Jama Masjid – The largest mosque in India


Located opposite to the Agra Fort and near to the railway station is the Jama Masjid which is one of the largest mosques in India. The mosque is built in with red sandstone and also the white marble to create a magnificent evidence of Mughal architecture. The beauty of the mosque is awesome.

The history tells us that it is built by Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor in 1648 and dedicated to his favourite daughter Jahanara Begum. This beautiful site is visible from the Agra Fort and overlooks the Agra Fort Railway Station. There is a fountain in the centre of the courtyard with four small kiosks in its corners. The dome of this mosque is the largest and highest of the three domes crowning the sanctuary. Jama Masjid was built by 5000 workers and it took nearly 6 years to finish, that resulted in the beauty of the hard work done for its creation.

Open on all the days of the week and every Friday, large number of Muslim devotees offers their prayers here in quiet atmosphere of the mosque.

How to reach

The distance from the airport is 21 kms. By train, reach the Chawri Bazaar Metro Station. The other options are Buses, Taxi, Auto Rikshaw or Delhi Govt. Tourist Buses.

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