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Visit Jama Masjid

Aligarh in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is known for its long- locked history centered around Rajputs and Muslims. Old mansions, historical forts and religious edifices nestled on the soil Aligarh are reminiscent of its glorious past. Jama Masjid, also known as Sir Syed Masjid, is one of those revered shrines constructed in 1727 by Sabit Khan, the former ruler of Aligarh. The mosque carries with it the brilliance of Khan's architectural mind and artistic skills, the replica of which is hard to be find anywhere. The domes and minarets along with Sir Syed Ahmed Khan's tomb are major attractions here.

Aligarh in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is known for its long- locked history centered around Rajputs and Muslims. Old mansions, historical forts and religious edifices nestled on the soil Aligarh are reminiscent of its glorious past. Jama Masjid, also known as Sir Syed Masjid, is one of those revered shrines constructed in 1727 by Sabit Khan, the former ruler of Aligarh. The mosque carries with it the brilliance of Khan's architectural mind and artistic skills, the replica of which is hard to be find anywhere. The domes and minarets along with Sir Syed Ahmed Khan's tomb are major attractions here.

The Jama Masjid in Aligarh do not house a Madrasa like other mosques. The main worship centre lies within a kilometre away from the state highway and can be accessed by public transport. Some specific characteristics of Jama Masjid that draws attention are:

  • it lies within the campus of Aligarh Muslim University and
  • with a capacity of around 1000 people, it provides courses in Quranic phonetics and Qirtat throughout the year.
Aligarh might not be as happening as other historical destinations of the country, but its well restored ancient walls are strong enough to portray its importance in the pages of Indian history.
 

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  • Attractions

    None
  • Altitude

    178 meters above the sea level.
  • STD Code

    0571
  • Best Season

    October, November, March and April
  • State/Code

    Aligarh/20200x (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Hindi, Urdu, English