Located opposite to the Agra fort, Jama Masjid of Agra is also known as Jami Masjid or Friday Mosque. It is one of the largest mosques of India built by Shah Jahan in 1648 in dedication to his beloved daughter Jahanara Begum. Before there was an octagonal Tripolia Chowk between the Delhi Gate of the Agra fort and Jama Masjid, however this was destroyed to create the Agra Fort Railway Station. Intricately designed out of White marble, the mosque has fountains on all the four corners of the compound. Constructed out of red sandstone and marble entirely, the mosque has Persian writings and inscriptions woven into the pillars and arches of the building. Three large red sandstone domes adore the ceilings of the mosque supported by marble pillars. Paintings, inlaid stones, carvings, myriad colored motifs, glazed tiles all over the building give it a significant importance in the history of Mughal era. The tomb of the holy Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti lays within the compound of the Jami Masjid. The mosque can accommodate over 10,000 devotees at a time.
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Winter: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Summer: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
How to Reach: The nearest domestic airport is 7 km from the Masjid and is known as Agra Airport. The main railway station is 3 km from the Mosque. Buses, taxis and autos are available to communicate throughout the city.""