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“Mindblowing Mosque !!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid)

Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid)
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$70.00*
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Private Tour: Old and New Delhi with Jama Masjid
Ranked #50 of 412 things to do in New Delhi
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal, commissioned this mosque in 1644. It remains the largest mosque in India.
New Delhi, India
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“Mindblowing Mosque !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

Just next to Red Fort lies one of the largest mosques of India, Jama Masjid. It is yet another tourist delight of Delhi to redirect your attention in one go. The most amazing aspect of Jama Masjid is its platform, made of a single block of marble. As the mosque stands on a hillock so you will have to climb 774 steep stairs to access the mosque. Besides, this there is also a pool whose water is considered holy. Plus, also use the water of the pool for drinking, washing their face, hands and feet. Even there is also a ground for pigeons where they are fed, and they also like to splatter into the pool. You may be surprised to know that there is no entry fee but you might have have to pay Rs 200 for just clicking a photo.

Visited October 2012
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“Nice monument, but arrogant men at the entrance”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

We were going to visit this momumento to be the largest mosque in India, but yields given up to enter. The men's entrance were arrogant, and wanted to charge for all the cameras that we took (gsm, Ipad, cameras ... 300 rupees for each).
If we only take pictures with one equipment, Why did we would have to pay for all!! Robbery!
We didn´t go in. We only visited the outside of the monument.

Visited April 2013
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Sydney
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“Beautiful mosque”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I visited this mosque as part of our tour of India. This is the biggest mosque in India which can hold around 25,000 people.
Like everyone else, we had to pay 300 Rupees to use our camera inside. And we were given robes to wear - which they tried to make us pay for but we called out to our guide and he said no we don't have to pay (tour guides are not allowed in and maybe this is the reason so they can try and scam more money off you?). We took our shoes off and left them outside with our guide aswell. Note - the ground is HOT! We were there late in the afternoon so if there is an option to put covers on your shoes then I would recommend to do that especially if it is earlier in the day.
We took some great photo's around and had many of the locals wanting to take photo's of us (we were 12 women travelling together) and also spoke to a few locals who were very nice.
Upon leaving, we handed back our robes and again we were asked to pay - which we very abruptly said no and walked out.
Definitely worth the visit just make sure you don't get ripped off.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful mosque but impossible people and staff”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

It is an impressive and beautiful building. The view from the minaret is superb! And go as early as you can to avoid crowds. BUT!!!: they want money for everything: camera permit, robe, taking care of shoes. Even people praying inside asked for money. A guy who could not speak any language we understood acted as a ?guide? even if we didn't ask him to, and we could not get rid of him either! He kept following us all the time and waiting, and in the end he would not accept a tip of 50 ruppes, he wanted 500! And even the staff asked us to pay him, in the end we gave him 200 rupees...Of course, not all tourist behave in a respectful way in these kind of religious sites, some tourist even deserve a bad treatment for being disrispectful. But in this site not even the people in it or the mosque itself show respect for themselves, visitors or religion. Much nicer and spiritual: the sikh temple gundwara bangla sahib!

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“Seat of Muslim Power”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is the seat of Muslim Power. A superb place to visit. The sense of history pervades the place. The architecture is wonderful, and it is set right next to a great street market, one that retains its vibrancy

Visited January 2013
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