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About Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the year 1423. It is also called as Jami Masjid and is sacred place for the Islam followers. The mosque is built in yellow sandstone and is a specimen of splendid design and architecture. The architecture of this place is a fusion of Muslim and Hindu architecture. The monument stands straight on 260 pillars and has 15 curved domes. The strong pillars are the resting or foundation stones of the dome shaped chattris. There are fine mural designs and other intricate patterns on the walls and domes. You will find inscriptions and carvings on the walls of the pillars of the mosque. The tomb of Sultan Ahmed Shah is located on the eastern side of the mosque. Jama Masjid is of great cultural and historical heritage importance for the entire country. You will find the mosque crowded with hundreds of tourists during Id and Muharram. There is a prayer hall to conduct namaz and other prayers. The masjid lies next to the Chhota Imambara. After visiting the mosque you can walk to the Imambara. The tourists are charged no fee for visiting the mosque; however they have to follow some instructions to respect the holiness of the shrine.

Historical Context: Very beautiful Mosque constructed by Sultn Ahmed Singh in 1423

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear, Pets
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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