Jama Masjid, Delhi, India

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About Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques for Islamic religion in India which was built in 1644 & 1656 AD by Shah Jahan. It it also known as Masjid-i Jahān-Numā in Delhi, India.

The Jama Masjid in Delhi is one of India's most magnificent mosques. It is the perfect example of Mughal architecture. Shah Jahan, India's fifth Mughal king, constructed this mosque. The mosque's construction began in 1650 and took six years to finish. After establishing his new capital in Delhi, Shah Jahan built the mosque as the major site of prayer (he relocated there from Agra). It was finished in 1656 by almost 5,000 workers.

 

How to reach Jama Masjid Delhi

By Air

Hiring a cab from the Delhi airport is the most convenient method to get to Jama Masjid. The Jama Masjid is 17.4 kilometers from the Delhi airport. The distance is covered in roughly 25 minutes.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Jama Masjid is Old Delhi Railway Station. It is only 2.8 kilometres away and takes only 10 to 15 minutes to get here. The rail link connects the Old Delhi Railway Station to the rest of India.

By Road

As India's national capital, New Delhi is well connected to the rest of the country. ISBT is the nearest bus terminal, from which interstate bus services to all areas of the nation are available.

 

Things to do in Jama Masjid

1. Shopping

Shopping in Chandni Chowk is a memorable experience. People come from all over the country to shop here. It is directly across the street from the Red Fort. It encloses the Digambar Jain Temple, which has a bird hospital. Chandni Chowk is a prominent business and commercial centre in India.

2. Nai Sarak

Nai Sarak is well-known as one of India's largest textbook marketplaces. It's a paradise for book lovers. The Nai Sadak market is close to the Jama Masjid and the Chandani Chowk. In reality, it is one of Delhi's major wholesale markets for academic books and stationery.

3. Food

Food is another delighting factor which you can enjoy near Jama Masjid. If you're not a vegetarian, you may dine at the restaurants around the Jama Masjid. Karim's, located opposite Gate 1, is a well-known Delhi restaurant. It has been in operation since 1913. Along with Karim's, another well-known restaurant is Al Jawahar.

 

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