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Jama Masjid Delhi


Jama Masjid Delhi is an architectural profligacy built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It was principally designed as Emperor Shahjahan's Mosque and was also known as Masjid-I-Jahan Numa. The construction of the Mosque began in 1650 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to complement the Palace at the Red Fort. It took six years and more than 5000 workers to complete the largest Delhi Mosque in India.

Jama Masjid - Delhi

Jama Masjid has three gateways and is fine example of Mughal architecture. The main courtyard paved in red stone is 40.8 sq feet In the center is a large marble tank in which the devout wash before attending prayers. The main Mosque has three onion shaped domes made of white marble and inlaid with stripes of black slate. On the north and south of the complex are two 130 feet high minarets which offer a spectacular bird's eye-view of the city.

It is an architectural triumph with the western part of the courtyard has a big hall, standing on 260 pillars all carved from Hindu and Jain traditions. The central courtyard is accessible from the East, though there are three ways on the other side too. The Eastern side entrance leads to another enclosure containing the mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed Shah.. Jama Masjid is good example of Islamic architecture and a place of great religious significance.

Location
Jama Masjid is located in old Delhi

Access
» By Air : Indira Gandhi International Airport is located at 23km southwest of Central Delhi The domestic terminal at Palam is 5km away from the international terminal.

» By Rail : The city has two major railway stations in New Delhi and Old Delhi. Delhi offers Express trains to all parts of the country.

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