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11 Most Beautiful Mosques in India that You Must Visit πŸ•Œ

While you can find a lot of natural beauty in India, man-made magnificence does not leave a stone unturned to impress us. Some of them can be found in the mosques in the country. In fact, some of the mosques are ancient and their architectural designs simply woo the visitors. The beautiful mosques can be found in almost all the cities, towns, and even hamlets in the country. So, let us take a quick look at some of them here.

11 Famous Mosque in India in 2022

1. Jama Masjid, New Delhi

Jama Masjid was built in 1644 by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. Today, it is the largest mosque in India and one of the top attractions in the capital city of India, Delhi. The mosque boasts the capacity to accommodate at least 25,000 devotees at the time of prayers and even during religious events. You can see four grand towers, three beautiful tall gates, and the marble dΓ©cor which looks absolutely exquisite. Even if you are not a religious person at heart, you must visit this mosque to appreciate its beauty.

Opening and closing time: 7 am to 12 pm; 1.30 pm to 6.30 pm

2. Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad

Mecca Masjid, also spelled as maccah masjid, is popular for being one of the oldest mosques in the country. The mosque was constructed by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. It was named mecca because the bricks and even the soil were transported from Mecca while it was being constructed. The mosque has arched galleries, a huge prayer hall, octagonal balconies, passageways, minarets, and dome structures. Apart from these, the external design of the mosque is equally spectacular.

Opening and closing time: 4 am to 9.30 pm

3. Jamali-Kamali Mosque, Delhi

It is one of the most ancient mosques in Delhi. However, the major parts of the mosque are in its ruins now. The mosque and the two tombs that adjoin it, named Jamali and Kamali were built with red sandstone and red marble.Β  From the prayer hall to the domes and even the courtyard of the mosque is something that you must see.Β 

Opening and closing time: 10 am to 6 pm

4. Adhai Din ka Jhonpra, Ajmer

On your trip to Ajmer Sharif Dargah, you can find Adhai Din ka Jhonpra. Some parts of this mosque are already in ruins; however, you will still be able to witness the architectural glory. It took seven years to build this mosque.

Opening and closing time: 6 am to 7 pm

5. Bara Imambara, Lucknow

Bara Imambara was built in 1784 by the 4th Nawab of Awadh, Nawab Asaf-Ud-Dowhala. The other name of this famous mosque in India is Asafi Imambara. Apart from being beautiful, this is also one of the largest unsupported structures in the country. The mosque is built of Lakhnawi bricks and lime plaster. Ant beam was not at all used to make the roof, neither any metal nor wood element was used.

Opening and closing time: 6 am to 5 pm

6. Hazratbal Masjid, Srinagar

This is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world, not just for its architecture but also for its location. The mosque is located on the bank of Dal Lake. The mosque has one dome and one minaret. You can enjoy a beautiful view of the Dal Lake from the mosque.

Opening and closing time: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

7. Taj-ul-Masajid, Bhopal

This pink mosque is one of a kind since it is decorated with vintage motifs which were taken from Syrian mosques. This mosque has huge minarets that are octagonal and also has nine cusped multiple entrances, arched doorways, central prayer hall. You will even be able to come across fresco paintings as well as Islamic inscriptions.

Opening and closing time: 6 am to 8 pm

8. Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad

Jama Masjid in Ahmedabad is one of the largest mosques in the country. It was built in 1424 by Emperor Sultan Ahmed Shah. The tomb of Sultan Ahmed Shah, his queen, his son, and his grandson can be found in this mosque. You will be able to witness the striking indo-islamic architecture in this mosque.Β 

Opening and closing time: 6 am to 8 pm

9. Jumma Masjid, Bangalore

The mosque was built in the 1790s and is dedicated to Tipu Sultan. The main attractions of the mosque are floral motifs and artwork. You must visit the mosque during the month of Ramadan. It is that time of the year when the mosque is all lit up and looks gorgeous.

Opening and closing time: 5 am to 8.30 pm

10. Cheraman Juma Mosque, Thrissur

Located in Thrissur, it is considered to be the first masjid in India. This mosque was built in 629 AD and reflects the glory of Islam. If you have an eye for beauty, you are surely going to love the architecture of this mosque. Apart from all these, you will also be able to experience peace in this mosque.

Opening and closing time: 5 am to 8.30 pm

11. Moonu Pettumma Palli, Pappinisseri

Located in Pappinisseri of Kannur district, Moonu Pettumma Palli is a popular mosque in India known for its intricate architectural design. You will experience peaceful vibes in this mosque.

Opening and closing time: 4 am to 10 pm

There are several places to visit near these mosques which you must cover. The only thing that you should put in effort for is the road trip. Let this be a road trip so that you can make the most out of it. Also, you can take a self-drive car rental service from Revv and enjoy your trips thoroughly. You can get a car to rent at your convenience and the most affordable rates. So, download the Revv app on your phone right now and book the car that you want.

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