Jama Masjid in Delhi India, Mughal Architecture
jama masjid : Monuments in Delhi

 Jama Masjid : India's Largest Islamic Congregation Place

Address Meena Bazaar, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi.

ReasonsReasons to be here -
Religious propensities, pan-vision ethos and exploration!

Entry Fees Entry Fee -
Free (Tourists not allowed during prayer hours)

Visitors Timings Timings-
All days of the week: 07:00 AM-12:00 PM, 01:30 PM-06:30 PM

Travel DirectionWay to reach -
Situated in the heart of Delhi, the old Delhi, you can get off the metro at Chawari Bazar Metro Station and take a rickshaw to reach your destination.

Traveller's PickTraveller's Pick - About Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is the beautiful and the largest mosque located in New Delhi, India. The Jama Masjid in Delhi stands all across the road in front of the famous monument Red Fort  in the capital city. This sacred masjid was built between the year 1644 and 1658 and is one of the last outstanding architectural works of the famous Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Its spacious attractive courtyard of the masjid usually holds thousands of faithful. This holy Masjid is situated on a mound in the beautiful heart of the old city and it also projects amazingly into the Old-Delhi skyline.

The mosque was constructed in pure red sandstone and quality marble by over 5000 artisans. The mosque is originally called the Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa, or "mosque who commands the view of the whole world", the Jama Masjid stands at the amid of the erstwhile old capital city of the famous Mughals, Shahjahanabad.

The Jama Masjid was accomplished under the proper supervision of Saadullah Khan who were the Prime Minister of Shah Jahan at that time. A sum of around Rs 10 lakhs was spent on the total construction of the Jama Masjid. The Jama Masjid is constructed on a red sandstone porch which is almost 30 feet (10 m) from the overall level of the ground. The mosque is about 1400 square yards (1200 m²) in total extent.

The Jama Masjid has main three gateways including four towers and two minarets. The main entrance of the masjid is located on the eastern side which is facing the red fort. The mosque has 5 distinct storeys and each one of the storeys has a perfect projecting balcony. The adjoining edifices are well crafted done with artistic calligraphy.

The Jama Masjid is properly covered with amazingly intricate carvings and has well-inscribed verses from the holy Koran. The main prayer hall of the mosque is constructed of high cusped arches and well-designed marble domes. The cabinet of the mosque in the north gate of the Jama Masjid comprises of the whole collection of Muhammad's relics. It is also said that the Koran written on deerskin, a red beard-hair of the prophet were also there in the mosque along with his sandal. His footprints were also implanted in a marble block in the mosque.

"Glorious symbol of Islamic sects and mores, Jama-Masjid, the mosque is a quintessential conglomeration of religion, reverence, humanity and belief."

NearbyNearby Attractions -

Food joints - Culinary voyage near Jama-Masjid surpasses all other food offerings that you have experienced till now. Try Karim's, Al-Jawahar, Paranthe Wali Gali and the street food.

Tombs - Do visit Razia Begum Tomb and Ghaziuddins Tomb situated within a kilometer stretch.


Carrying a camera will cost you 300 Rs, so be ready to tax your pockets if you are shutter fanatics. Also remember to keep your footwear in your bag before entering the Mosque to save unjust charge of 10-200 bucks.

Delhi Map - Jama Masjid
Hotels near Jama Masjid
Hotel Green Castle
Address: 1418 LOTHIAN ROAD KASHMERE GATE New Delhi 110006 Delhi
Distance: 2.1 km
Phone: 011 2391 4735
Website: www.hotelgreencastle.com
New Royal Hotel
Address: 1643, Shyama Prasad Mukherji Marg, New Delhi, DL 110006
Distance: 2.5 km
Phone: 011 2396 3233
Website: www.newroyalhotel.co.in
Hotel Tara Palace
Address: Netaji Subhash Marg, New Delhi, DL 110006
Distance: 0.4 km
Phone: 099 58 397483
Website: www.tarapalacedelhi.com
Comfort Inn The President
Address: 4/23 B, Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110002
Distance: 2.2 km
Phone: 011 4283 1666
Website: www.comfortinn.com
Hotel Broadway
Address: 4/15A, Asaf Ali Road, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, 110002
Distance: 2.0 km NW
Phone: 011 4366 3600
Website: www.hotelbroadwaydelhi.com

Restaurants near Jama Masjid
Afreen and Zayed Sweets
Timings: 2pm to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 150/-
Address: 376, Near Hussain Chicken Corner, Jama Masjid, Delhi
Phone: 9350217460
Akbar Pakwaan
Bakery & Confectionery
Timings: Noon to 6pm
Meal for two - Rs. 100/-
Address: Shop No. 14, Bazaar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid, Delhi
Al Jawahar Restaurant
Timings: 7am to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 800/-
Address: 8, Bazaar Matia Mahal, Opp. Gate 1, Jama Masjid, Delhi
Phone: 23264126, 23275987, 23261341
Cool Point
Ice Cream, Mithais
Timings: 2pm to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 200/-
Address: 972, Main Road, Bazar Matia Mahal, Opp. Gate No.1, Jama Masjid, Delhi
Phone: 9350217460
Haji Shabrati Nihariwale
Street Food (Nihari)
Timings: 5pm to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 150/-
Address: 722, Haveli Azam Khan, Fatehpuri, Jama Masjid, Delhi
Hotel Maaidah
North Indian
Timings: 5pm to 11.30pm
Meal for two - Rs. 300/-
Address: Chooriwalan, Jama Masjid, Delhi
Jawahar Hotel
North Indian (Mughlai)
Timings: 7am to 12.30am
Meal for two - Rs. 350/-
Address: 65, Bazaar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid, Delhi
Phone: 9910871876
Kallan Sweets
Mithais, Snacks
Timings: 7am to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 100/-
Address: 4-5, Bazaar Matia Mahal, Opp. Gate No.1, Jama Masjid, Delhi
Phone: 9811417432
North Indian
Timings: 7am to 3.30pm, 6pm to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 500/-
Address: 16, Gali Kebabian, Jama Masjid, Delhi
Phone: 23264981, 23243342-43
Mughal Darbar
North Indian
Timings: 8am to 1am
Meal for two - Rs. 500/-
Address: 9-10, Bazaar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid, Delhi
Phone: 23269241
Saeed Nihari
Street Food (Nihari)
Timings: 6am to 10pm
Meal for two - Rs. 200/-
Address: Baradari, 460/63, Ballimaran, Jama Masjid, Delhi
Sheeren Bhawan
Mithais, Namkeen, Snacks
Timings: 6am to Midnight
Meal for two - Rs. 70/-
Address: 1466/67, Bazar Chitli Qabar, Jama Masjid, Delhi
Phone: 9818223714, 9958662226
Cafe, Italian
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two - Rs. 1200/-
Address: 47, Khan Market, New Delhi
Phone: 43587193

Railway Stations near Jama Masjid