"the Jama Masjid" Jami Masjid Tip by call_me_rhia

Jami Masjid, Delhi: 46 reviews and 127 photos

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by call_me_rhia

If there's a sight I wanted to see in Delhi, it's the Jama Masjid - India largest mosque. It was planned by Shah Jahan and completed in 1658. There are 4 angle towers and two 40 metres high minarets and... no walls and noroof! Yes, the Mosque itself is a large open square where about 25000 people can assemble and pray - and because the weather in Delhi is generally warm - who needs walls and a roof anyway?
When you visit remember to be dressed adequately: no shorts or miniskirt, and no tank tops. Short sleeves are fine and as a woman you don't need to cover your head. There's also a 100 rupees surcharge to use your camera (august 2003)

Directions: Old Delhi, across the road from the Red Fort

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 26, 2003
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