Open Time : 7am-12pm, 1:30pm-6:30pm,

Entry : free

Address : Jama Masjid, Jama Masjid Rd, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India

Why to visit JAMA MASJID

Jama Masjid, one of the top three sacred masjids in the world, is the biggest mosque in India. Devout Muslims visit this mosque to participate in religious rituals each festival and on Sunday. These days, numerous Muslims visit this location daily to read the Koran. Tens of thousands of visitors gather here year to do pilgrimages.

History of the Jama Masjid:

The construction of Jama Masjid Delhi began on Friday, October 19, 1650. Jama means "Friday" in Hindi. The masjid was built on orders from Shah Jahan, the fifth emperor of the Mughal Empire. It took six years and 5,000 skilled workers to erect the masjid.

Architecture of the Jama Masjid:

  • The Jama Masjid is an architectural marvel. There is no wood used in the entire structure. Finely ground white stone that has been sealed with strong, unbreakable lead water makes up the walls, ceiling, and floor of the structure.
  • Three white marble domes with black marble strips and gold-plated circular nails are on top of the masjid. The square has a big pool and can hold 25,000 people. Before worship, you should wash your hands and your face.
  • Once you reach the tower's top, you can take in the entire city's perspective. Muslims can pray in the direction of Mecca in the octagonal marble gazebo on top of the tower, which also serves as a distinctive representation of Islamic architecture.

Best time to visit Jama Masjid:

The Eid celebration is when Jama Masjid is the most alive. During the month of Ramadan, the commotion on the streets of Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk intensifies ten-fold. Everyone receives iftar meals at the mosque, and a great deal of street food vendors set up shop. Take advantage of the delicious kebabs sold on the streets.

Entrance fee and timings at Jama Masjid:

  • Between 7:00 AM and Noon and subsequently from 1:30 PM until 6:30 PM, one may attend Jama Masjid. Visitors are not permitted during the hours of prayer.
  • The Jama Masjid has free entry.


Name some of the attractions to visit near Jama Masjid, Delhi.

Visit the Red Fort, another well-liked tourist attraction in Delhi, which is about 750 metres away. Zafar Mahal, a popular destination for history buffs, is 17 kilometres from Jama Masjid. A visit to the nearby Khas Mahal, which is located 2 kilometres away, will take you to the site of a Mughal emperor's private residence in Delhi.

When is the ideal time to visit Jama Masjid, Delhi?

Before noon and between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM are the best times to visit the mosque. If you intend to participate in the Namaz, the most significant prayer, it is held between 4:30 and 5:30 just before sunset, so you may want to visit during this time.

How to reach Jama Masjid, Delhi?

Jama Masjid station on the violet line is the nearest metro station almost three hundred metres away. Five hundred metres separate the mosque from the Chawri Bazar metro station on the yellow line. Both the Red Fort (600 metres) and the Jama Masjid have designated DTC bus stops, and both have AC and non-AC buses that travel to almost all areas of the city.

What restaurants are near Jama Masjid?

Restaurants near Jama Masjid: (0.12 km) Karim's (0.12 km) Al Jawahar (0.17 km) Abdul Ghani Qureshi Kabab

What hotels are near Jama Masjid?

Hotels near Jama Masjid: (0.11 km) Aiwan-E-Shahi (0.13 km) Hotel Bukhara (0.16 km) Al Ashfaq Guest House

Special Tip

To deposit your shoes in the deposit office, you must pay 10 rupees and remove your shoes before entering the masjid. Do not place your shoes on the ground if you bring them into the temple. Additionally, because the earth is so hot, it is advised to wear socks. It is recommended for both men and women to carry a thin scarf. In the temple, bare shoulders and legs are prohibited. For women, renting robes and headscarves from masjids will cost 100 rupees.

By Aryan Prasad

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