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  • Address: Matya Mahal, Old Delhi 110 006, India
  • Hours: Open daily 7am - 12:15pm and 1:45pm - 30 minutes before sunset. Closed to non-Muslims at times
  • Admission: Free

The stunning Jama Masjid mosque is the largest in India and the final architectural magnum opus of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Construction of the mosque began in 1644, but it wasn't completed until 1658. It has 3 gateways, 4 angle towers and 2 minarets standing 130 feet (40 meters) high, and is constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. The main entry point is Gate No 3. The mosque's courtyard can hold a mind-blowing 25,000 people.

For Rs20 it's possible to climb the southern minaret (women must be accompanied by a male; sometimes unaccompanied men may also not be permitted), where the views are superb. From the top of the minaret, you can see one of the features that architect Edwin Lutyens incorporated into his design of New Delhi - the Jama Masjid, Connaught Place and Sansad Bhavan (Parliament House) are in a direct line.

Practical Info

It is located opposite the Red Fort of the walled city of Old Delhi. The nearest metro station is Chawri Market, or take a taxi. Visitors should remove their shoes at the top of the stairs (pay the shoeminder Rs5 upon collection). Beware of fake guides insisting there's a charge to enter the mosque (admission is free). If you wish to hire a guide, ask to see accreditation. For non-Muslims the opening times are 07:00-12:15, 13:45-30 mins before sunset; closed noon-14:00

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