Jama Masjid


The grand Jama Masjid of Delhi was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan  during 1650-1656. Situated on a hill near the Red fort, this largest mosque of India took 5,000 labourers 6 years to complete and pays testament to the vision and power of Shah Jahan, who is considered to be the most prolific builder among the Mughal emperors. The highly decorative mosque has three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble.