The next day I decided to visit the Jama Masjid Lucknow and was quite excited about the place as it is a well-known tourist destination. It is loved and visited equally by both national and international tourists. It is also described as one of the most beautiful and mesmerizing mosques in India and a wonderful heritage site. This historical monument is opened to the public on all the seven days from 5.00 AM – 9.00 PM at night with no entry fees applicable. The trip through this monument takes from one-two hours to view it properly.
This opulent and magnificent building was built in the year 1423 by the then Sultan Ahmed Shah and is constructed exclusively and extensively in yellow sandstone. The architecture is done in stunning designs and intricate work. Located in the heart of the city, it is a combination of Muslim and Hindu architecture. The monument is standing straight on the pillars which are two hundred and sixty in number and they in turn are supporting fifteen domes, which are arched and at different elevations. These are ornamental in look and are intricately designed with architectural splendor and grandeur.
The carvings on the pillars are inspired from the Jain and Hindu culture. The courtyard measures seventy five meters by sixty six meters and is very vast to accommodate all the devotees during auspicious occasions. The chamber on the western side is in the shape of a big hall whereas on the eastern side lies the tomb of Sultan Ahmed Shah. This architectural wonder has been well-preserved and well-maintained by the concerned local authorities. It has become a divine worship place for the Muslims. I clicked many amazing photographs of the monument from different angles so that I could get a snap which would be the best.
I was also hungry and so, went to the nearby restaurant but even there I could not forget the excellent creation and so I went on thinking about Jama Masjid Lucknow. The Muslims consider this mesmerizing and historical monument to be one of the most important holy places. My next destination was to visit the famous Christ Church Lucknow.