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#6 of 146 Places To Visit in Agra
jama masjid
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Jama Masjid Road, Kinari Bazar, Hing ki Mandi, Mantola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India
entry fee
No entry fee
All days of the week
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
visit duration
1 to 2 hours

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Overlooking the Agra Fort, the mosque is easily accessible by road. The mosque is located 7 km away from the airport. There are buses available from Agra Fort or Idgah Bus stand till here.

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Built by Shah Jahan in 1648 and dedicated to his favourite daughter Jahanara Begum, this is one of the most important mosques in the country. The beautiful complex is visible from the Agra Fort and overlooks the Agra Fort Railway Station. The mosque uses both red sandstone and white marble to create a magnificent evidence of Mughal architecture. The central courtyard has a fountain, with four small minaret-shaped kiosks around its corners. The structure required 5000 workers and took nearly 6 years to complete.

You will find splendid panels of inlaid work here, quite similar to the Taj Mahal, something that offers a sense of unity to all of the city's monuments and structures. Every Friday, a large number of Muslim devotees come here to offer their weekly prayers, bringing alive the otherwise serene and quiet atmosphere of the mosque.

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3 Jama Masjid reviews
Hanu Channi-Tiwary
Hanu Channi-Tiwary
Go for the views
Oct 13 2014
Located opposite Agra Fort, Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in Agra (not counting Fatehpur Sikri). Set at a height, the mosque offers picturesque views of the Agra Fort. People of all religions are welcome to visit the mosque except on Fridays. Th ...... read more
Moin Sheikh
Moin Sheikh
Impressive Historical Mosque
Jun 30 2014
I really enjoyed my experience in Mosque. This Mosque was beautiful designed and really loved visiting it. The atmosphere felt different to other mosque i have visited. Common people are allowed except for friday. The mosque is at a height and from t ...... read more