Delhi Jama Masjid is among the Heritage monuments of India that reflects a community’s culture, tradition & sentiments.
Every day, Infinite locals & foreigners visit Delhi Jama Masjid to capture the beautiful monument with their own eyes. The place remains surrounded by the crowded lanes of Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi.
We must know a bit about the place we plan to go to so that no unwanted surprises can be a barrier to our experience. That is how the human mind thinks.
Are you 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 Jama Masjid
Every religion has its values and beliefs. Let’s look at some in this case –
1. Keep Your Shoes Folded
As you climb up Jama Masjid’s stairs, you must take out your shoes before the entrance. Though, 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 seen in the image above. Then, if 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 remain advised to wear full sleeves clothes.
Foreign tourists, especially women, should wear a gown before entering the mosque. The gown is a complete stretch gown till the bottom of the legs. The price of which is Rs.50 per person. You can take it from the entrance of Jama Masjid.
The gown will be available for rent, and you must return it while existing at the Masjid.
- You are not allowed to enter the Jama Masjid or any Masjid if you don’t wear the appropriate clothes.
3. Avoid Making Tik-Tok Video Inside the Jama Masjid
Yes, the making of Tik-Tok videos isn’t allowed inside the premises. Many people ultimately got caught making Tik-Tok videos earlier. Delhi Jama Masjid is a religious place where people are emotionally and mentally attached. It will help if you respect other people’s sentiments and beliefs.
4. Don’t Click any Unsuitable Photographs
It would be best if you didn’t take inappropriate pictures. Such as doing a handstand or gestures with Jama Masjid in the background are considered improper.
Click the pictures and save them as memories.
Honestly, pictures in front of a heritage monument represent pride and dignity, and you don’t want to make a photograph disrespect any religion.
These are some of the points you must keep on a high-priority list.
Essential Things You Must Look to do in Delhi 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 site 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 stands on a mountain at the highest point in Delhi?
2. Feed the Pigeons
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 with your eyes and camera.
3. Take a 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 Indians is Rs.50 per person, and for foreigners 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.
One Minaret is open to the public while the other is closed.
It’s not easy to cross each other on the stairs coming from different directions. I hope 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. They also wash hands and feet in the pool, known as doing Hauz, before praying.
5. Attend the Friday Prayer
On Friday, people gather inside the Jama Masjid for Namaz. Seeing thousands of people in Prayer will bliss your eyes and soul.
If you are 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
Numerous cats in Jama Masjid move slowly and steadily from one place to another. The cats are adorable that will guide the inner you to follow them.
I have created a Photo Web Story on my visit to Jama Masjid.
Where is Jama Masjid Located in Delhi?
Jama Masjid stands located in old Delhi. Suppose you are coming to Jama Masjid via metro. Then there are various stations like Jama Masjid, Lal Qila, Chawri Bazar, and Chandni Chowk. So you can easily reach Jama Masjid Mosque.
I have lived in Delhi for a long time, yet I haven’t explored various monuments and places.
Are there Entry Fees to Jama Masjid?
There are no entry fees to enter the Mosque as such. But If you carry a camera, you must pay Rs.300. Minaret charges are separate for Indians & Foreign Tourists.
Delhi Jama Masjid in Summer vs. Winter Season
The Jama Masjid Mosque is made of Marble and Limestone. Thus, the floor remains hot during summer. Therefore, carpets stood in multiple rows so people could walk over them.
Early winter mornings are the best time to visit if you want peace of mind because the Jama Masjid will start getting crowded in the afternoon and evening.
It remains open till 6:30 p.m., and sunset from Jama Masjid will be a heart-warming option.
Consider Reading, Safdarjung Tomb Delhi – A Morning Visit for Photography
Some Interesting but Less Known Facts About Jama Masjid
I did a Jama Masjid heritage walk, so I gained insights and would like to share them with you.
Do you know that the stairs of the three gates of Delhi Jama Masjid are not equal?
The stairs count of Gate No.1 and Gate No.2 are the same.
But the stair count of Gate No.2 is 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 hard to tell from the eyes, but the photograph can answer.
- Jama Masjid Gate No 2 is called Shahi Darwaza. Whereas Gate 1 and 3 have only 1 and 3 names.
- Approximately 199 people can gather and pray from the marked position inside the Mosque.
- More than 25,000 people can do Prayer from the courtyard of Jama Masjid.
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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.
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 🙂