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Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid1 Km west of the Red Fort is a magnificent Jama Masjid made of red sandstone and marble.  It is India's largest mosque and the last architectural work of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.  In one corner of this mosque, foot prints of Prophet Mohammed is installed in marble. Three sets ojf board steps lead to, double storey gateways and a magnificent courtyard with an ablution tank in the center.  The entire space is enclosed by pillared corridors with domed pavilions in each corner. Thousands gather to pray on all Fridays at this courtyard, so the mosque is called the Friday mosque.  5,000 laborers were employed for six years to complete its work in 1656.

Visit  Daily 7-5 for Muslims  On Friday non - Muslims may  visit from 30 minutes after sunrise until 12.20 PM, 1.45 PM until 20 minutes before asar (afternoon prayer).

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