Jama Masjid in Agra

Jama Masjid, Agra’s largest mosque, boasts of brilliant architecture

Jama Masjid, Agra’s largest mosque, boasts of brilliant architecture

Jama Masjid Overview

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Situated opposite the Agra Fort is the grand Jama Masjid, Agra’s most important and largest mosque. Commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1648, the mosque topped with red sandstone domes, is known for its beautiful architecture. Five large arches lead to the main prayer hall inside the Jama Masjid, which are skimmed by a beautiful bolster of sandstone adorned with floral motifs.

Inside the mosque, the mihrab is flanked by graceful strokes of verses from the Quran. Constructed using sandstone and marble, the Jama Masjid has airy courtyards and fountains. Beautiful floral patterns along with Persian inscriptions adorn the marble walls of the Masjid. These inscriptions are in praise of Shah Jahan and his favourite daughter, Jahanara Begum to whom the mosque is dedicated.

  • Opening Closing Time 5 am to 9 pm (Daily)

  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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Location

Agra (opposite the Agra Fort)