The Masjid-i Jehan-Numa (lit. 'World-reflecting Mosque'), commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India.
It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 and 1656, and inaugurated by its first Imam, Syed Abdul Ghafoor Shah Bukhari. Situated in the Mughal capital of Shahjahanabad (today Old Delhi), it served as the imperial mosque of the Mughal emperors until the demise of the empire in 1857. The Jama Masjid was regarded as a symbolic node of Islamic power across India, well into the colonial era. It was also a site of political significance during several key periods of British rule. It remains in active use, and is one of Delhi's most iconic sites, closely identified with the ethos of Old Delhi.
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|Tuesday||7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 – 6:30 PM|
|Wednesday||7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 – 6:30 PM|
|Thursday||7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 – 6:30 PM|
|Friday||7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 – 6:30 PM|
|Saturday||7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 – 6:30 PM|
|Sunday||7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 – 6:30 PM|
Anurag Jaiswal | Mar 26, 2018
One of the many historical places in Old Delhi. This is a must visit area for tourists. Great food can be seen being sold in the area close to the mosque. Best way to reach is via metro. Avoid getting it own car as streets are narrow and finding parking can be painful, specially in the evenings.
Taranath Datta | Mar 5, 2018
One of the heritage of India. Nice place to visit. you can meet different type of people and from different religious. nice holy place. only problem is the road towards this masque not good. It is small and crowded always.
Sandeep Jaiswal | Mar 25, 2018
It is one of the biggest mosques in India. The mosque built by mughal empire and have many archaeological significance. The place is open for all the people irrespective of their religious background. Its a local area covered by small street shops and hence you should beware of stealing your belongings. You have an amazing sight view from the mosque tower and they charge 40 rupees as entry fee. You again have to give 10 rupees for keeping your luggage safe. But its worth to the visit. You must go there and have a glimpse from this particular tower. Enjoy your delhi days
Sameer D'souza | Mar 10, 2018
It was a great experience to visit here and Know about the history of Jama Masjid. How people made this Mosque and it's very popular mosque around the world. So many tourist comes daily to visit here and in the month of Ramadan & on Eid you will so much crowd
Malay Mehrotra | Mar 29, 2018
Like visiting a portal to the Mughal period. Heavenly place. And, don't forget to try the mouth-watering non-veg delicacies outside the mosque. One of a kind experience.
KEKGHRA | Apr 30, 2018
A visit to the Jama Mosque is a must do when visiting old Delhi. The mammoth complex can accommodate upwards of ten thousand for a service though most would be outside in the large courtyard. You can wander freely though out the grounds (outside of traditional prayer times) and if you are wearing shorts or other "inappropriate" clothing you will be covered up with a wrap for free of charge at the entrance. Do take time to wander through the relatively small covered prayer hall and pay the extra 100 rupees to climb the minaret - you get great views over Delhi. There is an admission fee of 300 rupees for foreign tourists. A few words of warning. At least one person will very aggressively grab your shoes and stack them outside the entrance to the mosque. You will then have to pay 100 rupees to get them back. This is not mandatory and forcefully resist these people. Also, if anyone starts to explain things inside the mosque or show you around (this includes going up the minaret) you have two choices: allow them to be your guide then pay the tip they will ask (demand!) you for or simply brush them off. It's your choice. We did feel it was somewhat inappropriate how much we were hassled for cash while inside the mosque - isn't this supposed to be a place of prayer and peacefulness?
Parveen Dhiman | Apr 29, 2018
Historic and famous masque to visit in Delhi. It is very old place and near to Chandni Chock. Mina Bazar is very famous market in front of it. Many people from different religions visit here to see and to do prayer here. This is very big masque in area wise and at entrance many stairs are there which gives it a unique look. Over weekend it is crowded place as many people come here for prayer...
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alekhya mahathi Syed | May 2, 2018
Gives a pleasant kind of vibe even though there is a lot of crowd. Entertains both historical and religious people. The best way to explore old city is to start from these surroundings.
jagmohan singh | May 30, 2018
Very Nice And Decent Place. Market Near Jama Masjid Offers You delicious Food And historical Valued items. Can buy shoes watch clothes Books Painting Sculpture and many Things at cheap price. Explore the market there much more to buy then you can see.
Indranil Nandi | May 31, 2018
Largest (in size) in India. Best view of capital will be available from its highest tomb. Good in beauty, strong in structure but, avoid to visit in summer (its surface becomes that hot that you can't walk without shoes).
Durgesh Rai | Jul 4, 2018
Even being crowded this place has calm in its own way, you get the old Delhi Vibe and the architect is marvellous. Best place to sit and think about yourself. You can pray and listen to your own voice. Also, there's a market near this places and eatables as well. The place is unclean which is the major drawback. Rest, you get the best feeling here. Tower Ticket Cost = Rs 50, you can have view of old Delhi, which is super great.
Masroor Ahmed | Jun 22, 2018
It is a great place but extremely crowded throughout the whole day. Plus there are a lot of restaurants nearby where you could eat food for quite decent prices. Although at these places hygiene might be a slight issue for some but I would still recommend going here! Old Delhi has its own charm!
Pragyan Pandey | Jun 14, 2018
Beautiful place not too far from red fort. You can actually see red fort from here. Good non-veg food is available outside. No entry fee but you have to take off your shoes outside so you will have to pay a small amount to the shoe keeper.
Ayesha Aeraysh | Jun 23, 2018
Astonishing. .. Beautiful. . Incredible !! One of the symbolic historical monument of New Delhi, India. Waking up every morning. . While sharing a cup of tea n having glimpse of this beautiful monument n having this thought that you .. belong to this place somewhere. . This much I was fascinated with this place 😚😚😍😍😍. A must visit place in delhi 😙
Nadeem Badar | Aug 7, 2018
What can one say about the iconic Jama Masjid? Such a beautiful piece of architecture that will leave you awestruck by its magnificence. From the steps to the raised platform, you can feel history come alive. I have been here many times and every time I visit it, I fall in love with it again and again. One should definitely visit it to see what I am talking about.
Lovely Saxena | Jul 13, 2018
Beautiful Mosque We were told this is the biggest mosque in India and it is certainly an amazing building. The architecture is beautiful and it's a lovely place to visit. With it being a place of worship there is a dress code to visit and ladies do have to wear kind of long gowns over their clothes (these are provided). I would like to visit again when there is a religious service on, apparently the place can hold 25,000 worshippers - I imagine that is a spectacular sight. And the best thing about this is its nearby food its amazing.
Charulata Patel | Jul 24, 2018
We are a mixed group of Indian and English foreigners. For our visit to this masjid the 'staff' at the main entrance were not helpful at all. First, they insist shoes are removed and try to get you to pay at the shoe rack. Note: you can enter and carry shoes but the rules change at prayer time. They insist you cover up but do not tell you in a polite way. The cover ups they give you are unsuitable for the hot weather. Some western folk were allowed slippers. The ground is unbearably hot even through socks. And finally, they insist on a 300 rupees fee for any form of camera....it is a fee to allow you to 'carry' a camera device even if you don't use it. This means you pay to carry in your mobile phone!! It does allow you to take a photo "inside" where "inside" is just a prayer room. Half our group entered and took photos showing a beautiful building complex. I am sorry to say that this was the least welcoming place of worship that I have visited in Delhi.
mahesh makkala | Aug 1, 2018
Very very beautiful! BEWARE if you are a foreigner they will try to charge you 300 per person! The correct price is 300 for a camera. So if you don’t want to take pics it’s free. Or if you’re in a group of 10 just take one Camera and instead of paying 3000 pay 300.
M K PRODUCTION 007 | Jul 29, 2018
One of the biggest holy place for Muslim. This place is really awesome. The place beside it is full busy crowded but when you come into it we will get a peace of mind. Best place to visit in Delhi. Don't ever miss it if you are interested in heavy old construction.
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