Mausoleum of Ahmed Shah
This atmospheric mausoleum, outside the Jama Masjid’s east gate, may have been constructed by Ahmed Shah himself before his death in...
The tomb of Ahmed Shah’s queen sits on a raised platform that’s engulfed by market stalls. Though it’s not in great shape, the jali ...
To the east of Bhadra Fort stands the Teen Darwaja, which was the gateway into the Royal Square, or Maidan Shahi, where royal...
Gandhi Cold-Drink House
Locals throng this shop between Badra Fort and Teen Darwaja for ice cream, lassis and, best of all, lassis with ice cream!
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Jama Masjid information
Built by Ahmed Shah in 1423, the Jama Masjid ranks as one of India’s most beautiful mosques, enhanced by an enormous, peaceful courtyard. Demolished Hindu and Jain temples provided the building materials, and the mosque displays some architectural fusion with these religions, notably in the lotuslike carving of some domes, which are supported by the prayer hall’s 260 columns. There were once two ‘shaking’ minarets, but they lost half their height in the great earthquake of 1819; their lower portions still flank the prayer hall’s central portico.