The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā, commonly known as the Jama Masjid.
Hindi: जामा मस्जिद,
Urdu: جامع مسجد
Built by: Shah Jahan
Leadership: Ahmed Bukhari
Architectural styles: Mughal architecture, Islamic architecture, Indo-Islamic architecture
One of the largest mosques in India.
This great architectural mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India and courtyard is capable of holding 25,000 devotees.
It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan cost of 1 million rupees , the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.
The highly decorative mosque Jama Masjid has three great gates, four towers and two 40 meter high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble.
Travellers can hire robes at the northern gate. This may be the only time you get to dress like a local without feeling like an outsider so make the most of it.
Location – Netaji Subhas Road , Old Delhi.
Near Metro Station – Jama Masjid The Heritage Line.
Open – All days of the week.
Entry Fee – Free.