One of the largest mosques in the country, Jama Masjid is famous worldwide. Jama Masjid, one of the historical sites of the country, has many historical events and memories inside it.
One of the largest mosques in the country, Jama Masjid is famous worldwide. The Jama Masjid, one of the historical sites of the country, has many historical events and memories inside it. Jama Masjid was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the year 1656. Located in Old Delhi, this mosque is made of red and marble stones. It took 6 years to build this mosque and about 10 lakh rupees.
North and south gates can be used to enter Jama Masjid, while the eastern gate opens only on Fridays. It is popular about this gate that Sultan used to enter Jama Masjid through this gate. The Jama Masjid has 11 arches. The middle arch is the largest, with white and black marble dome.
Jama Masjid Timing
Jama Masjid opens for a week. However, during this time it is important to take care of the timing. It is open from 7 am to 12 noon and again from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Keep these tips in mind while visiting Jama Masjid
1- Going to Jama Masjid, keep in mind that one should enter the mosque early in the morning to avoid the crowds and other noise.
2- Since it is a religious place, wear clothes accordingly.
3- The nearest metro station of Jama Masjid is Chavdi Bazaar, which is located on the Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro.
4- Apart from this, there is also a Red Fort near Jama Masjid. So, if you are going to the mosque then do not forget to visit the historic Red Fort.
How to reach Jama Masjid
You can also take the metro route to visit Jama Masjid. The nearest metro station here is the Chavadi Bazaar located on the Yellow Line. After getting down on the metro, you can either go to the mosque on foot, if not a rickshaw or an auto. Apart from Chawdi Bazaar, you can also get off at Chandni Chowk metro station.
The distance from Old Delhi Railway Station to Jama Masjid is not much and from there one can also go on foot. It is also located 1 km from ISBT Kashmir Gate.
At the same time, the distance from Connaught Place to Jama Masjid is 4 kilometers and it is also the same distance from New Delhi Railway Station. Many DTC buses from every part of Delhi go towards Jama Masjid.
Fee to visit Jama Masjid
There is no fee of any kind to visit Jama Masjid. However, any tourist who wants to take a camera inside the mosque, will have to pay a fee of Rs 100 for doing the camera.