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Visit Jama Masjid

History of Muslim religion in Gujarat spans over a millennia and if one has to choose a living image that represents Muslim in Gujarat, then it cant be anything other than the Jama Masjid of Bharuch. The mosque possess a distinguished structure, which in turn differentiates it from other mosques in India. On one hand, its covered courtyard gives it the look of a fort, while on the other its construction during the 14th century from the remains of an ancient Jain temple represent temple architecture modified on Islamic practices.

History of Muslim religion in Gujarat spans over a millennia and if one has to choose a living image that represents Muslim in Gujarat, then it cant be anything other than the Jama Masjid of Bharuch. The mosque possess a distinguished structure, which in turn differentiates it from other mosques in India. On one hand, its covered courtyard gives it the look of a fort, while on the other its construction during the 14th century from the remains of an ancient Jain temple represent temple architecture modified on Islamic practices.

History states that the Jama Masjid at Bharuch earlier served as the palace of Ranakdevi, but was later transformed into a mosque by Sultan Muhammad Begda on winning as the prince of Saurashtra. The mosque holds a strong position at the base of Bharuch Fort and has good historical value attached to it. The nearby Narmada River again adds to its scenic beauty. Some good things to know while planning a visit to the attraction are:

  • there are many hotels located around the Jama Masjid area,
  • one can indulge in various leisure activities during a visit to the attraction and
  • it can be reached by rail or bus from Ankleshwar.

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Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Khari sinngh (ground nut)
  • Altitude

    49 ft
  • STD Code

    02642
  • Best Season

    October to March
  • State/Code

    /392001
  • LANGUAGES

    Gujarati, Marwari, Hindi, and Marathi, Urdu and Sindhi