Jama Masjid in Delhi

Architecture photography at Jama Masjid in Delhi

Last year, during my visit to Delhi, I went to Jama Masjid, which is  one of the largest mosques in India. It was the first mosque, I visited and was amazed by its grandeur and simplicity.  It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656, the architecture is spell bounding and it looks like a palace. It is visited by a huge number of people every day. Unlike Hindu temples, there are no restrictions while taking pictures. You can also go to the top of the minaret and get a bird’s eye of the surrounding areas. There are no entry fees required to visit this monument. One can enter with his shoes, but cannot put it in the ground, hence I saw people roaming the masjid complex carrying shoes in their hand as unattended shoes tend to get stolen in India. If are visiting Delhi and have not been to this place, you should certainly visit it. It is located in Chandni Chowk and can be easily reached by bus or metro. Some of the pictures that I have taken are given below –

Jama Masjid square in Delhi
Jama Masjid square in Delhi
Long corridors inside Jama Masjid in Delhi
Long corridors inside Jama Masjid in Delhi
Beautuful artwork in ceiling of Jama Masjid in Delhi.
Beautuful artwork in ceiling of Jama Masjid in Delhi.
People walking upstairs to reach the mosque in Delhi.
People walking upstairs to reach the mosque in Delhi.
A pond in front of Jama Masjid complex in Delhi.
A pond in front of Jama Masjid complex in Delhi.
Red colored pillars of Jama Masjid complex in Delhi.
Red colored pillars of Jama Masjid complex in Delhi.
People sitting in the entrance of Jama Masjid in Delhi.
People sitting in the entrance of Jama Masjid in Delhi.
Interior of Jama Masjid in Delhi.
Interior of Jama Masjid in Delhi.
People praying at the mosque
People praying at the mosque
People praying at the mosque
People praying at the mosque
A long corridor inside Jama Masjid
A long corridor inside Jama Masjid
People entering Jama Masjid through the entrance gate
People entering Jama Masjid through the entrance gate

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If you are interested in photography, visit my other blogs on Jodhpur street photographyMandore gardenJaisalmer street photographyBada BaghPushkar mela photographyKuldharaUdaipur photographyJaipur architecture street photography and Patwon Ki Haveli.

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