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Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid
West to the Red Fort of Delhi lies the largest mosque of the country, Jama Masjid. The magnificent mosque complex is one the premier attraction of the old walled city of Delhi. The mosque with its hundreds years of gleaming history represents the deeper cultural and historical significance of the country. Commissioned in the year 1656 by famous Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, the mosque is still today the most magnificent mosque of the country. Along with its nearby popular attractions like Red Fort, Chandni Chowk and Darya Ganj, the mosque consists the best panorama of Old Delhi, which lived hundreds years ago. Made of red sandstone, the grand mosque and its courtyard is sufficient enough to be hoarded by 25,000 people. Standing on the raised platform, the mosque has three gateways, which boasts of its architectural magnificence.

The first thing striking you when you are yet to enter the mosque complex is the long four-storeyed pointed minarets and drum-shaped domes. Walking to the north gate of the mosque, you can view the relics of Muhammad, which contain Quran written on deer skin, sandle and footprints and a beard hair of Muhammad. Western part of the mosque has immense prayer hall surmounted by three domes. With heaps of its historical, cultural as well as religious importance, a visit to this holy mosque makes you sure that you see the historical Delhi in its true way as it was centuries ago.

Must See & Do

Nearby famous tourist destinations: Some of the hottest tourist spots of Delhi - Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Salimgarh Fort, St James Church and Raj Ghat are close to the mosque, and can't be left unvisited.

Catch the shopping fever: The nearby locations are also the best shopping venue of Delhi. Some of the very old markets like Chandni Chowk (famous for jewelery, textiles, utensil and etc), Darya Ganj (famous for its Sunday book stalls) and Nayi Sadak (famous for its daily book markets) are shopper's delight.

Enjoy eating out: Jama Masjid and its close by locations are food lover's paradise. Savouring traditional items at very popular points like Karims (famous for its Kebabs), Ghantewala Sweet Shop, Paranthewali Gali, Moti Mahal and Natraj Hotel are best place to satiate glutton's desire.

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