Regardless of which Jama Masjid you visit, there is just one word for all of them - beautiful! Jama Masjid is the main mosque and there is one in many cities of India. The Jama Masjid in Jaipur has the same basic structure. It has been built on a raised platform - It has one prominent dome in the middle with its inverted moon along with two other smaller domes. It has a rectangular prayer hall which has beautiful facade made by seven arches. There are three small gates in three different directions that take you to the courtyard in front of the mosque, the place where all devotees pray. It has ablution tank and the corners have been ornamented by minar type kiosks.
History of the attraction
Built in AD 1569, by Bharmal, the then king of Amber according to the order of Emperor Akbar, Jama Masjid Jaipur like Jama Masjid in Delhi and Agra is of historical importance and is a protected monument under the Archeological Survey of India (ASI).
Jama Masjid is located less than 1 km from the famous Amer Fort. Once you have finished exploring this beautiful fort, you can take an auto to Jama Masjid or even walk.
Things to Do in and around
One of the major attractions of Amber is the famous Amer Fort, which lies very close to Jama Masjid. Amer Fort happens to be the one of the most important tourist attractions of Jaipur. People usually visit the Jama Masjid, on the way back from this beautiful fort.
The Amer Fort was built by Raja Maan Singh during the 16th century and still stands strong. The Sheesh Mahal is a beautiful place inside the fort, the place where the famous Mughal-E-Azam song ‘jab pyar kiya toh darna kya’ was filmed. All the walls and the ceiling are carved with mirrors and have beautiful paintings on them.
The view from top of the fort of the lake in front and the surrounding is magnificent.
Kesar Kyari Bagh, Jhalana Nature Park, Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, and Jaigarh Fort are the other places that you can visit.
Opening and Closing Times
The Jama Masjid is open all seven days of the week, the timing being 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Best Time to Visit
Rajasthan is a desert and so summer is never a good time to visit this place. Plan your trip during the months of October - February for a pleasing experience. However, make sure to carry woolens as the nights are quite cold during this time.