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India 2011 – Delhi – Jama Masjid

July 7, 2011

(Part of my ongoing India travelogue… if you want to start from the beginning – check out this post: India 2011)

Jama Masjid – also known as Masjid-i Jahān-Numā is the biggest mosque in India. IT IS DEFINITELY VERY IMPRESSIVE LOOKING:

Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid was commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the same guy who would come to build the Taj Mahal. Obviously a man of modest tastes.

Jama Masjid
I love the scalloping on these pillars

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid
Nap time

Jama Masjid
One of the few times in my life when I have thought to myself… ahh, those pigeons are so beautiful

Women are welcome to visit, however – out of respect, they must cover themselves with tunics (that are unusually supplied free of charge). You’d think, given that they’re meant to show modesty, they’d be demure plain coloured sacks. Why no…. feast your eyes on these babies:

Jama Masjid
I was quite fond of my orange cape

Jama Masjid is a functioning mosque – however it’s also very popular with tourists. There’s no entry fee, but you do have to pay a Rs100 surcharge if you have a camera. And remember to tip the people who mind your shoes for you.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 7, 2011 6:55 pm

    I love your photos! This also reminds me I need to start my own Japan travelogue…

    • July 8, 2011 9:58 am

      Ohhh please do!! I would love to read it :))) I started writing my Japan travelogue from Sept last year but never finished it 😦 still regret it! Maybe after I finish my India ones I’ll muster up the courage hehee.

  2. Andre permalink
    July 8, 2011 2:39 pm

    Loved your articles on India trip. Great shots as well! Made me feel like going there!

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