Agra was the capital city of India in the 16th and 17th century and hence it held a significant position in the history of India. Agra has become a synonym to Taj Mahal. As soon as you hear Agra, the next thing that comes to your mind is Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a proud heritage of India. However, it is not just Taj Mahal that makes Agra look so beautiful. Another such place that makes Agra look extravagant and extra ordinary is the Jama Mosque.
Jama Mosque also called as the Jama Masjid is situated in Fatehpur Sikri in India. It is a 17th Century Friday mosque which was built by Emperor Shah Jahan which he dedicated to his daughter Jahanara Begum. It is known to be one of the biggest mosques in India and highly visited tourist destination in Agra. The Jama Masjid is located exactly opposite to the Agra Fort in Fatehpur Sikri. The beautiful designs carved on Jama Masjid reflects the magnificent Iranian architecture.
The Jama Masjid also includes the Buland Darwaza and the Tomb of Salim Chishti. The most amazing fact about the Jama Masjid is that it was built by five thousand workers to construct the mosque within a span of six years. The mosque can accommodate ten thousand people at any given point of time. However, it is very important to be dressed up appropriately in order to enter the Masjid. Today, Jama Masjid has become a great landmark of Agra. The shops that surround the mosque offer a huge variety of products to visitors and tourists. The doors of the Majid are open to all kinds of religions throughout the year.
So, the next time you wish to go for Agra Sightseeing, then do not just restrict yourself to the Taj Mahal. The Jama Masjid is equally attractive and important part of your tour. Many travel companies especially from Delhi, arrange tours to Delhi- Agra on daily basis. So don’t wait, pack your bags and off you go.