Jama Masjid, Agra

Jama Masjid, Agra (must see)

Jama Masjid in Agra is opposite the Agra Fort and overlooking the Agra Fort Railway Station. The Jama Masjid is also popularly known as the Jami Masjid or "Friday Mosque" and is one of the largest mosques in India. The Mosque was built by Shah Jahan in 1648 and dedicated to his favorite daughter, Jahanara Begum.

Jama is a very simple mosque of red sandstone with little white marble decoration and blue color paint wall and ceilings and is surrounded by a great bazaar. Still in use today, the mosque is one of the city's main landmarks and serves as a useful reference point when exploring the crowded bazaars that sprawl from its base. It is beautifully decorated with paintings, inlaid stones, carvings and glazed tiles.

Why You Should Visit:
The design is quite unique with a fountain at the center and supported by four kiosks in the courtyard.
It has no praying room inside – everything is outside between the beautiful walls and domes.

The views out over the old city from the minaret are fantastic, though bear in mind that the whole thing closes to non-Muslims at mid-day for prayers.
To take pictures and video you have to pay. Needless to say, you have to take off your shoes.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Jama Masjid on Map

Sight Name: Jama Masjid
Sight Location: Agra, India (See walking tours in Agra)
Sight Type: Religious
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