Jama Masjid in Agra is opposite the Agra Fort and overlooking the Agra fort railway station. This mosque was built by Shah Jahan and was dedicated to his favorite daughter, Jahanara Begum.
It required six years and 5,000 workers to finish. It was made by using red sandstone and marble. It has little marble decoration and its walls are painted by blue color.
The Jama Masjid is also popularly known as the Jami Masjid or “Friday Mosque“. It is one of the largest mosques in India. Jami Masjid is beautifully decorated with paintings, inlaid stones, carvings and glazed tiles.
The building comprises pillared “Dalan”, a beautiful “Chhajja” and the “Chhatri” on the roof. The main spaces of the building are rather simple and contain a central arch with geometrical designs.