Jama Masjid

The majestic and historic Jama Masjid is a prominent point in the city of Ahmedabad. The mosque is still active and open to tourists and religious devotees. The grand structure of the mosque is spread across the old city, on the outer fringes of the Bhadra Fort spreading from Manek Chowk to Teen Darwaza. The fort was built under the reign of Ahmed Shah 1 centuries ago.

The mosque is huge in space and area. The prayer hall is a unique combination of geometrical construction. Apart from these the mosque also holds the tombs of Sultan Ahmed Shah, Ahmed Shah 1, his heir Mohammad Shah, his grandson Qutub-Ud-Din Ahmed Shah. The mosque also has a number of minarets and colorful pillars that complete the unique creation.

History

The Jama Masjid was built by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the year 1423 and it is a must visit tourist attraction in Gujarat. The Jama Masjid or the Jumma Masjid as it is locally known was the largest mosque in the history of India before the Jama Masjid was built in Delhi. The magnificent construction of the mosque is very unique and enchanting.
The yellow sandstone from which the temple is made marks an important destination. The mosque receives a number of visitors who come to pray at various points of the day. The whole of the temple complex is well maintained even to this day for its historic importance and religious significance.

Where is it located?

Ahmedabad is well connected to the other parts of the state of Gujarat via road, rail and airport. The Kalupur Western rail link is the best and nearest way to reach Ahmedabad by rail. The rail lines are well inter-linked to the other parts of the country be it Mumbai, Delhi or Chandigarh. Private cars or buses can be taken from here to reach the mosque.
The nearest airport is also at Ahmedabad which hosts both domestic and international flights. The airport is mostly very busy and flight availabilities are also decent.

Ideal Visiting Time

The Jama Masjid can be visited anytime of the year and it is open to followers of any religion. But one can enjoy the grand courtesy of the festive season if one visits it during Eid-ul-Fitre.

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