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The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri

The beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the area. Fatehpur Sikri is situated an hour drive from Agra and it is one of the most visited places, next to Taj Mahal. The Friday Mosque sits on top of a hill, overlooking a small village surrounded by rice fields.

This Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri is one of the largest mosques in India. Looking from outside, the mosque looks ordinary – just like any other mosque.
The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

But inside, you’ll see some of the spectacular flower decorations and geometrical designs in various colours.

The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

It has a very unique Iranian architecture. It was built by Emperor Akbar the Great who was buried in Sikandra.

The Beautiful Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

The Beautiful Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

The walls are inlaid with inscriptions from the Holy Quran.

The Beautiful Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

The Beautiful Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

And there are hundreds of arches from doors to hallways.

The Beautiful Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

The Beautiful Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

There are big domes and small domes, too.

The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

The mosque is made of red sandstones and white marbles.

The Beautiful Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

The Beautiful Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

Visitors enter through the amazing Victory Gate (Bland Darwaza) with steep steps.

The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

When you’re inside, you’ll find the tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti, a revered Sufi Saint. It’s been said that women tie a thread to the lattice screens, praying to bear children.

The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

The Beautiful Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra, India).

Note: 
Visitors are advised to leave their shoes on the base of the 54-meter high steps. There are people there who would look after your footwear in exchange of some tips. Also, just like any other mosques in India, you aren’t allowed to show some flesh here. So, dress appropriately. You can always ask for a piece of cloth (more like a sarong) to cover yourself.

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