The Last Architectural Structure of Shah Jahan-Jama Masjid.
Jama Masjid was constructed by more than five thousand workers. The mosque is made of red sandstone embellished with white marble and has three gates, eastern gateway, northern gateway and the south gateway. Initially, the eastern gateway was the entrance for the reserved royal members. The east side gateway has thirty-five steps, the northern side has thirty-nine steps and the south side of the mosque has thirty-three steps. The mosque consists of four towers and two minarets which are forty meters high. The mosque is crowned with three domes along with two minarets.
An open courtyard faces towards the eastern gateway of Jama Masjid is the large area of the mosque. The courtyard is about three hundred and twenty-five square feet in area with the capacity of twenty-five thousand people. The courtyard has more than thirty thousand block strips with a Hauz in the center. The Hauz is used to wash hands, face and mouth before offering Namaz.
There are many other monuments in the Humayun's tomb complex to visit. More than one hundred and fifty graves of the members of the royal Mughal family are buried in this tomb. The Mosque and Afsarwala Tomb, Arab Sarai, Nila Gumbad, The Mosque and the Tomb of Isa Khan, Bu Halima's Tomb, Barber's Tomb and Garden Chillah Nizamuddin Aulia are some of the monuments to visit.
The food stalls and restaurants outside the Jama Masjid serves the best Mughlai food. The lover of such kind of food considered it the paradise.
How to Get Tickets?
No ticket required to visit the mosque as the entry is free for everyone.
How To Get Around?
Exploring the place by foot is the best option since you can enjoy the scenery fully.
What Should I Wear?
You may pack lightweight, soft and delicate fabric. You can take jeans, trousers, shirts, or t-shirts. Wear comfortable shoes. However, you will be required to remove your shoes outside the entrance of the mosque. If you are going to offer Namaz then you need to wear Kurta-Pajama, the official dress to offer the prayer in Islam. Friday is the auspicious day for Namaz. Don't wear short shorts or shorts skirts. If you do, you can rent a lunghito to cover your legs.
Best Time to Visit
October to March is the perfect season for Delhi. The weather offers a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere to enjoy. The best time to visit the mosque is before 12:00 noon and after 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. If you want to offer the Namaz, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm is a perfect time.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, you don't need a guide since you can explore the place by foot on your own.
How To Get There?
Many public transportation is available and easily found in Delhi. You can reach Jama Masjid by taking Metro of violet line route for Jama Masjid Metro Station. You can also take DTC buses, rental cab, auto rickshaw, or by private cab to reach the mosque.
The visitors should remove their shoes before entering the mosque. The entry in Jama Masjid is free but carrying the camera or cell phones will be chargeable. Women are not allowed to enter the mosque. It is the paradise for the people who love Mughlai food. Bags can keep on baggage counter for security point of view. Be aware of pickpockets and take care of your valuables and belongings. Try to arrive early to avoid the crowd and also take some breath-taking photographs.