Jama Masjid

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Brief Introduction of Jama Masjid Ladakh

Reckoned to be the biggest mosque in Ladakh, Jama Masjid is situated in the heart of Leh City. The mosque is the symbol of an agreement between Mughals and the Ladakhi King, Deldan Namgyal. According to the settlement, the Mughals were to provide protection to Ladakh for a small fee.

This one of the main attractions in Leh is situated in the main bazaar and is a must-see piece of art. It is adorned with intricate carvings and houses a memorial known as Shahi Hamdan which is dedicated to Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, a Muslim Sufi Saint. The mosque is however, only open to men.

History of Jama Masjid

The history of Jama Masjid in Leh states that it was constructed in 1666-67 as the symbol of the agreement between the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and Ladakhi King, Deldan Namgyal.

Architecture of Jama Masjid


The architecture of Jama Masjid is inspired by Turkish-Iranian architecture. The new structure has intricate carvings and adornments.

Best Time to Visit Jama Masjid

The best time to visit Jama Masjid is between June and September when the weather is quite pleasant. However, please note, only men are allowed inside the mosque.

How to Reach Jama Masjid?

Since the Jama Masjid is located at the main market in Leh, this attraction is easily accessible on foot. If you’re away from Leh City, you can take a taxi service and reach here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How far is Jama Masjid from Leh & what is the best way to reach?

Jama Masjid is situated at the centre of the Leh’s main market. One can reach here on foot.

Q. How old is Jama Masjid in Leh?

Jama Masjid is a 16th century mosque.

Q. Is everyone allowed inside Jama Masjid in Leh?

No, only men are allowed inside Jama Masjid in Leh.

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