Jama Masjid Overview

Ranked 9 of 118 sightseeing in Agra

Jama Masjid, popularly known as Jami Masjid or Friday Mosque, is one of the larger mosques in India. Situated opposite the Agra Fort, this mosque overlooks the Agra Fort Railway Station. The mosque was built by Shah Jahan in 1648, for his favourite daughter, Jahanara Begum.

The mosque is set on a high podium which can be approached by stairs. There are five arched entrances to the courtyard of this mosque. The highlight of this mosque is the three large sandstone domes that crown the mosque. Pillared dalan, chhajja and chhatri on the roof are the prominent architectural elements of this mosque.   

Tourists visiting Jama Masjid can also see the tomb of the celebrated Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti within the complex. Zenana Rauza and Jammat Khana hall are located on either side of Jama Masjid. The mosque is decorated in inlaid geometric designs, coloured tiles and calligraphic inscriptions. Prayers are offered in the central courtyard of the mosque.    
 

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Jama Masjid

Nitu
19th Dec 17

A peaceful place

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Jama Masjid

Virendras
24th Jan 17

Grate place in Agra

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Gaurav
24th Jan 17

This Mosque is situated close to Agra Fort Station

This Mosque is situated close to Agra Fort Station  Video Review
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Jama Masjid

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
5th Apr 18

It was built by Shahjahan dedicated to Jahanara.

It was built by Shahjahan dedicated to Jahanara.  Video Review
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Jama Masjid

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
5th Apr 18

It was built by Jahanara Begum in 1644-48.

It was built by Jahanara Begum in 1644-48.  Video Review
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Jama Masjid

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
10th Mar 18

Good view

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Akansha
20th Dec 17

What travellers are saying about Jama Masjid

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -7:30 PM
Saturday:
6:00 AM -7:30 PM
Sunday:
6:00 AM -7:30 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -7:30 PM
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67% voted as clean

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

2537 reviews

Islamic Art

The Grand Mosque tower over the city of Fatehpur Sikri and was the model for several Mughal Mosques, constructed in 1571 and the first Imam was Hazrat Shah Muhammad Mazhar Ullah. The mosque marks the phase of transition in Islamic art, as indigenous architectural elements were blended with Persian elements. Flanked by arched cloisters, its vast congregational area has monumental gather ways to the east and south. The spiritual focus of the complex is the tomb and hermitage of the Sufi mystic, Salim Chishti, as popular today as it was during the period of Akbar. Central court has a beautiful water Hauz to offer the ablution for prayer.

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Deepanshu Anand

Deepanshu Anand3.2/5

8 reviews

Nice ancient place to visit

Its good nice place you will feel the warmth of Indian culture here. Its nice to go with family do not go with children they will feel bored. You can buy ticket its just rs 10 on the gate there are no time restriction but you will feel you have gone into old times.

Arif kumar

Arif kumar4.6/5

2 reviews

Peaceful and relaxing place

Jama Masjid is one of the best monument. Peaceful and relaxing place. An ideal place to worship. Must visit especially in winter. Really enjoyed it.

Maulshri Mavinkurve

Maulshri Mavinkurve4.6/5

2 reviews

One of the laregst mosques

Jama Masjid in Agra is opposite the Agra fort and overlooking the Agra Fort Railway Station. The Jama Masjid is also popularly known as the Jami Masjid or "Friday Mosque". It is one of the largest mosques in India.

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