Jama Masjid


The Jama Masjid, situated in the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri in Agra. Constructed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 571 A.D, the Jama Masjid is a premier heritage tourist attraction of Agra.

Built at a great height, the Jama Masjid has a large courtyard where the faithful can gather to pray. On a tour of Jama Masji with us, you can also witness two other imposing structures - The Jammat Khana Hall and The Zenana Rauza (the tomb for the women of royal household). Witness the decorative beauty of Jama Masjid that is replete with inscriptions, inlaid geometric designs and colored tiles - all befitting of a religious place. Tourists visiting the Jama Masjid get to enter through the grand gateway of Buland Darwaza.

Within the mosque complex you will find the shrine of the Sufi religious leader Sheikh Salim Chisti. The lattice marble screens of the tomb are amazing in their workmanship. The tomb was earlier built in red sandstone and parts of the original structure can also be seen. You can see the tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti on tours of the Jama Masjid Agra

Besides being an architectural beauty, the Jama Masjid is also important as the mosque complex also serves as the final resting palace for Sufi religious leader Sheikh Salim Chisti.

The other tourist attractions of Agra are: