Jama Masjid
Delhi • India

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See also: Red FortLotus TempleQutub Minar

Jama Masjid, Delhi, India
The Jama Masjid is one of the largest and most well known Mosques in India and was designed for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in around 1644.

The building itself is made up of red sandstone and marble and has four towers and three magnificent white domes which are largely made out of marble and positioned above the prayer hall.

The structure has two minarets which are three stories high and positioned on either end of the mosque's main facade which is made up of red sand stone and white marble giving the Mosque a unique stripy appearance. The rest of the building is made up of many pillars and decorated archways that add to the impressive make up of the building.

The floor of the mosque is made of white and black marble which is beautifully decorated around the edge. And within the North Gate of the mosque there is a collection of relics including a hair from the prophet's beard and a foot imprint, along with a replica of the Qur'an which was written on deerskin.

The courtyard in front of Jama Masjid can hold around 25000 worshipers and has a wide staircase that leads up towards the beautifully arched main entrance, the mosque is open to visitors although there is a strict dress code to adhere to if you wish to enter the mosque.

Dress Code
There is a dress code which requires your legs and head to be covered and your footwear removed.

Attraction Location Guide
The Jama Masjid is located in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi.