Jami Masjid

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Sourav_KS
Pune, India82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Located in the hustle bustle of the Old City, this mosque is iconic heritage and medieval structure built during Sultanate Period and is the basis of all future mosques constructed in and around Ahmedabad.

Has a huge courtyard and peaceful unlike the market outside. It is an active mosque so visitors need to be careful about the attire and need to remove shoes outside.

A must in the tour itinerary while exploring old Ahmedabad.

No restrictions on photography except during prayer timings.
Written August 19, 2022
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Madhulika L
Noida, India6,211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This large and very beautiful old mosque was one of the most important buildings constructed by Ahmed Shah I after the establishment of Ahmedabad as his capital. Constructed in 1424 CE, the Jami Masjid (congregational mosque) is in the shape of a large square, its central area occupied by an immense courtyard, with an old wazu tank (for ablutions) in the centre. The corridor that rings the courtyard has giant letters in Arabic painted along the walls, and beautiful arches all along.

The main prayer hall of the mosque has exquisite stone carving, both outside and inside. Women are not allowed inside the prayer hall, and photography is not allowed either, but my husband, who was able to enter, reported that the mosque has rows of carved pillars - three hundred of them, as mentioned on the sign outside - which are spectacular.

No entry fee is charged, but a dress code is in place.
Written February 1, 2024
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Usha65
Hyderabad, India1,889 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
A beautiful and elegant looking mosque in Ahmadabad amongst the narrow and dirty lanes. The architecture is great and makes it worth visiting. However, one has to travel through narrow and congested old city roads.
Written December 12, 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Jami Masjid is a major mosque in Ahmedabad built in the early 15th century in the reign of Ahmed Shah of the Muzaffarid dynasty. The mosque has a standard rectangular plan, but unusually does not have the standard minarets., which were destroyed 1819 earthquake and never rebuilt. The most interesting features of the mosque are the ring of colonnades around the open courtyard and the level of details on the columns which are decorated with calligraphy instead of the more usual floral and geometric patterns. The number of columns also extends to the main prayer area which is just saturated with columns, but they do make a pretty sight.

One of the more interesting things to see in Ahmedabad.
Written December 7, 2019
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Raveesh B
Delhi36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Business
As with other properties managed by trusts, this one also needs a facelift. However the beautifully carved pillars and dome can leave you breathless and wanting for more. I wish ASI and Waqf start paying more attention to the stupendous architectural marvels of India
Written March 29, 2015
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rahulsgupta
Bengaluru, India391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
The best time to visit is the morning, before the markets open up and the crowds start streaming in. An imposing monument, having very fine workmanship. Sitting in the large courtyard and marveling at the majestic masjid, you can feel the tension draining out of you. Certainly a must when visiting Ahmedabad.
Written March 24, 2015
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Saj94
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2010
It is great to visit Jame masjid.. Big, quite, great piece of architecture build in 1400AD...
Written June 9, 2011
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percyvakil
Mumbai, India2,434 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
The Shahi Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad was built by Sultan Ahmad Shah in 1424. It has a large courtyard colonnaded on 3 sides with entrances at each of them. On the fourth side is the domed prayer hall. The prayer hall has 15 domes and 260 pillars. It had two beautifully carved minarets the tops of which collapsed during an earthquake in 1819. The courtyard has a pond in the middle.
Today the masjid is located in the crowded Manek Chowk area of the city and the best way to get there is by autorickshaw. If you go there by car, you'll find it impossible to get any parking place.
Written April 2, 2015
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,600 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Entering from the very crowded Manek Chowk area in old Ahmedabad and seeing this vast open space inside the Jama Masjid comes quite as a surprise. The prayer hall is very impressive too with its sea of columns.

Since this is an active religious site one doesn't fell like wandering around too much as a sightseeing tourist. If one wants to appreciate details of this special type of Islamic architecture, it makes sense to have a look at the Jama Masjid in Champaner, which was built in the same century, also by the Sultans of Gujarat and which has quite a few similarities in its architecture and its decorations.
Written March 5, 2015
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Bappa_Mumbai
Mumbai52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
The Jama Masjid stand with all its grandeur and vastness in acrowded area of Ahmedabad. But once you enter the masjid, peace prevails. The architecture is also significant in that you see a blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
Written February 27, 2015
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