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About Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is an important religious attraction in the Salem city of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the oldest mosques in India and was built some 300 years ago. Located on the southern edge of the river Thirumanimuthu, this mosque has several untold stories concealed in every corner of the mosque and are waiting to be told. The mosque was built on the desire of Tipu Sultan who even laid the first brick of the mosque. It houses one of the 108 Shivlings reserved in the Salem city. For anyone who enjoys architecturally rich monuments with rich cultural history, the Jama Masjid of Salem is indeed a Must visit. People irrespective of the religion and country can make a visit to this beautiful mosque in Salem.

Historical Context: Mysore Ruler Tipu Sultan is known to have offered prayers in this mosque.
Pro Tip: Do carry a camera to capture the beautiful architecture here.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms, Lockers
  • Recommended Hours Min. 3 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets, Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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