The mosque is a place of worship for the Islamic followers across the world. In India, Mosque is also called as Masjid. According to the Islam religion, gents have to go for namaz in the mosque nearer to them. You would find mosques in each and every city around the world. However, India is blessed with a good number of beautiful mosques which you should visit once in your life.
5 Most Beautiful Mosques in India Everyone Should Visit
1. Jama Masjid, Delhi
Jama Masjid or The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees, and was inaugurated by an imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan. It is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Delhi for all tourists.
2. Taj-ul-Masajid, Bhopal
Taj-ul-Masajid is a beautiful mosque located in the city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It is considered as the largest mosque in India. The capacity of this mosque is about 175,000 persons at a time. There are two minarets and three domes in the whole complex.
3. Makkah Masjid, Hyderabad
Makkah Masjid, also pronounced as Mecca Masjid, is a beautiful mosque located in the heart of the city of Hyderabad. The bricks used in the central arch of the mosques were brought from Mecca, the holiest site of Islam. The mosque can accommodate 10,000 persons at a time. The construction of the mosque was completed in 1694.
4. Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad
Jama Masjid, also known as Friday Mosque is the largest mosque in Ahmedabad, located in the old walled city. It is one of the most beautiful mosques in India. The construction of this beautiful mosque was completed in 1424. It was probably the largest mosque in the Indian subcontinent built in this period.
5. Jama Masjid, Agra
Agra is blessed with a large number of historical places, including Jama Masjid. The mosque is located on the opposite of the Agra Fort and overlooking the Agra Fort Railway Station. It is considered as one of the largest mosques in India.
Article first published on October 31, 2015.