Friday, February 3, 2017
Jama Masjid Delhi India
Jama Masjid is the largest Mosque in India. It is located in Old Delhi. The courtyard is large enough for 25,000 people. Construction began in 1644 and was organised by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort at Agra.
There are three gates, four towers, and two minarets, each 40 metres tall.
At the top of the steps, those who wish to enter must remove their shoes.
And women are to don provided robes, which creates a photo op for Westerners.
Close ups reveal the artistry in sandstone and marble.
A link to more information http://www.culturalindia.net/monuments/jama-masjid.html
A small fee is charged for photography but there is no charge to enter the Mosque.
A youth expects a tip for minding your shoes.
Outside is the Chawri Bazaar, which we toured via pedal Rickshaw following our visit to the Mosque.