Recommendation by Lemi
As the Taj Mahal was dedicated to Shah Jahan’s most favored wife, the Jāmi Masjid was built for his most favored daughter, Jahanara Begum. It took six years to build and is one of the biggest mosques in India. It welcomes both curious tourists and devout Muslims into its vast courtyards. Where the opulent architecture of the Mughal era is best enjoyed. The central mosque is primarily red sandstone, but features Shah Jahan’s favorite building material—marble—as well. The bulbs atop end in a lotus-like shape and have a zigzag pattern all around, a feature unique to this mosque. Not to be mistaken for the Jama Mosque in Delhi or in nearby Fatehpur Sikri, the Jāmi Masjid is located right outside of Agra Fort.
Jama Masjid Road, Kinari Bazar, Hing ki Mandi, Mantola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
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