Not To Forget
Masjid literally means Friday Mosque. A largest mosque in India
and a final architecture extravaganza of Shah Jahan, signifies its name by
holding Juna prayer service on Friday afternoons. The Jama Masjid is located
in the central of old Delhi, built in yellow sandstone and involved around
5000 workers, Jama Masjid took 20 years to complete.
The Jama Masjid has three great gateways, four angle towers and two
minarets standing 40 meters high, which are constructed of vertical strips
of red sandstone and white marbles. There are steep steps that lead to the
imposing gateway. The opulent Masjid is placed on a high platform and its
beautiful facade clearly visible from all around. The podium carved out
exquisitely out of a single block of marble, surely the best lineament of
the structure. In the north east of Masjid a small pavilion preserve the
relics of prophet, attract pilgrims from all over India and abroad. The
courtyard of mosque can hold 25,000 people. From the top of the minaret one
will have a direct view of Connaught Place ,Sansad Bhavan and whole of old
Delhi. The domes, courtyard and minarets of the Jama Masjid lend it a
distinct sense of grandeur.
You must not miss the nearby Red Fort , which is a world heritage
structure. It is one of the fine relics of Mughal dynasty.
If you really want to feel the old Delhi ambiance, visit the Chandni Chowk.
The markets, the crowd and road side joints are excellent.
To satisfy your taste buds visit Karim for their famous kababs, Ghantewala
sweet shop near Jama Masjid and paranthewali gali, which serves you some
delicious mouth watering junkies.
can also stroll to chor bazaar for some cheap electronic goods and of you
are a book freak Nai Sarak
is must see for you.
Jama Masjid is open to all except prayer time.
You should cover your knees as well as your arms before entering to masjid.
Removal of shoes is also mandatory.
You have to pay a charge for photography.
Maintain a clean attire while visiting the mosque.
Visiting hours is from dawn to dusk but close during prayer time.
You must beware of fake guides who try to fool visitors into paying an
entry fee(mosque admission is free).
You can reach Masjid via important landmark such as ISBT, Connaught Place
By Air :
Delhi has one national and a international
airport. Both are well connected with the major cities of India and abroad
By Rail :
New Delhi railway station is well connected
with most of the cities of India.
By Road :
You can also take buses from nearby states like
Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh etc.
New Delhi Capital of India
By Punit Chandra Mawli
08 Days/09 Nights