Mosques in India have always been an integral part of the Indian Heritage and Culture. In forming the glorious chapters of Indian history, mosques have played a vital role. These are not merely a religious centre but also the treat of the eyes because of its majestic architecture and intricate carvings that will make these religious centers as an important part of the Indian heritage.
To bring you more close to the heritage of the country during your Travel to India, we have organized a list of most amazing and Famous Mosques in India which are filled with divine aura and spiritual environment.
- Jama Masjid – Delhi
- Haji Ali Dargah – Mumbai
- Mecca /Makkah Masjid – Hyderabad
- Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra Mosque – Ajmer
- Jamia Masjid – Srinagar
- Bara Imambara Mosque – Lucknow
- Jama Masjid – Bhilai
- Jama Masjid – Agra
- Taj-ul Masjid – Bhopal
1. Jama Masjid – Delhi
It is one of the largest and most popular mosques in India which has the capacity to accommodate 25,000 devotees during the prayer. It is one of the famous mosques in India and in the World built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. This mosque comprises four grand towers and three huge gates. The mosque is 261 feet long and 80 feet wide. According to historians Jama Masjid is the Oldest Mosques of India.
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2. Haji Ali Dargah – Mumbai
Mumbai, the city of dreams which is visited by lakhs of tourist during the year is also consists with the most amazing tourist attraction. When it comes to religious places, the city plays a vital role in Indian Tourism. Jama Masjid is one of the famous and popular mosques in India which is visited by the people of all the religions. It is located 500 m away from the coast of Worli on the Southern part of Mumbai. It was built in memory of the wealthy Muslim merchant Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari who gave up all his worldly possessions.
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3. Mecca /Makkah Masjid – Hyderabad
Mecca Masjid is one of the oldest and largest mosques in India. One can view the beauty of this architectural genius from the top of the Charminar in Hyderabad. It is located close to Chowmahalla Palace, Laad Bazar. It was built by Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth ruler of Qutub Shahi dynasty. This mosque can accommodate 10,000 people at a time. It has been said that bricks used for this mosque are soil made which were brought from the hallowed city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It was built by more than 8000 workers. Your India Tour Packages is incomplete without visiting this place.
4. Adhai Din ka Jhonpra Mosque – Ajmer
What if we say that it was once the college of Sanskrit during its inception? Yes, you read it right Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra was a Sanskrit college that later turned into mosque which is located behind the Dargah of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chisti. It is one of the oldest surviving monuments in India. It was commissioned by Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak on the orders Muhammad Ghori. We are sure this oldest surviving monument of Ajmer will enhance your Tour Package of India. The monument is the beautiful example of Indo-Islamic architectural design that was built under the supervision of Afghan managers.
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5. Jamia Masjid – Srinagar
It is one of the most scared and biggest mosques in India which is situated in Jammu Kashmir, Srinagar. This mosque can accommodate 33000 people at one time. The mosque is situated at Nowhatta which is located amidst the heart of old city. This ancient mosque was built by the Sultan of Kashmir, Sikandra Shah Shahmiri in the year 1394 AD.
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6. Bara Imambara Mosque – Lucknow
It is one of the largest and biggest mosques in India. It is among the grandest buildings of Lucknow. It includes the large Asfi Mosque and the bhul-bhulaiya. The mosque was built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh in 1784. It can accommodate over 300,000 persons at the same time during the prayer.
7. Jama Masjid – Bhilai
It is one of the largest mosques in India which is situated in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. It has the capacity to accommodate 3000 persons at a time. It is the first mosque in the world which is built in the shape of ‘Ya Allah’ in Arabic script. It took three years to complete this mosque.
8. Jama Masjid – Agra
It is one of the largest mosques in Agra which is situated opposite the Agra fort. The mosque can accommodate 10,000 people at a time during the prayers. It was built by Shah Jahan for his daughter Jahanara Begum. It is popularly known as ‘Jami Masjid’ or ‘Friday Mosque’.
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Suggested Tour: Agra Day Tours
9. Taj-ul Masjid – Bhopal
It is one of the tallest mosques in Asia which is located in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Taj-ul Masjid means ‘The Crown of Mosques’. It was built during the period of Nawab Shah Jahan Begum. The mosque is compact with a double story gateway which has 9 cusped that are opening into the main prayer hall.
We hope you all spiritual souls like our post and our list with the choicest of religious place that will fill your India Holidays with divinity and spirituality.