Set in the backdrop of the Old Delhi, the Jama Masjid as it is known today is the largest mosque of India. It was built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the 17th century as the chief mosque of city Shahjahanabad after he shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. The mosque was built for congregational prayers in the new city. The red sandstone structure is an absolute treat for art and history lovers. Observe this Mughal architectural marvel with Delhi Walks guided tours.
Appreciate the tall stone platform, the wide façade, the generous use of red sandstone, the fine blend of white and black marble with red sandstone, the arched colonnades, the marble domes executed in white and black marble stripes, the gold finial, and the tall minarets with red and white marble inlay. Immerse yourself in the sheer grandeur of this mosque. Take a walk around the arched colonnades that cover three sides of the mosque, plunge in to the spiritual atmosphere of the mosque that can accommodates as many as 25000 devotees in its courtyard, observe the architecture and art work of the mosque and go back in to the medieval times.
Walk through the narrow lanes, colourful markets, temples, food avenues and hustle-bustle of Old Delhi before you visit this magnificent Mughal masterpiece. Appreciate the mosque against the secular landscape of Old Delhi and its open-minded patron. Join Delhi Walks heritage walk to Jama Masjid and go back in time to the royal Mughal era. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us +91 9899692790 in order to find out which itinerary suits you best. Delhi Walks is an award winning brand which is operated in conjunction with India City Walks and aims to offer best walking experience ever.