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Jama Masjid,  My Experience,  New Delhi

A Guide for the First Time to Delhi ka Jama Masjid

This post was recently updated on May 20th, 2021

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Delhi ka Jama Masjid is among the Heritage monuments of India that reflects the culture, tradition & sentiments of a community.

Every day, Infinite locals & foreigners visit Delhi ka Jama Masjid to capture the beautiful monument in their own eyes. It is surrounded by the crowded lanes of Old Delhi.

We must know a bit about the place we are planning to go to. So that no unwanted surprises can act as a barrier in our experience. This is how the human mind thinks.

Excited to know about the things for the first-timer to Jama Masjid of Delhi? Let’s start –

Few Things to carefully understand about Old Delhi ka Jama Masjid

Every religion has its own values and beliefs. Let’s look at some in this case –

1. Keep your shoes folded

Keep your shoes folded at Jama Masjid
Keep your shoes folded at Jama Masjid

As you climb up the stairs of Jama Masjid, take out your shoes before the entrance. You can keep the shoes in the shoe rack outside the gate of Masjid by paying Rs.10 per person pair to safeguard your shoes.

Either you can carry along.

To Bring to your knowledge, fold the shoes and carry them. As you can see in the image above. In case you want to put your shoes down, follow the same rule of keeping your shoe folded.

In other words, keeping your shoe palm on the ground is a bad practice in the Muslim religion.

2. Fully covered clothes

Men and Women are advised to wear full sleeves clothes so that no part of the body can be seen naked.

Foreign tourists, especially women’s have been given a gown to wear on their clothes. The gown is a complete stretch gown till the bottom of the legs. The price of which is Rs.50 per person. It can be collected from the entrance of Jama Masjid.

The gown will be available on rent, and you have to return while existing the Masjid.

You are not allowed to enter the Jama Masjid or any Masjid if you are not wearing the appropriate clothes.

3. Avoid making Tik-Tok Video inside the Jama Masjid

Yes, the making of Tik-Tok videos is not allowed inside the premises. Many people were caught making Tik-Tok videos earlier. Delhi ka Jama Masjid is a religious place where people are attached, both emotionally and mentally. You must respect other people’s sentiments and beliefs.

4. Don’t click any Unsuitable photographs

Inappropriate pictures such as doing a handstand or some other gestures with Jama Masjid in the background are considered not proper.

Simply click the pictures and save them as memories.

Honestly, pictures in front of a heritage monument are itself a presentation of pride and dignity, and you don’t want to make a photograph shown disrespect of any religion.

These are some of the points that you must keep on a high priority list.

Key things you must look to do in Delhi Ka Jama Masjid

The biggest mosque - Delhi Ka Jama Masjid
The biggest mosque – Delhi Ka Jama Masjid

Like any other religious place, you must be thinking, what else can we do apart from Praying?

Yes, you are partially correct, but there is something at every place that you’ll be going to remember.

Let’s make memories –

1. Sit under the shades in Peaceful Environment

Jama Masjid of Delhi is the largest Masjid where one can easily spot a place to sit under the shades during heat season. Although, winters are also preferred by many to sit under the shade and inhale the open fresh air.

Do you know that Delhi 6 Jama Masjid is situated on a mountain at the highest point in Delhi?

2. Feed the Pigeons

You can feed the pigeons in Delhi ka Jama Masjid
You can feed the pigeons in Delhi ka Jama Masjid

You can find hundreds of Pigeons in the Jama Masjid, and feeding a bird or an animal is a noble cause.

In the morning, you can see eagles and crows glittering all over the sky with their presence, and a fantastic sky scene to capture from your eyes and camera too.

3. Take a bird’s eye view

Go to the minaret top for the bird's eye view
Go to the minaret top for the bird’s eye view

Yes, you can take a bird’s eye view of the whole of Delhi from the Minaret of Jama Masjid. The ticket price for Indian’s is Rs.50 per person and for foreigner’s is Rs.100 per person. The height of the Minaret is 40m and is fair enough to get an aerial view.

You have to pay Rs.10 just before the entrance of the Minaret to keep your shoes.

Do you know that 121 stairs lead to Minaret top?

One Minaret is open for the public while the other is closed.

It’s not easy to cross each other on the stairs coming from different directions. I hope that this signifies the space available on the way & the top of the Minaret.

4. Wash your hands and feet before doing the Prayer

The courtyard of Jama Masjid has a pool of water where people wash their hands and feet before doing the Nawaz. It’s present at the center of the Mosque courtyard. Also, washing hands and feet in the pool known as doing Hauz before doing the Prayer.

5. Attend the Friday Prayer

Friday prayer at Delhi ka Jama Masjid Mosque
Friday prayer at Delhi ka Jama Masjid Mosque

On Friday, people gather inside the Jama Masjid for Namaz. Seeing thousands of people in Prayer will going to be bliss to your eyes and soul.

If you are present at Jama Masjid during the Friday prayer time, take care that you don’t disturb anyone with your actions or anything else.

6. Adore Cats

You can spot many cats in Jama Masjid of Delhi
You can spot many cats in Jama Masjid of Delhi

There are numerous cats in Jama Masjid moving slowly and steadily from one place to another. The cats are adorable that will guide the inner you to follow them.

Where is Jama Masjid located in Delhi?

The mosque is being surrounded by the small lanes of Old Delhi
The mosque is being surrounded by the small lanes of Old Delhi

Jama Masjid is located in old Delhi. If you are coming to Jama Masjid via metro. Then there are various stations like Jama Masjid, Lal Qila, Chawri Bazar, and Chandni Chowk. You can easily reach to Jama Masjid Mosque.

I have been living in Delhi for a long and yet there are various monuments and places that I haven’t explored.

Entry Fees to Jama Masjid?

There are no entry fees to enter the Mosque as such. But If you are carrying a camera, then you need to pay Rs.300. Minaret charges are separate for Indians & Foreign Tourists.

Delhi Ka Jama Masjid in Summer vs Winter Season

Since the Jama Masjid Mosque has been made of Marble and Limestone. The floor remains hot during the summer season. Carpets were put in multiple rows so that people can walk over them.

Early winter mornings are the best time to visit if you want to have peace of mind because the Jama Masjid will start getting crowded towards the afternoon and evening.

It remains open till 6:30 p.m. sunset from Jama Masjid will be a heart-warming option.

Some Interesting but less known facts about Jama Masjid

Winter Morning at the Mosque
Winter Morning at the Mosque

Do you know that the stairs of the three gates of Delhi ka Jama Masjid Delhi are not equal? The stairs of Gate No.1 and Gate No.2 are numbered alike. But the stairs of Gate No.2 are more. If you stand before the entrance of Gate No.2 and click a picture, you can see that the Mosque is a little tilted. It’s somehow hard to tell from the eyes, but the photograph can answer.

Gate no.2 is called Shahi Darwaza, while gates No.1 & 3 are named as 1 & 2 only.

It is said that approx. 199 people can gather and do the Prayer from the marked position inside the Mosque.

More than 25,000 people can do Prayer from the courtyard of Jama Masjid.

You’re most welcome if you have any points to add to this list.

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Keep traveling and exploring.

See you on the roads.

A Passionate Traveler who explores to see every corner from his eyes and presents it through Visual and Creative writing. The blog covers Travel and  Photography content.


  • On The Fly Blog

    This looks like an incredible place to visit. I love that you include some tips for visiting, as it’s difficult for tourists to know the customs in new places. It’s interesting that prices are lower for locals. I like it because it makes the local views more available to the people who live there.

    • Vansh Tiwari

      Hello Fizz, Thanks for taking out your valuable time and reading it thoroughly. Yes, locals are the way to go. I hope you witness this monumental beauty from your eyes one day 🙂
      Thanks again.

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