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Reviewed October 25, 2012

I liked this place. It was nice to be in a huge open space up above the insanity of Delhi. It was peaceful. Unaccompanied women aren't allowed in the tower, but if you really want to go I'm sure you can find a man that is more than willing to accompany you for a low price.
Beware of toots-the people who say they work there and are guides but aren't. Admission is 300Rs but you end up paying more because they make you wear a robe - we paid 400Rs each. Then they try to get more money from you as you pick up your shoes and return your robe. As long as you're mindful of the price gouging you'll be ok. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This large working mosque incorporates an outer wall, gates and internal mosque with minerettes. You can also climb to the top of the tower to get a good view of Delhi. Remember that this is a working mosque so Friday is a major day of prayer. You will need to leave your footware at the gate and pay a small fee (INR200 for each camera you take in. The buildings are in good condition, the internal mosque is colored white and red, the remainder is made of red stone. Certainly not the most dramatic building in India but well worth the visit.

Thank robbotravel
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This site looks beautiful from the distance as the roof tiles are spectacular. When you actually enter it is quite simple and basic, with lots of locals who will want to be your tour guide. You also have to take off your shoes and cover up.

Thank Ruth P
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Jama Masjid in Agra is opposite the Agra fort and overlooks the Agra Fort Railway Station. It is one of the larger mosques in India. It is constructed of red sandstone with little white marble decoration and blue colour paint wall and ceilings. The mosque is crowned by three large sandstone domes distinguished by their zigzag bands of marble. It is surrounded by a great bazaar.

The Mosque was built by Shah Jahan in 1648 and dedicated to his favourite daughter, Jahanara Begum.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Definitely Thumbs up for the Place, the History. Jama Masjid is beautiful architecture and History. It is peaceful and lots to take in. The cravings on the Windows and the Gates is beautiful. It is not a typical crowded touristy place which adds to the beauty. Definitely have various great spots for Pictures.

Thumbs Down for: Guides, Hagglers, Tuk tuk rikshaw drivers, Self-proclaimed Religious preachers...
The Tourist is continuously harassed. As soon as you park int he Parking lot, the Driver would introduce you to a bunch of Guides who are "Government" certified and I mean "Government" in all sarcastic sincerity. You will never be sure if you need a Guide or not. After the Fact, I can confidently advice: You Don't Need A Guide. Unless, you are really a history buff. Most of the important facts are mentioned on the Boards at various point. The tuk tuk rikshaw that you will rent to take you from the Parking lot to the Jama Masjid entrance will most definitely over-charge. Ignore it and just try to haggle a good price as there are no other options but to walk instead. Once at the entrance, there are all sorts of Hawkers selling trinkets, fruits, etc. More hassling. Ignore, say no and move on.

Once inside, your Guide will tell you various stories about the place (most I don't remember), then he will religious blackmail you into buying offerings, which is again SO Uncool. Don't rip me off in the name of religion. If you are strong enough, ignore and politely say No.

In all, I would recommend going to Jama Masjid for its peace and serenity. It is a beautiful historic site, which is rich in culture and heritage. Brave the Hagglers. It will be worth it in the end.

Thank GotSumS
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