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Jama Masjid (The Friday Mosque) in Agra

Summer: April-June (21°C - 45°C)

Winter: November-March (1°C - 23°C)

Monsoon: June-October

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 08:00 p.m
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Friday Mosques were constructed in different parts of India during the reign of Mughal Empire. One of the most popular of these mosques is located in the city of Agra, which served as Mughal capital for hundreds of years. Better known as Jama Masjid, the mosque was built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his daughter Jahanara Begum in 1648. Standing on a raised platform, the mosque with its beautiful red sandstone and white marble construction is as popular as Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in the city.
Five elegant arched entrances and a spacious courtyard with capacity for several thousands of people contribute towards the greatness of this divine structure. Mesmerizing domes made of sandstone and decorated with marble and a fountain with minaret-like kiosks are the added highlights. It further impresses with skilful inlaid work and proficient use of glazed tiles, carvings and paintings. The whole place is filled with exclusive peace and mysticism which every visitor loves to savour for long.


Road: Located in the close proximity of Agra Fort, the mosque can be accessed conveniently by roads that are in excellent condition. Local buses as well as taxis, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws offer great public transport in the city.

Railway: Just about 1.5 km. from the mosque is one of the busiest railway stations called Agra Fort Railway Station. From here, you can approach the mosque on foot, enjoying rich heritage all around.

Airway: State Highway 6 connects the mosque with the domestic airport of Agra, about 7 km. away. Auto-rickshaws are the cheapest mode linking these two locations.