Jama Masjid (Agra), Agra

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Stop by Jama Masjid (Agra) and admire one of the largest mosques in India. The mosque, also referred to as the “Friday mosque,” is an extremely popular pilgrimage site for devotees. Emperor Shah Jahan built the mosque in 1648, in honor of his daughter Jahanara Begum. Admire the intricate Iranian architecture of the mosque, which took six years and over 5,000 workers to complete. Visitors must dress appropriately; knees should be covered and shoes removed upon arrival. Make Jama Masjid (Agra) part of your personalized Agra itinerary using our Agra road trip app .
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  • one should go for the local market here which surrounds the mosque. the mosque itself is similar to many mosques in india.  more »
  • a special thing about this mosque is the locality. It is surrounding by the old mughal market which is very crowded.  more »
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  • Jama Masjid at Agra also known as 'Friday Mosque' is a seventeenth-century structure and is one of the largest mosques built by the Mughals in India. Constructed under the reign of Shah Jahan in 1648, Jama Masjid is dedicated to his favourite daughter Jahan Ara Begum. This splendid monument is visible from the Agra Fort with the Agra Fort Railway station right between the two structures. Jama Masjid has huge significance in the Indian history and culture and has been intricately designed with multi coloured marbles and sandstone.
  • 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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