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About Jama Mosque

Jama Mosque, literally meaning Friday Mosque is a simple, red sandstone mosque and has little use of white marble. The mosque is a perfect example of Islamic art blended with Persian element. Daughter of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Masjid at the cost of five lakh rupees. This rectangular structure comprises of a central core with a single dome, two columned halls on both the side and two square chambers crowned with domes. There is a carved semicircular niche in the wall that indicates the qibla which adorns the central chamber and the two smaller rooms. The interiors are decorated with watercolor paintings of florals and an inlaid mosaic of stones that are bordered by glazed tiles and golden inscriptions on a royal blue background. The mosque complex also houses the Buland Darwaza and the Tomb of Salim Chishti. The mosque can accommodate 10,000 people at a time and is a prominent place in Agra.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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