city. This full-day private tour makes it easy to see the top spots efficiently, including Akshardham Temple, Humayun's Tomb, the Lotus Temple, Chandni Chowk, the Jama Masjid, the India Gate, the Red Fort, the Parliament House and the Mahatma Gandhi Sanctuary, all with the support of a personal driver.
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Old Delhi Walking Tour with Authentic Indian Lunch

Old Delhi is a vibrant Mughal-era neighborhood packed with must-see monuments and tasty local dishes. Stroll through 400 years of history on an exclusive walking tour that stops at the magnificent Jama Masjid mosque, a Sikh temple, and the Chandni Chowk market. Sample fresh Indian bread and chai tea, enjoy a local lunch (included), and have the option to upgrade to visit the Red Fort.
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Private Excursion Old and New Delhi Sightseeing Tour

The proposed tour brings to the visitor the crown jewel attractions of Delhi, and, an insight into the life and times of a city that was raized and rebuilt seven times over the last 2000 years. Impressions and expressions of different civilizations are delightfully embedded in the cultural fabric of Delhi.
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Two Full-Day Tours of Delhi And Agra With Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar

Explore Delhi and Agra over two days with a tour package from Delhi. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar in Delhi, and the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in Agra. You'll also see popular destinations like Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat, ride in a rickshaw, and hear about India's history and culture from your guide. Includes full-day tours of Delhi and Agra, private transportation, and local guides. Does not include overnight accommodation.
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Old and New Delhi Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover the main attractions in both New Delhi and Old Delhi during a private full-day tour of India's dynamic capital. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, and Qutub Minar, along with landmarks such as India Gate and Jama Masjid. Includes private air-conditioned transportation, guide, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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4-Day Agra-Jaipur Tour From New Delhi

Experience the Alluring Golden Triangle Trip with Taj Mahal, Pink City -Jaipur and New Delhi (The Capital city of Modern India)
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Private Day Trip from Old to New Delhi with Guide

Delhi is full of sights that are hard to leave off a successful itinerary, but visitors can find it challenging to travel from one part of the bustling city to another. On this Delhi tour, let a driver and guide do the legwork, taking you to explore Old and New Delhi attractions. See some of the city’s most popular historical, religious, and political landmarks, and stop for photos at India Gate. A rickshaw ride is included, and a buffet lunch is available with an upgrade.
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6-Day Private Golden Triangle Tour: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Mandawa

Experience the best of India’s historical and architectural highlights on this 6-day private Golden Triangle Tour of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Mandawa with a private guide. Begin your adventure in Delhi, where you’ll visit one of the world’s largest mosques before continuing on to Raj Ghat, which commemorates the life of Mahatma Ghandi. Check out Taj Mahal in Agra, visit the famed Qutub Minar and wander the streets of Mandawa where incredible ‘havelis’ (mansions) house the elite. Breakfast is included, with an option to upgrade for lunch and dinner.
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4-Night Private Golden Triangle Tour: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur

Explore India’s Golden Triangle on this 4-day private tour through Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Get an up-close look at India Gate and Raj Ghat as you discover the backstreets of Delhi with your guide. Then travel by private vehicle through the ruins of the Mughal Empire, visit UNESCO-listed sites like the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri in Agra, and take a Jeep ride up to Amber Fort. Gain insider’s access to Jaipur’s royal history on a trip to the City Palace and enjoy 5-star accommodations including breakfast.
  • Duration: 5 days
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