Delhi : Jama Masjid


Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is a one kilometer far from the west of the Red Fort and it is the magnificent building worth visiting, the largest mosque in India and also it is the only last great architectural work of Shah Jahan. The building of this historical mosque was started in 1644 and completed in 1658.

Jama Masjid has four angle towers, three gateways and 40 meters high two standing minarates. It is much simpler in its ornamentation as compared to other Shah Jahan's secular buildings and it is decorated with the judicious blend of red sandstone with white marble.

Jama Masjid Delhi

All these creativity found here is emphasizing the architectural merits and not just the decorations. The courtyard of this mosque has capacity of holding twenty five thousand people at a time. One can get great view from any direction and the best Red Fort view in the east side of the mosque.